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King Ranch & Furniture Aniline Leather Dyes

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CLEANING & PREPARATION:

A complete, thorough prep cleaning is the most important step in the coloring process to insure maximum penetration and adhesion of color to the unprotected leather fiber.

Thoroughly remove all dirt, body oils, silicones and waxes from the leather. If the aniline dye color can not penetrate the surface, it will not adhere.

1) PREP CLEANING: Spray a wet coat with (TC) Triclean Prep Cleaner over the entire area , use a soft nylon brush to scrub clean. Blot dry with a clean lint free towel or paper towel. Allow to dry completely. Use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

Check the leathers ability for penetration by placing a drop of water on several areas. Wait for minute, if the water leaves a dark circle, then the leather will accept aniline dye. If the water beads up with no dark circle, a second or third cleaning is required.

After the third cleaning and the water still beads up with no dark circle, try these options:

  1. Lightly sand the leather with #600 sandpaper. This may help to break the surface coating and allow penetration. Clean again with TC triclean prep cleaner and a soft cloth or paper towel.
  2. The last option is to re-color the leather in a top coated finish. See "applying color" In the repair instructions. This will change the feel and the look of the leather, but will provide a more durable and stain proof finish.

DYE ANILINE LEATHER:

2000 to 2008 King Ranch Interior Colors #AN-708 Castano Brown & #AN-709 Dk. Tan.

  1. Mix 2% crosslinker (#SL-7) into the aniline dye color.
  2. Apply a light coat of the aniline dye color by spray, wipe on or brush on method.
  3. Allow to dry. A hair dryer may be used to speed drying.
  4. Apply additional coats as needed, allowing each coat of color to dry to touch.
  5. To slightly increase the gloss, apply a top coat clear of AN aniline clear mixed with 2% crosslinker (#SL-7).

2009-2014 King Ranch Interior Color #SAC-707 Chaparrel.

This color has a semi-aniline finish. A light topcoat protective clear is applied by the factory over the color to help resist staining.

After prep cleaning with (TC) triclean, a light sanding with #600 sandpaper is required to remove the protective topcoat. After sanding, clean again.

  1. Mix 2% crosslinker (#SL-7) into the semi-aniline dye color.
  2. Apply a light coat of the semi-aniline dye color by spray, wipe on or brush on method.
  3. Allow to dry. A hair dryer may be used to speed drying.
  4. Apply additional coats as needed, allowing each coat of color to dry to touch.
  5. To slightly increase the gloss, apply a top coat clear of SAC semi- aniline clear mixed with 2% crosslinker (#SL-7).

ANILINE LEATHER CONDITIONER:

#ProC - Protection Cream is a leather conditioner/protector that replenishes the natural oils and conditioners in aniline leather.

This water based leather protection cream and conditioner is designed to protect leather against body oils, water and alcohol based stains as well as resist the effects of daily soiling.

Protection Cream will not stain or change the look and feel of the aniline leather.

Application: Wipe on medium wet coat of Protection Cream with a soft cloth, allow to penetrate and dry.

Repair Instructions

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