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by jmurray2112
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Texturing
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Texturing

Welcome to the forum. I can only offer my experience with re-graining repairs. I agree that you have to have lungs of steel to use a mouth atomizer, though some people swear by them. Not me. I'm also not a fan of hot-graining, as the only time I've gotten a decent grain transfer using a grain mat wa...
by jmurray2112
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Product Info, Changes, and Requests
Topic: Changes to the PR-1 usage recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 14622

Re: Changes to the PR-1 usage recommendation

Another update for techs in CA, or in other places that can't get denatured alcohol anymore. I've tested PR-1 with Isopropyl Alcohol 99% and 91%. While they both swell the resin somewhat (thicken to near a gel), it doesn't seem to affect application at all, and I don't see evidence of it leaving tho...
by jmurray2112
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Body oil accumulation (and removal) from leather explained
Replies: 0
Views: 2323

Body oil accumulation (and removal) from leather explained

If you’ve been a tech for any length of time, you’ve seen it. On furniture head- or arm-rests, on steering wheels, on hand-bag handles, on leather jacket collars, oil accumulation is apparent wherever skin comes in repeated contact over time with leather upholstery. This is true of both people, as w...
by jmurray2112
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Product Info, Changes, and Requests
Topic: COVID-19 and our maintenance product line
Replies: 0
Views: 11599

COVID-19 and our maintenance product line

Our cleaner, conditioner, and protector products all have an anti-microbial ingredient added to them. On the product label indicating what the anti-microbial is effective against, there is a rather large list, including Hep B and C, HIV, Staph, SARS, etc. This list includes the human coronavirus, bu...
by jmurray2112
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Product Info, Changes, and Requests
Topic: Changes to the PR-1 usage recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 14622

Re: Changes to the PR-1 usage recommendation

Here's an update to the PR-1 usage. Our most recent version of PR-1 has changed yet again. Happily, the newest version is now interacting quite well with denatured alcohol again. Yay! That's not much help to techs in CA, where it's much harder to get DA now, but for the rest of you, DA is once again...
by jmurray2112
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing oil extractor residue
Replies: 0
Views: 12849

Removing oil extractor residue

I was talking with a tech in CO a few days ago, and he mentioned to me that he'd found a good tool to remove oil extractor residue after oil extraction was complete. Both techs and our DIY kit customers have mentioned this a number of times over the years. After extensive oil extraction, even after ...
by jmurray2112
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Product Info, Changes, and Requests
Topic: Economy Leather Cleaner from AdvLeather.com
Replies: 2
Views: 14167

Re: Economy Leather Cleaner from AdvLeather.com

This product is now available.
by jmurray2112
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Product Info, Changes, and Requests
Topic: Product Status field added on Pro Products webpage
Replies: 0
Views: 19204

Product Status field added on Pro Products webpage

I've added a Product Status indicator for all the products on the professional products page. For those of you who order online, this will tell you if the product you are ordering is in stock, or back-ordered. If a product is in stock, it will say so in green. If a product is back-ordered, there wil...
by jmurray2112
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Product Info, Changes, and Requests
Topic: Economy Leather Cleaner from AdvLeather.com
Replies: 2
Views: 14167

Re: Economy Leather Cleaner from AdvLeather.com

To chime in from the technical side, the formulation is already in place, so it's not something that would that would take much time for us to add to the product line. The elimination of the degreasing agent, while reducing effectiveness against specific issues like the removal of oils, grease, wax,...
by jmurray2112
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Colouring 2 toned leather
Replies: 2
Views: 11969

Re: Colouring 2 toned leather

Stuart, Welcome to the forum. Glad you are here. SG-4 is basically 3 parts our cleaner, and 1 part PR-1 (our primer resin). The cleaner preps the surface, and the resin acts as a tie-coat between the existing finish and whatever you apply after (filler, color or clear-coat). As you are in the UK, yo...