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Lexol Leather Cleaner - 3 liters
Lexol Leather Cleaner - 3 liters
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Lexol Leather Cleaner safely cleans leather surfaces such as auto upholstery, saddlery, boots, shoes, luggage and furniture. Strong enough for the toughest jobs, but gentle enough for the finest leather.
LEXOL-pH LEATHER CLEANER
LEXOL-pH Leather Cleaner is a blend of selected, non-alkaline cleaning agents designed to clean leather safely and thoroughly without the harshness or potentially damaging effects of saddle soaps, which are alkaline.
PRODUCT RATIONALE: The LEXOL-pH Leather Cleaner formula is based on the principle of breaking up and removing the oils, which trap dirt in the leather while its foaming action lifts out the embedded dirt, leaving the leather with a clean, alkaline-free environment.
COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS
In contrast to LEXOL-pH Leather Cleanerís foaming action, which loosens and suspends the dirt so that it can be easily rinsed away, the process of applying saddle soap results in working dirt into the leather where it can become trapped by the saddle soapís own lubricants. Rinsing may not remove all of the deposited soap, dirt and oil, so build-up can occur, subjecting the leather to the harsh effects of saddle soapís alkalinity.
LEXOL-pH Leather Cleaner is purely a cleaner. It contains no waxes, oils or additives that can interfere with its cleaning action or cause dirt to become trapped in the leather. Although glycerin is included in the formula to provide residual softness following cleaning, it leaves no deposit or impediment to the thorough cleaning of the leather. Dirt and grime are easily and thoroughly rinsed away.
Saddle soap does contain raw oils for the purpose of conditioning. This runs counter to the cleaning action of soap, which involves the removal of dirt by removing oils present on the leather.
LEXOL-pH Leather Cleaner is non-alkaline. Its balanced formula falls within the pH range of leather itself, and therefore, is safer for leather. Since it is alkaline-free it contributes to the prolongation of fiber life.
In contrast, soap must be alkaline in order to clean effectively and it is this alkalinity that is always harmful to leather. Thus, cleaning leather with saddle soap subjects the leather to the harsh effects of its alkalinity which can include: graying, discoloration or staining of light colored leathers, loss of vital tanning agents, cracking of the grain surface and other signs of deterioration.
LEXOL pH Leather Cleaner leaves no build-up on the leather even with hard water. Saddle soap; however, forms an insoluble residue in hard water, which may accumulate on the leatherís surface.
LEXOL-pH Leather Cleaner is concentrated, so its cleaning effectiveness is accomplished with a considerably smaller quantity of product.
In summary, LEXOL-pH Leather Cleaner outperforms saddle soap by safely deep cleaning the leather, freeing it of dirt and accumulated oils, thereby providing an alkaline-free environment ideal for a finishing application of LEXOL Conditioner and Preservative to restore clean, fresh lubrication to the leather.
HOW TO CLEAN WITH LEXOL
Keep this in mind: leather is skin. Cleaning and conditioning leather upholstery is very similar to bathing yourself out of a bucket on a camping trip. You need water to do the job, and you need to use the right amount to do the job right.
Supplies you'll need:
Lexol-pH Leather Cleaner
Two large washcloths
Lexol Leather Conditioner
Two medium-size towels
One bucket of luke-warm water (never use hot)
Clean one manageable section of the interior at a time. For example, with bucket seats, clean the seat back, and then move on to the seat cushion, and so forth.
Wet a washcloth in the bucket of water and wring it out, leaving it as damp as you would if you were going to wash your face with soap and water.
Put 2 or 3 half-dollar-sized spots of Lexol-pH Cleaner on the wet cloth or spray it directly on the leather, and begin to wash the seat back or cushion with the washcloth. Don't forget to clean the stitch lines. Dirt can cut through upholstery thread over a period of time, but proper cleaning with Lexol-pH will extend thread life.
After washing each section, rinse the washcloth to clear it of dirt, wring it out, wipe away Lexol-pH Cleaner from the section you've cleaned, and towel dry. Continue with the whole interior in this fashion: cleaning, rinsing and drying.
The average sedan usually takes 30 minutes to clean and condition. This thorough treatment should be a 6 to 8 week regimen, depending on your use of the car and the climate where you live. Because of their exposure to the elements, convertible interiors tend to need more care. You'll be able to tell at a glance or touch when it's time to clean and condition again after you've gone through the application process a couple of times.
HOW TO CONDITION WITH LEXOL
Conditioning leather after cleaning is like applying a moisturizing lotion to your dry skin after a bath.
Start by lightly dampening a clean washcloth so that it doesn't absorb too much conditioner. (No need to waste a good thing).
Pour or spray on a little Lexol Conditioner...about 2 or 3 half-dollar sized spots...and wipe it onto the leather. A little Lexol goes a long way, and multiple coats are better than one heavy application, unless the leather is very hard and dry.
The entire leather interior of your car should be treated and then allowed 20 to 30 minutes to absorb the oils and preservatives. After this time, use the clean dry towel to vigorously rub down all of the leather surfaces and stitch lines to remove any excess conditioner. After cleaning and conditioning, the interior should be allowed one to three hours drying time, depending on temperature and humidity.
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