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Helpful Notes:

Contrary to popular belief, it is important to understand that most leather care products are developed to preserve & maintain the coloured surface coatings, not the hide itself. Much like shampoos & polishes designed for the exterior protect the paintwork to protect the metal. Also, they are designed more for prevention, rather than cure!

Each generation of leather finishing would eventually develop issues. which required different remedies to that of it's predecessors. For example, the old "solvent/nitrocellulose-based" pigmented coatings (used by tanneries prior to 1980) also contained an oil, which eventually dried out, cracked & then gradually worked its way through the leather. These needed an slightly aggressive 'moisturising' product to be able to absorb into the heavier coatings, like Connolly Hide Care.

Modern water-based pigmented coatings, however do not contain an oil, but suffer from premature wear & staining. These require a 'barrier cream/lotion' with high "slip" content  to repel  these issues similar to the properties of the sealing top lacquer used by the tanneries. That we developed with our Neutral Conditioner & Protector.


Use an old leather care product with an aggressive emulsifier on a modern, delicate water-based finished leather & problems with colour loss, or stickiness  can occur!


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Concentrated Leather Cleaner (500ml) 250ml, 500ml, 1L, 2.5L & 5L AVAILABLE

SKU 00004
500ml Will Make up 5 Litres Of Cleaning Solution!
In stock
Product Details

A mild, "concentrated" leather shampoo made to the same classic Connolly Leather recipe. Suitable for cleaning all sealed, surface pigmented leathers & vinyl trim.

A product we have used in all our many years in the leather restoration business! We also supply to a couple of major airlines & football clubs!

Being "Concentrated", you add 1 part soap to 8-10 parts hot water. So, 500ml bottle will make up to 5 litres of cleaning solution!

Simply dilute only what you need "proportionately" in hot water to generate a rich soap solution. Agitate with a quality sponge to generate a rich lather, wring out excess water in bucket & use foam only to clean leather. This should effectively "sweat" out water soluble impurities without you over wetting the leather. This is important if the leather's particularly worn, around switching, or if you have "perforations". Always avoid creating "runs" by soaping from the bottom, up. A soft bristled brush can sometimes be used in creases.

Wring our a microfiber cloth in a separate bucket of cold water to wipe off foam as you go to avoid allowing contamination to dry in again. Change water if goes tepid or interior heavily soiled, or you'll be putting dirty water back onto the leather. Sometimes better to give leather a couple of mild, quick washes rather than one aggressive one! Treat it like your own skin. Hot water opens pores & cold closes them.

Once satisfied with result, apply a "barrier" lotion evenly to wearing surfaces with lint free cloth & allow to dry.

That first clean will usually take time & effort, but next time impurities will be sitting on the lotion & should take a fraction of time & effort!

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