Tech Tips

Let’s take a look at some products that can have a second utility

Leather primer (LP-2) – the primary use of leather primer is to create a barrier between solvent and water base products. However, this primer gel can also be used to fill in hairline cracksand surface blemishes.

Leather Repair Adhesive (LRA-2) – This amazing adhesive is made specifically for leather. Scuff lightly area to be filled, as LRA adheres best to the hide side. Use at the base or larger cracks or hairline cracks. Flexible, sandable and strong. Currently, we are testing the use of LRA as a wet grain for leather. Simply place some on your fingertips and spread over the area to be grained. Rock the graining pad gently into LRA. Feather edges as desired. Allow to dry, color as needed.

Barrier Coat (BC-32) – For vinyl finishes where maximum resistance to plasticizer migration is desired. Especially useful to prevent SHEEN on repaired area of vinylhyde.

Heat Torch (FHT) – Use the thin tapered tip on the FHT to make some perforations in the vinyl so you can sew your piece of material. Just barely touch it to make perfect little holes.

All Purpose Grip (APG) – Create texture on hard plastics by dabbing APG with a piece of polyester foam, accelerating then scuffing with 320 or 400 grit sand paper to level top of grain.

Power Gel (FPG) – Use it for heavy automotive seating, cracks in firm armrests, holes in dashes or other plastics, etc.

Cross-Linker (16004) – When you know someone will clean with harsh products the surface of paint you sprayed, put some cross-linker (SEM 16004) in your paint, it will add durability and adhesion to your water base paint.

Some tips

Adding 2 dry peas along with the fibers in your velour puffer will help break up the fibers for a better and smoother application. Also you can filter your velour fibers with a screen to separate it well before putting it into your velour atomizer (puffer).

Your are tired of getting burned holding your texturing pad! You have encountered problems with the heat working with some light vinyl or leather! Velour  that you are working with is not quite the same type you are used to! Contact us to get some hints, you will save time!