Instructions

Leather Luster Application

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 

1. Leather Luster Pre-cleaner or General Purpose Lacquer Thinner
2. Cotton, Terry Cloth Rags
3. Leather Luster Polish
4. Fine Steel Wool
 


PREPARATION:


1. THIS MUST BE DONE IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA.
 

2. You must remove all waxes, oils, and dyes from the leather by scrubbing with the Pre-cleaner and rough terry cloth rags. Note: This must be done until no more color appears on the Rags. Because some leathers contain so many oils and dyes, some may require more than a single can of Pre-cleaner.
 

3. After step 1, allow to dry for 10 mins. Note: For some of the more popular brands of boots, we have found great success with using a fine sandpaper, (180-220) to lightly buff the leather; it seems to help open the pores of the material, Wipe again with Pre-cleaner and set to dry.
 


APPLICATION:
 

1. Apply a thin coat of Leather Luster. Allow to dry 4-6 hours. The first coat of Leather Luster will not have a shine. Note: If possible, place in direct Sunlight, this will aid in drying;    
DO NOT BAKE THIS PRODUCT.

2. Apply a Second coat of Leather Luster and set to dry. Note: The First coat of leather Luster must be DRY, not tacky at all.

2a. If Leather Luster is not completely Dry: Not all oils and dyes have been removed; Use Pre-cleaner and terry cloth rags to re-scrub the tacky areas, dry leather luster will not be removed.

3. Once you have 2 good coats, Use the fine steel wool to buff the leather to a smooth even surface.  Note: Some leathers may require 3 coats before buffing.

4. Clean the material of all steel wool particles.

5. Apply a coat of leather Luster. If this is your final coat, take your time. Bubbles can be removed by lightly blowing on them. Note: you can repeat steps 3-5 until the desired gloss is achieved.

 

TO REMOVE LEATHER LUSTER:

1. You will need Leather Luster Finish Remover (Item # M00000)

2. Apply Leather Luster Finish Remover liberally to a small section of the shoe. Let sit for 30-60 seconds. The old Leather Luster will coagulate and rise off of the leather.
 

3. Wipe and/or scrape off old leather luster and repeat until all Leather Luster is removed.

 

IF YOUR FINISH GETS SCUFFED OR SCRATCHED:

1. Buff the area with the steel wool pad.
 

2. Apply a coat of Leather Luster and allow to dry.