Fat-liquoring is an important process in leather tanning. In this process leather-tanner uses collagens, fats, proteins and oils to lubricate and soften the leather's fibres structure. Every piece of leather contains these natural-oils within its fibres.
Genuine leather found in every new car is soft, supple and matte (non-gloss finish). After the first six months of usage the natural-oils in the leather begins to dry. We neither feel nor see it as it is still intact but the drying process already taken place. This occurs particularly in perforated areas or places where the leather is joined together with stitching. These "punctures" in the fibres are natural "release" where the leather begins to lose its preservatives and softeners. The UV & IR rays from the sun greatly contributing to this drying process. Pollution, excessive water and salt (mainly from our sweat) are the contributing factors too. Not long later the leather will turn from its original soft- & supple-condition to hard, and cracks will definitely follow. The headrests on the rear seat are the most noticeable areas of leather harden & cracks.
Leatherique - a leading brand of leather restoration products for more than four decades has arrived. Leatherique simply works as what the Fat-Liquoring process does. Furthermore it forces out dirt accumulated within the leather's fibres to the surface where one has no way to clean it.
Leatherique Leather Rejuvenator is a complex blend of animal's proteins & collagens (sourced from bovine's extraction) nourish & strengthen the dried leather's fibres and force dirt out. Leatherique Prestine Clean is a cleaner that clean & maintain the leather's surface.