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06-30-09, 08:10 PM
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As someone who repairs and restores leather for a...

As someone who repairs and restores leather for a living, I can heartily second (and third, etc.) the "buyer beware" experiences that are represented in this thread. Bi-cast leather (or leather...
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Posted By jmurray2112

cyanoacrylate glues (super glues) are sensitive...

cyanoacrylate glues (super glues) are sensitive to ketone solvents such as acetone or MEK. As long as your counter-top is a material that can withstand ketones, you can remove the glue residue with...
06-08-09, 09:26 PM
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Posted By jmurray2112

Your best bet would be to find a local retailer...

Your best bet would be to find a local retailer (who carries the Barcalounger line) who's been in business for a long time (yes, quite hard to find in these times). Better a family business than a...
06-02-09, 10:01 PM
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Posted By jmurray2112

You'd need to find out whether your leather is...

You'd need to find out whether your leather is finished or unfinished, as the following cleaning options are not recommended for use on unfinished leathers. Typically, if you put a drop of water onto...
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Posted By jmurray2112

d-Limonene (a citrus rind derivative) is...

d-Limonene (a citrus rind derivative) is effective in dye-transfer removal. I've seen it on ebay for pretty cheap. It's safe for use on both finished leathers and vinyl, and it's low-tox. Alcohols...
06-02-09, 09:17 PM
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Posted By jmurray2112

As someone who repairs and restores leather for a...

As someone who repairs and restores leather for a living, I can heartily second (and third, etc.) the "buyer beware" experiences that are represented in this thread. Bi-cast leather (or leather...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By jmurray2112

m3u is a winamp playlist. is winamp installed on...

m3u is a winamp playlist. is winamp installed on either of the computers involved?
11-19-08, 10:06 PM
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Posted By jmurray2112

There really isn't any way around the fact that...

There really isn't any way around the fact that your color would need to be matched prior to applying, because even a little off in color-matching can be pretty apparent. You can either contact a...
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Views: 16,084
Posted By jmurray2112

DAP makes a lot of different types of caulking....

DAP makes a lot of different types of caulking. Did you use the 230 grade (alex plus, alex ultra)? They're a siliconized acrylic, and the silicon additive used in them is designed to be paintable,...
10-28-08, 09:35 PM
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Views: 7,842
Posted By jmurray2112

wrinkling and some stretching in high-traffic...

wrinkling and some stretching in high-traffic areas is typical, especially in the first few months of use.
as far as care, if you could provide a little more information as to what type of leather...
10-23-08, 10:02 PM
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Posted By jmurray2112

a good question. Availability? You read about a...

a good question. Availability? You read about a straw-tick mattresses in period literature. May have had some inherent resistance to rot or infestation. Or, not.
All I know is that upholsterers...
10-22-08, 09:39 PM
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Views: 2,734
Posted By jmurray2112

without seeing pics of what you are seeing when...

without seeing pics of what you are seeing when you flip the seat pads over, it's somewhat difficult to make a recommendation, but given your verbal description, and assuming you mean coil springs...
10-22-08, 09:31 PM
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Posted By jmurray2112

given the variety of ways that furniture is...

given the variety of ways that furniture is assembled, it would be great if you could post images of the pieces in question. A distance shot to show the over-all architecture, and a shot from...
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Posted By jmurray2112

you might try using Media Player Classic. I've...

you might try using Media Player Classic. I've found it does better with whatever is thrown into the .mkv container than
VLC.
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Views: 34,188
Posted By jmurray2112

You may be better served using a dry abrasion...

You may be better served using a dry abrasion method on the ink stain, rather than introducing any solvents. If it is truly suede leather (not ultra-suede or some other synthetic reproduction), then...
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Posted By jmurray2112

I realize this is an old thread, but figure the...

I realize this is an old thread, but figure the information is still useful.
Most automotive leather is heavily cross-linked to provide extensive wear- and chemical-resistance. Tar, grease, and...
09-01-08, 05:42 PM
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Views: 1,776
Posted By jmurray2112

letmefixit - I had to mask a couple of windows...

letmefixit -
I had to mask a couple of windows in my wife's small theater. What I ended up doing was to take 2x2s and build a simple rectangle that fit snugly just outside the window moldings (sp?)....
08-30-08, 06:47 PM
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Posted By jmurray2112

Jerrylite - Resins are chemically engineered to...

Jerrylite -
Resins are chemically engineered to have certain attributes, one among many is water resistance, or sensitivity. I only have any experience with resins applied to leather, but know that...
08-29-08, 08:59 PM
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Views: 2,880
Posted By jmurray2112

I've seen replacement springs in both Home Depot...

I've seen replacement springs in both Home Depot and Lowes, in the specialty fastener drawers. You could take a measurement of the length and diameter of the springs (or actually remove one for...
08-29-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,550
Posted By jmurray2112

Phil, you mentioned that removing hair/body oils...

Phil, you mentioned that removing hair/body oils was your goal in your initial cleaning attempt. In an unfinished, aniline leather like what you have, the oils are not on the surface of the leather...
08-29-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,383
Posted By jmurray2112

tape adhesive is susceptible to organic solvents...

tape adhesive is susceptible to organic solvents like OMS (odorless mineral spirits) or naptha. OMS is pretty tame as a solvent, so probably wouldn't hurt the finish (test first) but should remove...
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