Removing pecard from a leather jacket?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by knowledgeandstyle, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. knowledgeandstyle

    knowledgeandstyle New in Town

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    I added a bit of pecard onto a scuff mark on my leather jacket. Maybe I added too much, but it's left a shiny spot which is unfortunately somewhat noticeable. Should I wait over night and hopefully it'll soak in? or is there a way to remove excess pecard? Thanks
     
  2. Novos

    Novos One of the Regulars

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    If I do any conditioning I generally conditiont the ENTIRE jacket in Pecards. Try dabbing it with a soft cloth?
     
  3. knowledgeandstyle

    knowledgeandstyle New in Town

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    Ah...yeah I was trying to remove a small scuff mark. Scuff mark came off but shiny pecard stayed on.
     
  4. Forrest

    Forrest Familiar Face

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    Yeah, that stuff is meant for entire conditioning of the jacket. Anyway, just buff it out. It will be shiny for few days or so but will dull out with time. Pecards has a wax in it that shines a bit, but it wears off. No harm done.
     
  5. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I used Lexol on a jacket that I'd over-Pecarded, and it removed a lot of the excess...but again I used it on the whole thing.
     
  6. Dr H

    Dr H Call Me a Cab

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    In the past (to remove a previous owner's over zealous use of Pecards on an A-1) I used a ball of cotton wool soaked in 40-60 petroleum spirit - not to be done at home folks...
    I've also found that a medium weight alkane (e.g. hexane or heptane) will do the trick (as all are relatively non polar) - they're all low boiling so evaporate quickly. Avoid acetone as it'll be too polar.
    I swabbed the whole jacket and it work extremely well.
     
  7. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    As a long time user of Pecard, I have found the substance soaks in overnight. What is left after 24 hours or so can be rubbed off. It won't be shiny for too long. Nothing major to worry about.
     
  8. knowledgeandstyle

    knowledgeandstyle New in Town

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    Hmm so it's been a few days and there's still this mark where I applied the pecard. It's like this white mark, no longer shiny (jacket is black). I think it's residue but it almost looks like it's discolored the jacket, although I've never heard of dressing lightening a jacket
     
  9. Forrest

    Forrest Familiar Face

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    Weird. When folks put way too much Pecards on leather, it can form white spots or residue. But, it doesn't sound like that's what happened. I don't know what to tell you. Had the scuff mark taken off some of the original finish? Pecards makes a black version of their product. Maybe you could use that? Not sure.
     
  10. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Try a warm wet cloth and some simple diluted disinfectant.
     

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