How to Repair Bicast Leather
It may look, feel and smell like real leather, but, technically, bicast leather is not 100 percent leather. Bicast is made from split leather, which is than coated with a layer of polyethylene and embossed with a grain pattern to give it a real-leather appearance. Bicast--also known as bycast or PU -- leather is an inexpensive alternative for leather items. Like real leather, bicast leather can develop scuffs, scratches, stains and spots.
Remove Scuff Marks From Bicast Leather
Apply a conditioner protector that is designed for bicast leather to a soft cloth.
Rub the scuff marks with the cloth. Continue rubbing until you generate heat. Scuff marks that are white have damaged only the finish and have not perpetrated through to the split leather. If the scuff marks are still present, continue on to the remaining step.
Open the bicast leather reseal kit. Familiarize yourself with the instructions. Depending on the type of bicast leather reseal kit you purchased, you may have to spray the reseal liquid on the area or be able to simply wipe it on with a pre-moistened reseal cloth. Allow the bicast leather to air dry.
Remove Ink From Bicast Leather
Dampen a soft cloth in soapy water. Blot -- do not rub -- the ink from the bicast leather until the ink is gone.
If the ink remains, spray non-oily hairspray to the ink. Allow the ink to sit for several seconds, but do not allow it to dry on the bicast leather. Blot the area with a paper towel to remove the ink.
Apply rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball if the ink is still visible. Blot the ink spot with the saturated cotton ball. Continue blotting until you have removed all traces of the ink. Wipe the bicast leather with a damp cloth.
- Bicast leather that is severely damaged, cracked or ripped should be repaired by a professional only.
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