Stage 2: The deeper clean
We have another product in our range for deeper cleaning of leather, the super versatile Orange Agent cleaner. This citrus based, uniquely pH neutral all purpose cleaner works a treat on more stubborn sunscreen removal.
To apply, spray Orange Agent to lightly dampen one side of a Square Bear microfibre applicator pad. Work in small sections at a time, applying in a gentle circular motion to the affected leather surface.
Now this is the important bit; wipe off the Orange Agent with a folded, clean, low pile microfibre cloth like our Plush Daddy or Dirty Deeds while it's still wet. You remove it wet, so the embedded sunscreen and other grime you've cleaned off are wiped into the cloth with the cleaning solution, as if you let it dry, it will bond back onto the leather surface you're trying to clean. Be sure to inspect the cloth after each use and fold to a fresh, clean side when you begin seeing any dirt and grime building up in it.
If you notice the microfibre applicator getting slightly dirty, (especially when cleaning more grime affected surfaces) you can hand wash it out in fresh water, then wring it out till it's dry/damp, apply Orange Agent and carry on cleaning.
Continue doing this system of cleaning, till the leather is clean.
This product leaves a very stark finish, so use our Leather Love cleaner/conditioner on the area straight afterwards to get the leather looking and feeling back to how it should be.
There will be times where the marks can be a little bit ingrained in the pourous holes of the leather, so we reccomend using a soft brush like our interior Plush Brush to give it a clean. Apply by spraying the Orange Agent directly into the brush and gently scrub the affected surface in a circular pattern for about 30 seconds, so the product can get right in to work on the sunscreen. Then wipe it off while still wet with the Plush Daddy cloth and finish the job with the Leather Love as per used above.
Now, on the rare occasion that the sunscreen marks are still there, which can happen if they have been on there for a long period of time, we need to step above these safe chemical cleaning techniques and go towards a more mechanical type which is Stage 3.