These pages are for information only, there is no price list or Trade online order form and they are intended for use by repair technicians, manufacturers, importers and retailers. All products can be used on upholstery leather in cars, clothing and furniture.
Repair material orders can be placed by fax to 01706 839962. Post your order with leather samples to:
Gliptone Leathercare Ltd
250 Halifax Road
Messages can be emailed by clicking here but please note that emails are not accessed on the same day, only early next day. Monday to Friday.
GLIPTONE developed a range of mostly water based repair materials in the early 90’s for classic cars and Fraylings Ltd, our aim was to produce a system that was safe, simple, effective and having no Health & Safety or storage issues and requiring the minimum of tooling, in fact the main tool needed is a hair dryer to speed up drying times, the dyes also required a built in sealant so that leather articles could be touched in on a production line without slowing the line down.
Since then we have introduced a complete range of products to cover all aspects of repair, and we supply all the major companies involved in this field including furniture manufacturers in many countries, car seat manufactures and even international passenger airlines.
The list of products and information below does NOT INCLUDE A PRICE LIST, please post or fax a letterhead or compliment slip to our address or fax number at the end of these pages and we shall post one to you.
LEATHER TECHNICIANS: From January 2012 we offer a free "introduction" service where we supply private customers with the contact details of a leather technician who works in the area near to where the customer lives, this is a free service to both the customer and technician/auto trimmer/restorer.
To be included on our referal list, we need to have supplied you on a regular basis for at least six months and are of the opinion that you have the experiance to carry out the work offered to you.
For more information and to see the form that the customer is required to fill in please Click Here.
GT12 Concentrated/Intensive Cleaner
A thick concentrated water based cleaner containing glycerine, use it for cleaning very dirty neglected leather, it pre-softens as it cleans. Not pure Aniline. 250ml, 1litre and 5 litres.
GT15 Maintenance/ Regular Cleaner
A clear watery cleaner for cleaning before a repair or regular leather cleaning, very quick, effective and safe, not to be used on pure Aniline. 500ml trigger spray or 5 litres.
GT15 Foam Cleaner
Water Based pump action foam cleaner for Semi-Aniline,Wax Pull-Up, Suede and Nubuck. Apply foam to soiled area, leave no more than 10 seconds and lightly wipe off in one direction. Not effective on badly soiled areas. 250ml and 1 litre refills.
A water based cream with traditional leather aroma, soaks in immediately, no polishing off, softens leather very quickly leaving it smelling of leather. 250ml, 1 litre and 5 litres.
GT13.5 Protection Cream and GT13/250
These are GT11 Conditioner with a Florochemical added, 5% for GT13.5, 10% for GT13/250. These give water, oil and dirt repelling qualities to leather, GT13.5 for Semi Aniline upholstery, GT13/250 for leather subject to rain, for example motorcycle and fashion leather clothing, old cars with no roof. 250ml, 1litre and 5 litres.
Wax Pull-up Reviver
This product is a watery cream that cleans and restores waxed anilines, very effective, it even removes or reduces scratches. 250ml.
Pure Aniline/ Suede Protector
Aerosol “Scotchgard” type surface protector, for new leather, gives protection against dirt and spills, allowing time to wipe off, repeat treatment is required and depends on leather usage. 250ml.
Large push-up ink remover, like a large Pritt stick in size, very effective on fresh ink, it will remove older ink but requires more time, massaging the product into the ink with ones finger will speed up effectiveness, use only on sealed leathers, does not remove top coat dyes.
Liquid Ink Remover
15ml. Supplied in our small Leather Preserve kits, for fresh ink only. Use on sealed leathers only, does not remove top coat dyes.
Boxed Leathercare Retail Kits
Gliptone produce 2 sizes of kits, both are attractive, quality, value for money kits, not boxes full of foam and fresh air. All kits are in full colour laminated high gloss packaging. We previously supplied leathercare products/kits to: World of Leather, Courts, Kingsway Interiors, Land of Leather, Furnitureland, CO-OP, Fraylings, Pendragon, all own branded.
Small kits are available for corrected grain and semi aniline. We also have a Fabric Kit. Contents are 200ml pump Spray Cleaner, 150ml Conditioner, 15ml Ink Remover (not semi aniline kit), cotton cloth, 2 cloths for semi aniline kit.
Box size 12.5 x 16 cm. Packed 20 or 40 to a case.
Large kits are available for Corrected grain, Semi Aniline and Wax pull-up. We also have a fabric kit.
Corrected grain consists of 500ml Cleaner, 250 ml Conditioner, Inkstick, Cotton cloth and instructions.
Semi Aniline consists of 500ml cleaner, 250ml Protection cream, 2 cloths and instructions.
Wax pull-up consists of 500ml cleaner, 250ml wax pull-up Reviver, towelling cloth, cotton cloth, instructions. Box size 24 x 30 cms. 10 in case.
Leather Scented Aroma Cards
Most leather is now chrome tanned which means that the traditional smell we all associate with leather is finished.
We have produced a very long lasting aroma card which gives off the evocative smell of finest English leather, they must not be likened to conventional auto air fresheners, our small ones will last a minimum of 6 months, the large under seat pad, (nearly 6 inches square) will last more than a year.
Use these to add value to cars and suites, place them around a showroom under suites, customers will feel assured that you are selling real leather, hide them in new or used cars so when a door is opened customers are hit with the real smell of leather or use them to remove smoking and body odour smells.
These cards contain no solvents, they need NOT be hung from interior mirrors they will not harm leather, vinyl, plastic, wood or metal trim, both large and small cards come with fixings.
We can produce them in any design in your colours and logo if required, minimum order 1000, please telephone for a quotation. They are more expensive than conventional air fresheners but they last many, many times longer, so if you want to use them for a promotion, your name is in view of your customer for months, plus they are useful and will be desired again.
We do not offer any repair or cleaning materials for this type of leather, we have found that successful repairs are very difficult to achieve and that most attempts makes the damage worse. An old Aniline suite can be dyed with Flexicote dye which will change it to a sealed leather, it will lose it’s “soft” feel after dying.
Safety Solvent Cleaner, GT14
Mild solvent for removing dye transfer, oil and grease marks, carbon from m/cycle racing leathers, fresh ink and marking out lines, low odour. 250ml tins, can be posted.
Leather and Fabric De-greaser
Mild solvent that is used for de-greasing leather before dying, removes make up, oil and grease marks, glue and many “chemical” stains from leather and fabric, low odour,. 150ml bottles, can be posted.
Strong solvent that removes top coat sealants and top colour dyes on a two colour finish, also hair grease out of leather [with remaining colour], strong smell, use gloves and mask, cannot be posted. 250ml tins.
Leather and Vinyl Weld Solvent
Removes excess weld resin leaving a feathered edge. Strong smell, use gloves and mask, cannot be posted. 250ml tins.
Hair/Hand Grease Remover
Strong smelling solvent gel that draws out human and pet skin and hair oils from leather. Apply the gel to the grease stain and it will dry to a powder within 1 minute then vacuum or brush off. It will not emove colour from sealed leather but WILL on Aniline leathers.
Glues and Fillers
100ml, standard adhesive for general gluing, apply to both sides of damage, leave to dry then fix together. Gluing a patch underneath is advisable.
30ml, very strong glue for areas under stress, expensive, but very effective. Use as above.
Putty type filler that is flexible, 50gm or 100gm tubs.
30ml, liquid filler for areas that stretch, can be used for filling in cracks (this practice is not advised, but often requested).
Leather Grain Reproduction
After filling in damage, the grain of the leather needs to be impressed into the filler, the products below allow you to reproduce any grain finish with a re-usable latex mould which has the grain in reverse.
Latex mould former tube, nozzles and applicator gun
This is a twin tube system, one tube contains liquid latex the other a “hardener”, when installed in the gun and fitted with a special “curly whirly” nozzle, both mix together at the correct rate as the descend the tube, apply to the area next to the damage, dry with hair dryer and peel off, an impression of the leather grain in reverse is in the latex, use this latex to put the leather grain into your filler.
Water based with built in sealant
GLIPTONE produce 2 types of dyes - Scuffmaster for touch-ups and re-colouring large areas on leather in good to reasonable condition and Flexicote for re-colouring old badly worn and cracked leather.
These are water based, concentrated dyes designed to be diluted with tap water although they can be used undiluted if necessary, no sealant is required, however, if the repair is to an area that is subject to heavy wear or the household has young children and/or pets, a sealant will give it protection.
Scuffmaster dyes are available in any finish from deep matt to high gloss, we can mix colours for you or you can mix yourself. They have a long shelf life (3-4 years) if undiluted and not allowed to freeze.
We can mix for you in 65ml, 250ml, 500ml, litre and 5 litre bottles. Post to us the largest size sample possible for a good match.
Customers can increase or decrease a shine by adding either Gloss Enhancer or Matt Enhancer to their last application of dye. 250ml, 500ml and litre.
Self Mix Starter Pack
We use 17 base pigments to produce any colour a customer wants us to mix, these you can buy as the “Pigment Starter Pack” it consists of 16 of these in 65ml bottles, the 17th is white which is supplied in 250ml, some of these colours you will use daily, others less often, order larger bottles of the pigments when you know which you use most. Standard Starter Pack is in matt finish but we also do them in gloss. Specify “gloss” when ordering.
These were developed for leather that was subject to moisture and staining in elderly people’s homes and hospitals, plus old cars with badly cracked leather were a re-trim is not an economical proposition.
Flexicote dyes contain double the standard pigment rate, so they are also ideal for colour changing. The Flexicote dye remains sticky and stretchy even when dry so a top coat sealant MUST be applied, once Flexicote is dry, it’s very difficult to remove. Leather cannot be conditioned afterwards, so conditioning beforehand is important if the leather has to last many years.
You must order either matt or gloss water based sealants for use on Flexicote, or both, to mix together for any finish, the aerosol sealants are used by some technicians and do work on Flexicote.
Please note that Flexicote dye has a shelf life of about 6 weeks.
250ml, 500ml and litre.
We offer two forms of top coat sealants, water based and spirit based aerosols.
As mentioned previously Scuffmaster dyes do not need a sealant however a lot of warranty repairs are due to some design shapes causing premature colour wear, applying a sealant to the dyes will help extend the life of your repair.
Water based sealants are sold in Matt or Gloss form, mix together to obtain any finish you require. 250ml, 500ml and litre.
Aerosol sealants are the most convenient to use because they dry quicker, they are available in Deep matt, Matt, Satin, Gloss and High Gloss finishes, These are 150ml which the post office do not object to handling, larger aerosols are often rejected in the post system. We have recently had these produced with less “solvent odour” but goggles and 3m masks should still be worn with these aerosols, we can supply approved goggles and masks.
This product is aimed at solving problems with leather were the original manufacturer’s colour comes off easily and so does your repair, this can be on piping and cushions. Precoate is a water based solution that “melts” the original factory sealant, turning it slightly sticky, our Scuffmaster dye then bonds to it giving it better adhesion, adding 10% Precoate to Scuffmaster dyes increases adhesion even more, finish off with an aerosol sealant. 250ml, 500ml or litre.
Leather and Vinyl Welding
This system originated in the repairing of commercial and pub vinyl seating, but now has been modified to work on leather. The system involves a weld resin, a non stick heat transferring sheet and heat iron, plus backing fabric for adding strength and a solvent to remove excess. The system is mainly used for large damage like rips and tares.
First the damage is secured by gluing a piece of our fabric to the back of the leather/vinyl, the fabric we supply is quite firm, if you want some softer, put some in the washing machine. Being a stiff fabric it can be easily managed during fitting and unlike a mesh, it does not show through from underneath,
When your repair in glued in place apply a little resin into the gap, place the Teflon sheet over it and use the Iron, (which has adjustable heat settings), the heat will cure the resin in seconds, any excess resin can be removed with the solvent giving a smooth feather edge. Finally apply filler onto your resin repair, then latex mould former and dye, plus sealant if necessary.
Dye Spraying Equipment
Our dyes can be applied by many methods but spraying is widely used by repair technicians, we "offer" 4 systems.
Mouth Operated “Defusers/Atomisers”
These are L shaped tubes, one end of the tube is in the dye and the other in your mouth, a good blow down the mouthpiece will cause a vacuum at the joint of the L, the result is that the dye will be sucked up the lower tube and sprayed out, these are for small localised repairs, we have a fine and thick defuser, the thick one has a black mouthpiece, a beige mouthpiece on the fine one.
Aerosol Powered Hobby Spray Gun
This consists of a ¼ pint glass jar onto which an aerosol power unit is screwed, press button on the aerosol and it sprays, the spray pattern can be controlled by spraying through a hole cut in a sheet of cardboard, an initial order for a Hobby spray gun comes with 2 aerosol power units, extra ones can be ordered when needed. Follow instructions on the box. These are very good if one works in areas where ones vehicle is subject to break-ins, cheap to buy, not a big loss if stolen.
Professional Airbrush Spray Gun
These require a compressor to power them, they are widely used by repair technicians in all industries, they are quality guns and not cheap copies, spare parts are always available.
"Economy" Air Brush.
Small hobby type airbrush that requires compressor power. Similar to the Badger 250-2 but with a detachableclip on the bottle. This has the advantage over the Badger and others in the fact that these small airbrushes always fall over when putdown, resulting in a leak of dye which can cause damage to furnishings. Our airbrush solves this problem and it is cheaper than the Badger.
Our Colour Mixing Service
Colour mixing can be the major time factor in a repair, especially if you have many calls to make and traffic/distance is against you. You’re under pressure and in a rush, even more pressure if the customer is watching you.
We offer to mix colours for you, either from showroom sales swatches or off the suite.
Some calls require just an inspection/report, then an approval at a later date, take a sample then, so when approval is given, send it to us stating the size of bottle required, we will mix the dye, write any reference on the label and stick the sample to the label. THE BIGGER THE SAMPLE, THE BETTER THE MIX.
Many companies are trying to rectify faults on a “one call” basis, so one cannot post a sample, so the answer is to order a colour from a sales swatch and take the colour with you, however some suites vary from the swatch, this need not be a problem, use our “Pigment Starter Pack” to adjust it on site, it takes only a couple of minutes. You complete the job much quicker, you get through more calls in a day and finish the day sane.
Our 65ml Scuffmaster bottle of concentrated dye will re-spray 1 base cushion, so it should do several small repairs, a much cheaper option to the time spent mixing on site. TIME COSTS MORE MONEY THAN ANYTHING.
Every trade sample we receive in the morning post is mixed that day and sent out 1st post that evening, if you send several samples together it may delay the posting until the next day, orders weighing under a kilo are sent 1st post, over a kilo on overnight carrier unless you ask for 3 day delivery.
If you have many technicians and are sending us sales swatches, we will mix the colours as they are ordered and keep stock on the shelf, these can then be ordered by fax quoting the information of the sales swatch, ie; swatch name, colour name and code number, do not quote suite model, we will not know this.
If you are a technician working for a large retailer or manufacturer or even a delivery driver, always take a bottle of colour with you that matches the suite your are inspecting or delivering, many technicians arrive to fix a mechanism and the customer mentions a scuff/scratch which happened “on delivery” but not reported, or when you are delivering the suite you scuff it or notice a mark, just touch it in, it makes for a HAPPY CUSTOMER and it saves someone going back.
If you have a customer who has a continual problem with colour rub off or pet damage, waiting in for you to call and fix it is inconvenient, give them the 65ml bottle, they are often happy to fix it themselves, it saves everyone time and money.
Training Courses In Cosmetic Leather Repairs
We run training courses in leather repairs on the first Monday of most months, it covers scratches, scuffs, cuts, rips, cigarette burns, cleaning, spraying on all leathers except anilines, there is a short talk on colour mixing for the last hour.
The course runs from 8.30am to 5pm, no tea breaks and 15 minutes for lunch, trainees can make a drink anytime during the day.
After a short one minute introduction the practical work starts. Our trainer is an independent customer who has vast experience and does repairs for a living and often works 7 days a week, we even send him abroad to train customers.
He comes across all manner of damage, leathers and customer situations, we find this training system invaluable because he experiences the same conditions and stresses you might and he will offer advice on this.
Each trainee is supplied with a full repair kit which they take away with them, if 2 persons are from the same company and only one kit is required, we can offer a reduced rate for the 2nd person.
After the 1 day course, only practice will determine your success.
We are situated between Rochdale and Halifax on the main road, and can offer Bed and Breakfast on the Sunday evening and Monday if required.
To keep costs to a minimum we request payments by credit or debit card. Do not send card details by email. 30 day credit accounts can be arranged for large volume customers only.
Post leather samples and swatches to:
Gliptone Leathercare Ltd
250 Halifax Road
Fax letterhead/compliment slip for price list/information requests to: +44 (0)1706 839962
Our telephone number is +44 (0)1706 819365
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