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Dyes: Penetrating and Leveling

Thomsen's Leather Dye:
Thomsen’s Leather Dye is a solvent based dye that provides superior penetration and color depth. Thomsen’s Leather Dye is widely used in the manufacture of all smooth leather goods by today’s industry leaders. Thomsen’s Leather Dye is available in all popular colors including Jet Black.
Application: Spray or Manual

DLD Series Leveling Dye:
This oil dye contains leveling properties with good penetration and uniform color.  When used in a spray application, this dye has reduced dye use and cost by 20% - 30%. DLD series dyes are ideal for achieving a “uniform” finish, even when using less than perfect leather.
Application: Spray or Manual

Neat Leather Dye:
This solvent based leather dye is designed to be blended with DYO Neatsfoot Oil Compound. This achieves a marvelous leveled color and gives the look and feel of a finish that would have required many more man hours with another method.  DYO Neat Leather Dye is widely used in the manufacture of saddles and tack. Once mixed with DYO Neatsfoot Oil Compound, Neat Leather Dye stays in the solution.
Application: Spray or Manual

Dyotone:
Dyotone is a transparent leather color used to shade leathers. It is also used in decorative hand painting.  Dyotone may be airbrushed on upper edges of belts to achieve a two-tone effect. It ids also used in the re-coloring of leather to give extra color depth and shading.
Application: Spray or Manual

Thomsen's Suede Dye:
This penetrating, semi-transparent dye may be applied to clean suede to change color. The final color will depend on the color of the leather prior to dyeing. Thomsen’s Suede Dye is available in 12 inter-mixable colors including neutral for lightening the color.
Application: Spray

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Colored Finishes

Color Cote:
DYO Color Cote is the most advanced and versatile pigmented finish available for leather today. Color Cote is aqueous, and is quick drying.  Once set, Color Cote is waterproof and resistant to most solvents.  In addition to leather, Color Cote also adheres very well to vinyl’s and other synthetics. Color Cote is also safer and more cost efficient than many finishes.  It’s aqueous nature allows easy clean-up. There are no harmful fumes and no hazardous material disposal.
Application: Spray or Manual

Holster Cote & Belt Cote:
DYO’s Holster Cote and Belt Cote offer the same advantages as Color Cote, as well as cost efficiency. Holster Cote or Belt Cote should be applied as the top cote colorant after the base dye has dried. Thomsen’s Leather Dye or DLD series dyes are recommended as the base dye for this easy two step system.
Application: Spray or Manual

Antique Finish:
This concentrated background colorant is specially designed for tooled and embossed leathers. The non-waxy Antique Finish is a superb base for top finishes that will complete your high quality finished products. It is available in all popular colors. Use ANTIQUE SEALER prior to ANTIQUE FINISH to prevent coloring of non-embossed areas of leather.
Application: Wipe On - Wipe Off

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Top Coat Finishes

Clear Cote:
A flexible, medium gloss acrylic top coat finish that adheres well to all smooth leathers and all other DYO Products. Clear Cote quickly dries to a water resistant, attractive finish. Clear Cote also offers the advantages of being a water based finish. Clear Cote is also available in Matte Finish.
Application: Spray or Manual

Top Cote 3305:
This medium gloss, water based clear finish produces a slight “waxy hand.” Top Cote 3305 adheres to all smooth leathers as well as leathers that have been oiled. It can also be “oiled through”, once cured. Widely used in the manufacture of saddles & tack.
Application: Spray or Manual

Top Cote 4119:
This high gloss, water based clear finish adheres well to all smooth leathers. Top Cote 4119 provides a smooth, even feel and can be applied to leathers that have been dyed or finished with any DYO product. Widely used in the manufacture of belts, holsters, and personal leather goods.
Application: Spray or Manual

Top Cote 820:
Top Cote 820 is a water based, clear, top cote finish that is applied manually to create or restore a high gloss factory finish to fine boots & shoes. Top Cote 820 will not discolor or damage the colored finish of the footwear and can be used on all smooth leathers including exotics. If thinning is desired, thin with water only.
Application: Manual

Top Cote 840:
Top Cote 840 is designed to produce a semi-high gloss, clear, factory finish. Like Top Cote 820, it is water based and non-hazardous. Top Cote 840 however, offers the advantage of being sprayable. Top Cote 840 is considered the premier finishing product for many of the leading footwear manufacturers.
Application: Spray or Manual

Top Cote # 9:
Top Cote # 9 is the most durable clear top cote currently available. Top Cote # 9 offers excellent adherence, flexibility and stands side by side with DYO Tuff Cote in terms of abrasion, scuff, and impact resistance.  Top Cote # 9 provides a high gloss and is water based. The intense gloss achieved with Top Cote # 9 makes it the perfect top cote for exotic leathers such as alligator, ostrich, and lizard.
Application: Spray or Manual

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Edge Finishes

DYO Edge Finish:
DYO Edge Finish is a non-hazardous, non-flammable, quick drying edge finish. DYO Edge Finish produces a smooth, even edge that provides the perfect finished look to your quality footwear. DYO Edge Finish is available in many popular colors and Custom Color Matching is also available. Burnishing is not required when using DYO Edge Finish, just apply and allow to dry.
Application: Spray, Manual, or Edging Machine

Manual Edge Ink:
Manual Edge Ink is a “thick,” water based edge finish that quickly fills in between the fibers of exposed leather and dries to a smooth, glossy edge. Manual Edge Ink will not crack or peel, and once dry is waterproof. Manual Edge Ink is available in popular edge colors as well as Custom Matched Colors. Burnishing is not required when using Manual Edge Ink.
Application: Manual

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Finishing Oils

DYO  Dipping Oil:
Dyo Dipping Oil is a revolutionary finishing product for leather goods manufacturers. When pieces are dipped in DYO Dipping Oil they display an even, well oiled finish that dries much quicker than traditional oils and there is not the oily residue produced by many oil finishing products.
Application: Dip & Lay Flat to Dry 

DYO  Pure Neatsfoot Oil:
A trusted favorite, important in the finishing process of the manufacture of many leather goods. Pure Neatsfoot Oil penetrates leather to instill long lasting conditioning properties, as well as allowing the manufacturer to achieve various shades of colors. Dyo Pure Neatsfoot Oil keeps leather healthy and pliable and is also an excellent darkening agent. It is recommended for the regular conditioning of saddles, tack, holsters, and other heavy wear goods.
Application: Spray or Manual

DYO Prime Neatsfoot Oil Compound:
DYO Prime Neatsfoot Oil Compound offers all the advantages of Pure Neatsfoot Oil as well as the added advantage of being much more cost effective. It will not crack or damage leather goods. This compound is used for conditioning, finishing, darkening, and general maintenance of heavy wear leather goods.
Application: Spray or Manual

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Leather Sealers

Leather Sealer # 14:
Leather Sealer # 14 is applied to footwear after the conditioning process has been completed, and prior to the application of Top Cote. Leather Sealer # 14 adds body to the leather and creates a smooth even base for the Top Cote. This smooth base is important because it promotes good adhesion and attractive gloss characteristics.
Application: Spray or Manual

Antique Sealer:
This fast drying, sealing solution should be applied to tooled leathers such as belts and holsters prior to the application of DYO Antique Finish. Antique Sealer will prevent the unwanted coloration of smooth leather portions of tooled leather goods.
Application: Spray or Manual

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Cleaners & Soaps

Leather Soap:
DYO Leather Soap is a non-hazardous, water based cleaner for leather.  Leather Soap’s deep foaming action lifts dirt, grime, and residue from the pores of the leather to leaves a clean, smooth, pliable surface. 
Application: Manual

Glycerine Saddle Soap:
Liquid glycerine saddle soap is used for deep cleaning of saddles, tack, and other leather goods. This is a pure natural soap that contains no detergents. Glycerine Saddle Soap leaves leather soft and supple.  When buffed, it produces an attractive natural finish.
Application: Manual

DYO Foam Powder:
Dyo Foam Powder is an all-purpose, powdered detergent. When mixed with water it produces a powerful but sensitive cleaning agent. DYO Foam Powder can be used to clean leather, vinyl, and most other man-made materials.  The recommended dilution is 6 oz. of powder to 1 gallon of water. As with all cleaning products, test on a small inconspicuous area for color fastness before using.
Application: Manual

DYO Spot Remover:
DYO Spot Remover is a Tried & True industry favorite. DYO Spot Remover is a solvent-based dry cleaning agent that removes even the toughest compounds; such as chewing gum, oil, tar, adhesives, and grease. DYO Spot Remover is also the recommended “preparer” for many of the water-based colored finishes including Color Cote & Tuff Cote.
Application: Manual

DYO Deglazing Fluid:
DYO Deglazing Fluid is a powerful, solvent based stripping compound used to remove old finishes before re-dyeing. DYO Deglazing Fluid contains natural oils to keep the leather supple by restoring moisture that is often lost in the deglazing process. For proper deglazing: remember to use DYO Deglazing Pads.
Application: Manual

Suede Cleaner:
DYO Suede Cleaner is a superior cleaner for all genuine suede leather.  It is recommended for use on water-based stains, dust, and dirt. Oil based stains can be removed with DYO Spot Remover. DYO Suede Cleaner is water-based and non-hazardous.
Application: Manual

Vinyl Cleaner:
DYO Vinyl Cleaner is the ideal cleaning agent for vinyl and most other synthetics. Merely apply to surface and wipe away grease, dirt, and stains with a damp cloth.
Application: Manual

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Thinners

DYO Thinner & Reducer:
DYO Thinner & Reducer is ideal for thinning solvent-based dyes, finishes, and top cotes as well as serving as a convenient solution for clean up of tools and work surfaces.
Application: Manual 

Leder Meister All Purpose Thinner:
Leder Meister All Purpose Thinner is the perfect all around thinner due to its uncompromising performance and unbeatable cost effectiveness.  Leder Meister is perfect for thinning solvent-based adhesives, as well as removing solvent-based adhesives and dyes from tools and work surfaces.
Application: Manual

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Water & Stain Protectors

Water-Proofer 4500:
Water-Proofer 4500 is an excellent water and stain protectant that is widely used in the manufacture of all leather goods. Once dry Water-Proofer 4500 prevents the penetration of water and staining substances. Water-Proofer 4500 is safe to use on all smooth leather, genuine suede leather, fabric, and most other natural and man-made surfaces. It contains no silicone.
Application: Spray or Manual

Triple Action Viscol:
DYO Triple Action Viscol is a silicone waterproofing agent. Triple Action Viscol oils, waterproofs, and preserves leather as well as extending its life and durability. It is recommended for hunting garments & accessories or any leather goods that are often exposed to natures elements.
Application: Manual

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Leather Conditioners

Leather Balm:
DYO Leather Balm is an excellent dressing that will clean, soften, and condition leather. Leather Balm cleans and polishes all smooth leathers, as well as vinyl and other synthetics. Just apply Leather Balm liberally with a soft cloth and allow to dry. Once dry, buff to a soft luster with a clean, dry cloth. Leather Balm cleans, conditions, and polishes without discoloration.
Application: Manual 

Reptile Conditioner:
DYO Reptile Conditioner is specially formulated for the cleaning and conditioning of all types and colors of exotic leathers. DYO Reptile Conditioner is widely used on such popular skins as alligator, lizard, snake, ostrich, and eel. It cleans and polishes without discoloration.
Application: Manual

Distressed Leather Conditioner:
DYO’s Distressed Leather Conditioner is the perfect conditioner and dressing for the oil tanned and distressed leathers of today’s leather goods market. Distressed Leather Conditioner replaces the natural oils to keep distressed leather looking its best while staying soft and pliable.
Application: Manual

DYO Liquid Mink Oil Lotion:
DYO Mink Oil will greatly extend the service life of your leather goods by conditioning and waterproofing the leather and by enhancing flexibility and pliability. 
Application: Manual

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