Clyde's Preparer and Deglazer (For Non-absorbent Leather)


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EFFECTIVELY DISSOLVES CONTAMINANTS: It removes all types of factory-applied finishes, including adhesives, glue, polish and wax, without burning or marring your leather.

ENSURES YOUR LEATHER IS READY FOR REFINISHING: Our product prepares it for the next step in its care regimen, whether that be conditioning or recoloring. It's best when used before Clyde's Leather Recoloring Balm.

WORKS BEST ON NON-ABSORBENT LEATHER ARTICLES: The preparer and deglazer work on different leather products—from car seats, shoes, sofas, chairs and more. This will make your leather absorb other leather care products such as our recoloring balm and conditioner.

EASY TO USE: Apply the product to a cotton pad or cloth, then wipe it on the leather to remove its factory finish. Just allow a few minutes to dry and you can start using our leather recoloring balm to restore and give your leather a new look!

Shipping / returns

Local Shipping: 2-5 Days from Asheville, NC

Foreign Shipping: 3-7 Days from Oceania

Processing time: 1-2 Days

Returns are processed via our returns center. Orders can be cancelled before fulfilled. See policies for more info.

Lifetime Guarantee

We're so confident you'll love your restoration results. If you have a problem, we'll solve it. Refund you. Send a replacement. Whatever it takes. Our "no regrets" guarantee is good for life!


Warning: Product contains acetone, ethanol, and methanol which can be harmful or Fatal if swallowed


Apply Before Recoloring Balm

Apply our Deglazer before balm application. Non-absorbent leather only.

Removes Factory Leather Finish

Removes all types of factory-applied finishes, including adhesives, glue, polish and wax.

For Non-absorbent Leather

Our Deglazer is designed for non-absorbent leather only. Don't use on absorbent leather.

Earth Conscious

Restore your leather while conserving expensive leather fabric. Mother earth will thank you!


How do i use it?

Step 2 in our 4-step process is using our leather prep and deglazing solution. You are only required to use this solution if your leather is non-absorbent. If your leather is absorbent, you're in the clear to skip to leather recoloring balm application.

View complete instructions here.

Is my leather absorbent?

Your leather must be absorbent before applying our leather recoloring balm. Here's how to check:

Place a few droplets of water on the surface of the leather, preferably somewhere that has no damage. If the water is absorbed into the leather, and the color of the leather surface darkens, this means your leather is absorbent. This means the manufacturer's original leather finish has worn off or was never applied.

If the water sits on top of the surface of the leather, this means your leather is non-absorbent. There’s nothing to worry; this is normal. This means that the manufacturer's leather finish is still coating your leather. You just need to strip the manufacturer's finish using our deglazer.

Leather Care Quiz
The 4-Step Process

Clyde's 4-Step Leather Recoloring Process - a tried-and-tested solution for leather repair and restoration. Developed through years of research, customer reviews, and expert input, this easy-to-follow process ensures impressive results. Please follow the steps as directed to avoid undesirable outcomes.

STEP 1 CLEAN YOUR LEATHER: Begin by cleaning the leather surface with Clyde's Leather Cleaning Foam and a cloth. This step effectively removes embedded dirt and dust from the leather pores.

STEP 2 ABSORBENCY TEST: If the leather isn't absorbent, use Clyde's Leather Preparer and Deglazer to remove the original finish. This product strips the leather of non-absorbent oils, preparing it for the recoloring balm.

STEP 3 APPLY RECOLORING BALM: Apply Clyde's Leather Recoloring Balm sparingly, massaging it into the leather using the included sponge. Allow 24-36 hours for the balm to cure. Once fully cured, additional balm cannot be applied.

STEP 4 CONDITION LEATHER: Following the balm application, apply Clyde's Natural Leather Conditioner to seal the balm, prevent color transfer, and extend the life of your leather. For detailed instructions, click here.

Product Info


We scoured best-sellers and selected items to review. After testing our picks ourselves, we couldn't find anything that values absorbency testing. There are two types of leather: absorbent and non-absorbent. Oftentimes, leather isn't absorbent, which means the manufacturer's finish is still applied. This prevents the leather to absorb and use other leather care products, whether it's a recoloring balm or conditioner. Failure to deglaze non-absorbent leather leads to streaking and peeling. At Clyde's, we offer a leather deglazing solution that will prepare your leather for balm application. Our deglazing solution strips the finish of the leather, allowing our balm to be applied successfully.

Until Clyde's Leather Recoloring Balm, recoloring your leather meant using expensive dyes which contain toxic and harmful ingredients and often leave leather cracked and dry. We changed that. Our high-tech recoloring balm recolors leather while improving its lifespan tenfold; restoring leather's natural color, filling in old scratches, and usable on any leather surface, including your car seats, sofas, boots, jackets, saddles, bags and more...


Size: 29.5ml (1.0 OZ)

Item form: Liquid

Suitable for: Non-absorbent leather surfaces, of any condition.

Package Includes: Leather Deglazing Solution, Application Sponge, Gloves for Application, Instructions Pamphlet


IS IT FLAMMABLE? Yes our leather deglazing solution is highly flammable. Keep away from exposed flame or any heat whatsoever.

IS IT TOXIC? Yes, our leather deglazer is very toxic and should not come into contact with your skin. Keep away from children. If ingested, call poison control immediately.


Watch The 4-Step Process


Not sure where to start your journey?

Take our 1-minute leather care quiz for quick recommendations based on your leather restoration project. We use artificial inteligence to determine which restoration is right for the job!

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Fulfillment Questions

Most common questions regarding fulfillment

Can I return or exchange an item?

Absolutely. We accept returns at any time as per our satisfaction guarantee. Read our policy page for more info. If you are unhappy with your order, we encourage you to email us directly on our website, so that we may resolve your issue. All returns are done through our returns center.

Can I change my order once I've placed it?

Yes, if there was a mistake made with your order, please contact us. As long as we have not shipped out your parcels yet, we can cancel your order or make adjustments as needed. 

How do you ship parcels?

We ship via USPS to our customers in the United States. International orders are fulfilled with various couriers, depending on the destination location and current political and economic conditions.

How can I track my order?

Please refer to our order tracking pagefor updates on your order. We offer live email and SMS updates as well, please accept text and email marketing at checkout to enable this feature.

When can I expect my order to arrive?

We are proud to offer incredibly fast 3 day shipping for expedited orders and 5-7 day shipping for standard orders. Shipping time does not including processing, which typically requires 1-2 days.

Do you ship worldwide?

We currently only offer expedited shipping for Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. However, we ship via our standard line to anywhere in the world!

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