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jd gray

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Post Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:57 pm

LEATHER RESTORATION

I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE CAN RECOMMEND A GOOD LEATHER CONDITIONER FOR SOME OLD ('39) LEATHER BAGS AND SADDLE. I USED SADDLESOAP TO CLEAN THEM. SOMEONE TOLD ME A MITURE OF LINSEED OIL AND BEESWAX. ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED. ALOHA, JD
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Pa

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:41 am

Re: LEATHER RESTORATION

http://www.worshamcastle.com/ Best I know of. I'm sure he will help you out. Pa
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jd gray

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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:53 pm

Re: LEATHER RESTORATION

THANKS PA. VERY NICE GUY. MR PARQUETTE I THINK WAS HIS NAME. SAID TO SPRAY WITH GLYCERINE 2-3 TIMES A DAY FOR 2-3 WEEKS. THEN TO USE A LEATHER BALM. SUPPOSE TO RESTORE THE CELLS IN THE LEATHER. SHOULD COME BACK VERY NICE. ALOHA, JD
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jd gray

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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:59 pm

Re: LEATHER RESTORATION

I CONTACTED THE SHOP AND WAS TOLD TO SPRAY GLYCERINE ON THE LEATHER SEAT 2-3 TIMES A DAY FOR 2-3 WEEKS. THEN TO USE A LEATHER BALM. SHOULD RESTORE THE CELLS OF THE LEATHER. THANKS FOR THE HELP. ALOHA, JD

I USED SADDLE SOAP. IT SEEMED TO CLEAN BUT LEAVE DRY.
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Chris Haynes

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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:54 pm

Re: LEATHER RESTORATION

Spraying a little nitro after the glycerine will give you a bang. :mrgreen:
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Pa

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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:47 am

Re: LEATHER RESTORATION

Glad to have been a help to ya . I've never seen a comparative quality of leather restoration work as Michaels. Pa
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alex13

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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:11 am

Re: LEATHER RESTORATION

Try Pecard Antique Leather Dressing . This product was developed to restore horse sadles from 1800s. I use it all the time on my vintage leather jackets from the 40s and 30s and old seats - the product does magic without destroing the threads or metal parts.
http://www.pecard.com/
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slindo

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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:48 pm

Re: LEATHER RESTORATION

Years ago I used to use a product called Leatherique. They had a leather softener-conditioner, that softened the leather, then colored finishes that could be applied over the softener, once the leather was brought back to life. Since the products were designed to be used together, they worked particularly well, since with many products once you get the conditioner on the leather is too oily to refinish. There are a lot of products that will soften dried out old leather, but very few that will then let you refinish/recolor it, and do a good job of it.

The conditioner was a heavy, oily product, and smelled like it had a lot of lanolin in it. Did a terrific job, better than any of a dozen or so competing products I have used over the years - I used to joke that if you could dump a can of it on King Tut he would sit up and start doing interviews. Anyhow, the company has vanished a few times, and changed hands a few more, but I notice there seems to be a current incarnation, and they claim to be using the original formula. If they are, I highly recommend the stuff.
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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:28 pm

Re: LEATHER RESTORATION

Beware that any prep containing Neatsfoot Oil should be kept away from the binding strip that attaches the cover to the seatpan.

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