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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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How do you clean your leathers?

Was just wondering what everybody else uses to clean their leathers?

Mine is getting all bugged up now

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 11:42 PM
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Soft cloth with warm water. I never use soap or other cleaners except as a last resort for something I need to remove, and only in a small area with lots of water to rinse the soap residue.

Follow with a good leather conditioner after leather is fully dried. Propert's boot creme is best if you can find it. It is sold at most good cowboy boot stores.

Lexol products will probably work well, but personally I would only use the conditioner and save the cleaner for situations like what I said above for using soap.

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Look around, Dad had a thread about some wonder product that lets you wash lethers in the washing machine...



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wash in the washing machine w/ regular ditergent and hang it to dry
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Look around, Dad had a thread about some wonder product that lets you wash lethers in the washing machine...
http://sbw.sportbikes.com/showthread...threadid=47040


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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 06:28 AM
 
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Hi All-

The first thing to remember is to quickly wipe down your leathers after EVERY ride to prevent bugs from sticking. It's lots easier to use a soft cloth and some warm water on a frequent basis than it is to be forced to scrub the pesky little things later after they bond to your gear.

Secondly, this is why it is crucial to "feed" the leather the moisturizers and nutrients it needs to remain water-resistant and pliable. The various commercial products on the market will virtually allow bugs to slide off the leather.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanx, I'll try the warm water and cloth thing first.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 02:32 AM
 
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Clean the leather as mentioned above but if you want to freshen it up, you can always throw it into the dryer set on air-tumble only with some of those dry-cleaning sheets.
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Sheesh....you guys actually Clean your leathers...????
























Clean em with saddle soap...but..only once a year..

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-15-2005, 04:39 AM
 
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Ok cleaning experts, I got a question for ya.

I got a set of leathers that are gunked. As in I rode in them for a few months, collected lots of bugs, then crashed into a mudpit, covered them with mud, never cleaned them, just let it cake on for a month while I was fixing my bike, then rode for another couple of months collecting bugs... In other words... They're pretty bad..


How do I get that clean?



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