Beaver News #17 – August 3, 2015
New Video: “How to take care of leather goods?”
This is a question that we are asked a lot, so we decided to answer it in this weeks Beaver News and also make a video about it.
First of all: You only need to do this every once in a while ! The main purpose is to put oils onto the leather that then impregnate into the leather which will keep it nice and pliable and above all protected.
Here a short summary of what to do and what NOT to do:
Before you use any of the products we suggest, make sure you take off all the dust and dirt. Use a small soft brush and some lukewarm water and brush off the dirt and then take a nice soft cotton cloth and wipe it dry.
DO NOT immerse the leather into the water and make it soaking wet.
Take the product of your choice (Neatsfoot Oil, 4Way Care, Lexol or Natur Glo) and apply a moderate amount onto a soft cotton cloth and wipe down your rig or leather product.
DO NOT apply directly onto the leather
We use some Fiebing’s Aussie Leather Conditioner that helps protect the leather.
When everything is dry (after about 2-3 hours) take a soft brush (or a cotton cloth) and buff it out. The heat friction will help penetrate the conditioner and help create a coating on the outside. It also give you a very nice lush color and makes your leather look really good.
Watch the video now by clicking here, or on the play button in the video below.