Leather treatment?


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Texas Moon
April 10, 2010, 11:05 AM
What do you folks use on your leather for treatment?

Pecard's is good stuff I've heard.

Mink Oil?

Neatsfoot?

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Bluehawk
April 10, 2010, 05:32 PM
I use Lexol neatsfoot formula after dyeing my leather usually and once in awhile put a new coat on

rcmodel
April 10, 2010, 05:36 PM
Camp Dry Leather Lotion for maintenance.
It is a water soluble wax that soaks into the leather and dries at which point it can be buffed to a soft gloss finish.

Unlike neatsfoot oil and other oils & grease, it does not soften leather and make it lose it's shape.

Never use neatsfoot oil on fitted holsters as they will go limp and lose their shape.

I use pure vegetable oil like you buy at the grocery store for oiling new leather when I make holsters. It brings up the natural color without softening the fitted leather. Quality holsters & other leather goods are made from vegetable tanned leather to start with.

Here is some of my leather work, vegetable oil & all.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/Sewing2.jpg

Here is a good thread on it:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=406341&highlight=vegetable+oil

rc

Bluehawk
April 10, 2010, 06:34 PM
I'll stick with Neatsfoot or Mink oil as they are both natural oils and normally won't oxidize and become rancid like some vegetable oils can.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
April 10, 2010, 07:34 PM
Lot's of good leather treatment around out there. Mink oil is real good for use in damp and inclement weather. NOTICE! If you are using Mink Oil DO NOT use it on boots or anything that has a Gore Tex bootie..(Gore Tex lining)....

Bluehawk
April 10, 2010, 07:38 PM
Believe it or not but I use Mink oil on my cedar shaft arrows! :what:

madcratebuilder
April 11, 2010, 08:20 AM
Nice work RCM, I like that flap holster. Different leathers need different products. Veggie oil on hard leather, neatsfoot oil on soft leather, buffalo butter on my bikes leather.

I've been testing several products on a old WWI leather ammo pouch belt. My unscientific test shows neatsfoot oil to restore this old leather better than any others I've tried.

AJumbo
April 15, 2010, 03:02 PM
Since I keep Lexol cleaner and conditioner on hand for my horse tack, I use it on pretty much all my other leather goods as well. I also like Sno-Seal and Fiebing's Saddle Soap. As long as you do SOMETHING to maintain your holsters, etc, you can't go far wrong.

Sunray
April 15, 2010, 04:04 PM
Regular shoe polish. Has waxes in it that protects the leather.

Dave Markowitz
April 15, 2010, 04:07 PM
I use Sno Seal.

_Westy_
April 15, 2010, 04:28 PM
Check out Obenauf's. They have a fantastic oil and then leather protectant cream for additional protection. I intially bought the stuff for my leather knife sheaths but have since used it on boots, belts, wallets...basically anything that's leather in my house has got the treatment.

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