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skyrider
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BIKE JACKET

Post by skyrider on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 12:54 pm

Right I have just bought a nearly new bike jacket (max-mph)the guy said that he had only worn it once and it smells of new leather so it cant be that old, what do you guys use use on your leathers for keeping them in good condition I have thought of nikwax any ideas
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by Basil Moss on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 1:52 pm

Whatever you got. Oily greasy waxy stuff. Neetsfoot oil, dubbin, even black shoe cream is good to restore colour. Connoly's leather cream is really good stuff, but dear. I like to use Dales Black Dubbin now and then, gives it colour too.
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by skyrider on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 2:17 pm

I put some leather balsam on it this morning see how that goes, I used to put leather oil on my jackets a few years ago that  seemed to work but made them smell after a bit
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 7:57 pm

What basil said, but...

You don't want to put dubbin (or similar) on it *too* often or it will soften the leather too much, an occasional application is fine.
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by skyrider on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 8:19 pm

iy I wasn't going to coat it too often I don't want to be wearing a limp blanket it seems to be a fairly good leather considering what I paid for it on fleabay Very Happy
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by HomeBrew on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 9:14 pm

Renapur leather balsam don't need much.
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by stormbringer on Sun 01 Feb 2015, 9:10 am

I'm using Bone dry NZ for all my leather gear. Works a treat.
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by skyrider on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 1:41 pm

that's what I used renapur they were selling it in the pits at the TT a few years ago so I bought a pot it seem to last a fair while Smile
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by skyrider on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 2:21 pm

Hi stormbringer just read the article on bone dry nz it looks brilliant stuff I might have to try some
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Post by badseeds on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 6:49 pm

@stormbringer wrote:I'm using Bone dry NZ for all my leather gear. Works a treat.

That's what I do! Yesterday evening I had to ride 25 miles through occasional rain, sleet and snow. I had my leather on and wasn't soaked when I got home.
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by skyrider on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 7:16 pm

this stuff is worth looking into then
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Re: BIKE JACKET

Post by stormbringer on Tue 03 Feb 2015, 6:43 am

@skyrider wrote:this stuff is worth looking into then

@skyrider:
I learnt this from Badseeds Smile You can get it from C. Wylde in the UK.

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I know that. You gave me that advice, remember?

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