Leather case maintenance.

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Forum topic by JohnChung posted 07-22-2013 03:31 PM 797 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2013 03:31 PM

What kind of maintenance regiment should I use to take care of my LN leather apron plane case? I am not
too familiar with leather treatments.


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#1 posted 07-22-2013 03:32 PM

Saddle soap works well for me on my leather goods.

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#2 posted 07-22-2013 05:18 PM

Saddle Soap and “Hide rejuvenatory” don’t remember who makes it but it should be available from Tandy Corp.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 07-22-2013 05:29 PM

Shoe and luggage repair shops have various lotions
they sell in small bottles. Really something like
that L-N case won’t require much care unless you’re
very hard on it. Leather’s enemy is dirt, so shoes
and bags get punished. The dirt makes tiny cuts
in the leather. Things like shoe polish fill and conceal
the dirt cuts and also leave a thin protective layer of wax.

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 05:31 PM

Obenauf LP.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 07-22-2013 05:39 PM

You can take a warm rag with soap and water to clean it then apply the saddle soap . The saddle soap is only a leather conditioner and you need to clean it before you condition it or you trap all the dirt inside. When you clean it with the water make sure it dries before you put the saddle soap on.

-- Coach Mancuso

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#6 posted 07-22-2013 09:10 PM

Sorry to rain on this parade, but saddle soap is one of the worst things to use on leather.
Don’t believe it? – google a phrase like “saddle soap harmful to leather” and do some reading for yourself.

(I like the stuff Mark E. linked to, personally)

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#7 posted 07-22-2013 10:27 PM

Mineral oil (this is what I use) will work as well as Neats-foot oil does.

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#8 posted 07-23-2013 01:58 AM

I have used mineral oil on some very nice saddles and tack for many years. I have seen no harmful effects. Don’t soak the leather in MO, just wipe some on and wipe the excess off.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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