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Forum topic by JohnChung posted 402 days ago 399 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnChung

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402 days ago

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.

Thanks,
John


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 402 days ago

Saddle soap works well for me on my leather goods.

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Toolz

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#2 posted 402 days ago

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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Loren

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#3 posted 402 days ago

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.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Mark E.

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#4 posted 402 days ago

Obenauf LP.
https://www.obenaufs.com/

-- Mark

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coachmancuso

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#5 posted 402 days ago

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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DocBailey

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#6 posted 402 days ago

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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Jim Finn

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#7 posted 402 days ago

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

-- In God We Trust

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 402 days ago

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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