Conditioning leather straps?

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Conditioning leather straps?

Post by abuemily » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:08 am

I've been looking at a couple of my leather straps and asking myself if I should put some type of leather treatment on them, if it will help them last a bit longer. I'm fond of using Mink Oil on my boots--anyone ever tried this, or use anything similar on their straps?

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:20 am

Don't use mink oil. It can go rancid and you don't want that on your wrist.
Micah includes a small tin of something with his Mauser straps. I'd send him an email and ask what it is. It works great.
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Post by jeckyll » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:23 am

I use small amounts of saddle soap, carefully working it into the leather.

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Post by TSD » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:29 am

I've used this on my ToxicRoo, mostly because it was at hand. Works perfectly, doesn't darken the leather much, if at all.
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I would agree with Chris. Mink oil is only for the boots.

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Post by logan2z » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:41 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:20 am
Micah includes a small tin of something with his Mauser straps. I'd send him an email and ask what it is. It works great.
I believe it's Dr. Jackson's Hide Rejuvenator.

https://www.tandyleather.com/en/product ... juvenator

Available from Amazon too.

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Post by abuemily » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:30 am

Cool, thanks for saving me from, "What the hell is that smell? Is that me?"

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Post by aikiman44 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:49 am

Jackson's works well.
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Post by HapaHapa » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:50 am

I have put a little obenaufs on a scratchy leather NATO, and I think on Art's Schwartz (haha that sounds bad), but haven't put much thought to this. Interested in opinions.
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Post by Ryeguy » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:57 am

I use Bickmore Bick 4 leather conditioner. It is lanolin based (I believe) so nothing chemical or nasty. The skin on the inside of the wrist just seems to me to be more sensitive, so I'd be careful to use only natural products.

Downside to Bickmore Bick 4 is it can leave the leather a bit shinny. This goes away, but you may want to test it on something first before using it on a nice strap.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:28 pm

Hand lotion works fine to add moister, but it doesn't clean.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:47 pm

I use obenaufs on my Toxic Roo's and I love it.

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Post by foodle » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:55 pm

This thread did not go at all in the direction I thought it would. How disappointing ...

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:56 pm

logan2z wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:20 am
Micah includes a small tin of something with his Mauser straps. I'd send him an email and ask what it is. It works great.
I believe it's Dr. Jackson's Hide Rejuvenator.

https://www.tandyleather.com/en/product ... juvenator

Available from Amazon too.

That's it. Great stuff.
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Post by Seppia » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:21 pm

foodle wrote:This thread did not go at all in the direction I thought it would. How disappointing ...
Disappointed as well. So much potential, SAD!

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Post by dukerules » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:50 pm

The Dr. J's Hide Rejuvenator is really good for conditioning the leather. I use it. I actually prefer Obenauf's LP (the same stuff I put on my boots), as it both conditions and waterproofs the leather. Both of these will darken the leather, so be prepared for that.

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Post by hobbit712 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:57 pm

Lexol works well.
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Post by 1954Selmer » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:30 pm

In Texas, we use Bick 4 on all types of leather and exotic skins.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:51 pm

hobbit712 wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Lexol works well.
Lexol removes color sometimes. Venetian is the best in my experience.

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Post by ItnStln » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:09 am

toxicavenger wrote:I use obenaufs on my Toxic Roo's and I love it.
In the interest of one stop shopping, is there any chance you can start to carry that? I want to get more leathers, but after a bad experience with a $250 Breitling leather I'm very hesitant to buy more, despite how much I love the look.
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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:07 am

ItnStln wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:I use obenaufs on my Toxic Roo's and I love it.
Any chance you can start to carry that? I want to get more leathers, but after a bad experience with a $250 Breitling leather I'm very hesitant to buy more, despite how much I love the look.
You can buy it on Amazon.
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Post by ItnStln » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:50 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
ItnStln wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:I use obenaufs on my Toxic Roo's and I love it.
Any chance you can start to carry that? I want to get more leathers, but after a bad experience with a $250 Breitling leather I'm very hesitant to buy more, despite how much I love the look.
You can buy it on Amazon.
But in the interest of one stop shopping...

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