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Old 11-10-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Washing Leather Jacket

anyone toss theirs in the machine and just go for it?

thought about it but i dont have removable armor in mine...its sealed in
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:56 AM   #3
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get some leather cleaner , that should work .
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i just hose mine down and douse it in bleach then use windex to shine it up.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:42 PM   #7
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I washed mine sever times. FYI make sure you let it air dry and condition the he'll out of it afterwards
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what do you mean by "condition" - rub some type of leather conditioner on it?
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saddle soap with some elbow grease, then leather balm - first and third found at Cavender's or the like
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what do you mean by "condition" - rub some type of leather conditioner on it?
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what do you mean by "condition" - rub some type of leather conditioner on it?
Are we still talking about jackets?
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The best way is to have it professionally cleaned. You can drop it off at most laundry mats and they usually send them out once a week somewhere to have someone do it. Costs about $50. But it gets all the smell out. If you don't dry it properly after machine washing it will smell moldy and actually get mold growing on it.
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Considering the cost of the average leather jacket are you really willing to risk ruining it in the washer. Also if you are lazy pay someone else to do it.
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Washed mine today... on the ride home.... cold water only.

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Just clean the outside with leather cleaner and conditioner. The inside will clean itself when you ride in the rain.
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Washed mine today... on the ride home.... cold water only.

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I have washed my leathers before, and about to wash my current black ones. Important to take the armor out, and let it air dry over a few days, then hit with leather conditioner if you want, but really not needed.

Matter of fact, TimIsTim has a leather jacket that was washed in the washer...
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