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Old 12-11-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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cleaning leather jackets

I havent seen this question thrown around in here.

Where do ya'll suggest i go get my leather cleaned at? local cleaners?
Or should the mexican in me just take it to the laundrymat?
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
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Do not take it to the laundry.
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Use leather wipes. Weiman
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:53 PM   #4
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I use Lexol Leather Cleaner followed by Lexol Leather Conditioner every month since I ride 2-3 times a week. Use it on your leather gear (takes me 20-30 minutes total). If you're only riding on the weekends, every 3 months is okay. I apply and rub the Lexol using a slightly damp terry cloth towel. Use a car cleaning sponge with a mesh net for bugs as a pre-wipe if the leather is really dirty.

My jacket and pants have a removable mesh liner so I zip that out and put that into the washing machine. Sweat builds up and ruins your gear so I wash that lining every week like my regular clothes.

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Old 12-11-2014, 07:17 PM   #5
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I put my dainese in the washer machine, i just use light light soap.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:26 PM   #6
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I havent seen this question thrown around in here.

Where do ya'll suggest i go get my leather cleaned at? local cleaners?
Or should the mexican in me just take it to the laundrymat?
if it is anything like my daily gear.....pressure washer.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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I put my dainese in the washer machine, i just use light light soap.
it was also a leather jacket lol and i let it air dry btw.
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Baby wipes work really well in a pinch..alcohol free, of course...
No, really...they work. Followed by a smear of Budreaux's paste..
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I always used baby wipes or the automotive leather seat wipes from armor all. will go buy lexol now.
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lol....i guess lexol it is. Thanks fellas
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Im going to go buy some lexol right now and try this, i hope its just as good as a washer machine.
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Im going to go buy some lexol right now and try this, i hope its just as good as a washer machine.
tried it, stuff kinda sucks. I would return it if i wasn't too lazy to drive back to the store to return it.

if you come pick it up from my house you can have it
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I use Mothers Gold Class leather cleaner & conditioner on my white leather jackets. Works great.
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light soap and water cleans it right up.
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Myla cleans our leathers 2 twice a year.
The soaks the leather in warm water and use Woolite. After that she rinses a couple of times and put to dry with a fan blowing through. DO NO HANG. The leather stretches...
After completely dry she rub mink oil (paste) which moisturize the leather real good.
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Myla cleans our leathers 2 twice a year.
The soaks the leather in warm water and use Woolite. After that she rinses a couple of times and put to dry with a fan blowing through. DO NO HANG. The leather stretches...
After completely dry she rub mink oil (paste) which moisturize the leather real good.

Let me know next time she does this-I'll bring mine over. i use saddle soap followed by a leather conditioner. I have read that you should use a desalting spray on the inside so that this salts from your body won't dissolve the stitching. But I have not researched that. The article says the leathers could literally fall apart due to the stitching being attacked the by salts from your body.
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Soaking your leather is OK? I was always scared to get rain on them because they would lose strength in a crash. BS?
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Im going to go buy some lexol right now and try this, i hope its just as good as a washer machine.
If the washer machine doesn't do a good job, try a washing machine
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Soaking your leather is OK? I was always scared to get rain on them because they would lose strength in a crash. BS?
Soaking leather in water can make it stiff. Also, if you wash all the natural oils out of the leather it can crack. Leather should be cleaned properly and then conditioned.
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