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Old 10-11-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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How do i clean my stinky leathers?

leather gloves+hot weather=stinky gloves

now that it will be coolin off soon i think all my gear deserves a a good cleaning.

My mesh jacket i just throw in the washer, along with the pads from my helmet but how should i go about cleaning my gloves, jacket, suit and anythign else leather.

I know all about saddle soap but that doesnt seem like it would help with the smell/soaked in sweat. I do keep all my leather conditioned with meguirs leather condition with aloe.

Can i get these....er.....drycleaned....?
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Did you read the label of your mesh jacket for cleaning? Mistakes #1.
If your leather has removeable liner, remove it for cleaning. IF the leather is stinky, burn it.
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j/K about the leather. But seriously, I don't think they reccommend washing the mesh in machine.
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Dryer sheets and febreze.

When I take off my helmet, I put a dryer sheet in it and close the visor and sit it on the shelf. It smells nice the next time I put it on. I can reuse the same sheet a few times.

I've wondered the same about my jacket and pants though... Neither has a removable liner (that I can tell). Do the A* track pants have a removeable liner?
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How to clean your leather by someone who has done it

F'uck Febreze and Dryer sheets I have a leather Jacket myself and after 1 year of constant use that stunk to high I had the same problem. I let in soak in warm soapy yes regular detergent then hand rinsed it with cold water I have an agitator in my washing machine I did not want my jacket to get beaten to high with it, so I did not run it through the entire wash cycle ...anywho I let it air dry outside.... you must let it dry %100 or else MOLD and fungus and all kind of nasty will puck up your jacket after it was %100 dry I treated it with leather conditioner. This was after I called syed leather 1 800 486 6635 http://www.syedleathers.com/ FYI if you don't know they make custom suits and repair them the guy told me that they have to clean full leathers and jackets all the time cause they have blood and crime and they cannot be repaired before they are cleaned.. And guess what they throw them in their industrial washing machine and wash them AFTER they call you and get you permission. I figured that it worked for them it works for me I had good results. You can do all the alternative stuff or you can do what the professionals do call them yourself if you want... Good luck

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Well try to air the jkt out and wipe with saddle soap or leather cleaner first. Then spray with frebreze (like Moody said). If that don't work try a dry cleaner if you wanna spend the money. Depending on what the care label states, they may possibly be able to clean the jacket. Dunno how to clean funky gloves though!
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Well try to air the jkt out and wipe with saddle soap or leather cleaner first. Then spray with frebreze (like Moody said). If that don't work try a dry cleaner if you wanna spend the money. Depending on what the care label states, they may possibly be able to clean the jacket. Dunno how to clean funky gloves though!
The label in the leather jacket reads do not Machine wash Do Not Dry clean... I would not recommend Dry Cleaning
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Put warm water in a bathtub and stick the jacket in it. Use saddlesoap and a hard sponge or soft brush and scrub it down on the inside to clean it.

Take it outside to let it air dry. I recommend getting some type of leather spray conditioner (pump action) and put some all over it, inside and outside, before you let it dry. The wet leather soaks up the conditioner and it makes sure the leather stays soft while it dries.

After it is dried, apply more leather conditioner or creme.
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wow alot of responses really fast. thanks guys. I think im going to try the bath tub with saddle soap and hand rinse since i already have tons of saddle soap layin around and it smells nice.
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wow alot of responses really fast. thanks guys. I think im going to try the bath tub with saddle soap and hand rinse since i already have tons of saddle soap layin around and it smells nice.

after i crashed i recover the jacket from a friend and was dirty since the last day i used it

i used saddle soap to clean it up, then a friend gave me some jelly for leather that he bought at a harley shop

that removed all the wrinkles, now jacket look like new

now about alpine stars mesh jacket how to clean it?
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Well wet cleaning (water) can be risky on "SOME" leather. Colors may bleed, leather may draw up or shrink some, and can become stiff as well. If it is extremely funky I'd take it to a leather cleaner. An experienced leather cleaner knows which solvents are ok to use. Depending on the label. My label says Do Not Wash and take to a leather specialist. It sounds like alot of people here do wet clean their leathers and it works fine for them. I personally would never submerge leather in water. A fine wipe down is ok. I am not a know it all but I was a dry cleaner when I was younger so I just wanted you to know the risk involved. That's my 2 cents. Good luck.
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Well wet cleaning (water) can be risky on "SOME" leather. Colors may bleed, leather may draw up or shrink some, and can become stiff as well. If it is extremely funky I'd take it to a leather cleaner. An experienced leather cleaner knows which solvents are ok to use. Depending on the label. My label says Do Not Wash and take to a leather specialist. It sounds like alot of people here do wet clean their leathers and it works fine for them. I personally would never submerge leather in water. A fine wipe down is ok. I am not a know it all but I was a dry cleaner when I was younger so I just wanted you to know the risk involved. That's my 2 cents. Good luck.

Dude I have worn my leather jacket in the rain so many times with the vents open and gotten soaked and had to elt the jacket dry. It is made to withstand the outdoors that is all
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leather may draw up or shrink some, and can become stiff as well.

That is why you need to apply conditioner before you let it dry. I've owned english horse riding pants all my life and they have huge leather patches on them. They survive regular washes just fine when conditioned properly. Same goes for bridles, saddles, etc. It is all leather and can be washed. That is what leather or saddle soap is there for. No worries.
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That is why you need to apply conditioner before you let it dry. I've owned english horse riding pants all my life and they have huge leather patches on them. They survive regular washes just fine when conditioned properly. Same goes for bridles, saddles, etc. It is all leather and can be washed. That is what leather or saddle soap is there for. No worries.
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