Deep strong leather cleaner

Discussion in 'Care / Preservation' started by stanier, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. stanier

    stanier Well-Known Member

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    Some years ago I got a leather biker bill fold wallet from Kc’s leathercraft in Japan. It’s built like a tank and structurally as good as new, but I’d like to give it a very thorough clean.

    It’s original color was natural leather, which it largely still is inside and under the concho coin flap. However it’s outer surfaces have darkened considerably from use and there’s a strong indigo hue from my LVC and other repro vintage denim.

    I’ve tried saddle soap which made no impression, so can anyone please suggest a good strong deep cleaner that will clean the leather and heavy cotton thread without causing any damage?

    Cheers all, Chris
     
  2. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve fancied one of those for years. I thought developing its own character was the whole idea of natural, undyed leather? All the leather goods company ads I’ve seen make a big deal out of the before/after views of natural leather products.
     
  3. stanier

    stanier Well-Known Member

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    That maybe so, but mine is now various shades of bluey brown to black and I’d like to reset it if possible!
     
  4. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    have you tried a diluted white distilled vinegar? Its acidic so try on a small spot where you won't notice and go easy.
     

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