Removing Pecards or similar product

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  1. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone got any tips on how to remove pecards from leather ??
    I have a C type helmet that has been overly abused with the stuff (?) Its left it sticky and dull .

    Any ideas ??

    Carl
     
  2. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    rubbing alcohol or ordorless paint thinner should work, or anything that will cut through the goop. stay away from more caustic liquids, ie: acetone, paint remover, 100 proof toquilla, etc.
     
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  3. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks !! Ill see what i can get over here in the UK !
     
  4. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    Yeah here in the state we can get 50%-98% diluted isopropyl alcohol. I like using the 50% for things like this and stronger if my aim is removing the color.
     
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  5. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Yes a propane torch, lint free cloth and an ice cube.

    Just kidding!

    Warm water and a soft cloth with Lexol leather soap, immediately follow with a wet clean cloth and a dry cloth to finish. The idea being to clean the surface, not soak the jacket through, so work a small area at a time. Avoid metal parts with the soap. It can cause corrosion.
     
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  6. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    personnaly, if i had to do that; i think i will avoid all alcohol, thinner, aso ..... too aggressive product

    leather soap, lot's of clean cloth (soft) and lot's of patience
     

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