Proper leather care starts with consistency. Leather requires regular care to maintain its "health" and proper performance. Follow this step-by-step guide to help extend the working life of all your valued leather products!
This is also the perfect opportunity to carefully inspect your equipment for any damage or problems than need to be addressed.
Step 1: Use a damp tack sponge and your preferred saddle soap or leather cleaner. Work up a foam lather that will surround the dirt on your equipment and loosen it from the surface. It is important that you clean every leather surface.
Step 2: Remove the dirt and soap using a clean, damp sponge. Be sure that all soap is removed.
Step 3: Allow the leather to air dry for a few minutes. If necessary, use a towel to remove excess water.
Step 4: If the leather is a bit dry, apply a small amount of conditioner with a clean, dry sponge.
Optional "Finishing" Step: If you're looking for a rich, sheen finish, use a clean sponge to apply a small amount of glycerine saddle soap in small circular motions.
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