Art, on Apr 25 2008, 11:13 AM, said:
I have used Murphy's on leather for years, it is not as harsh as you suspect but is really effective in getting the grime off. As long as you are using something to replace anything that might be dried out by the soap then anything that does not "attack" the leather, abrade it, or leave something unacceptable behind will work. Montana Pitchblend, Pecard's, Aussie, Dr. Jackson's Hide Rejuvenator, or Leather Therapy Restorer are good products for application after cleaning and no more than once a year in even pretty tough conditions, they all can be overdone easily. I use Pecard's as the second step in a process that is very much like you have witnessed.
For lighter cleaning, Leather Amoré is a good product as are many others.
Art, thanks for the reply back, I just bought a gallon of it at the local hardware store, so Im going to start using it also. I noticed that you are the Sewing MAchine moderator, is there a seperate section for questions on sewing machines?? Im in the process of looking for a used machine to do repair work on saddles, primary use will be new fleece and restiching seats, etc. Do you have any suggestions? I have found an old shoe making/sewing machine, in an antique store, but the guy wants a fortune for it(1000). It is a McKAy and works great, I tried it on some skirting leather and it sewed it like it was paper. any thoughts..thanks ron
Edited by 3arrows, 25 April 2008 - 11:36 AM.