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What to use for Conditioning Leather?

Any recommendations for good products to make my leather jacket (and Sidi boots) supple again?

I bought some Meltonian leather conditioner but all it seems to do is make the surface of the leather slippery, it doesn't soak into the leather or make it more supple at all. My mom recommended hand lotion, haven't tried that yet.

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Lexol Cleaner followed by Conditioner. Hand rub it in just like putting lotion on.

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Lexol Cleaner followed by Conditioner. Hand rub it in just like putting lotion on.
+1 I never use anything else on jackets, car leather ect...




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motorcycle.com is planning to do a test on Leather Therapy shortly. I know it works great on my saddles but haven't tried it on my motorcycle gear.

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It puts the lotion on the jacket.

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Another vote for Lexol

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hard to get unless you have contacts at a local marine show/aquarium thing/place/deal like in Miami for example

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hard to get unless you have contacts at a local marine show/aquarium thing/place/deal like in Miami for example
That's only if you can't get new born white baby seal fat. Nothing better!

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Fromunda cheese is loaded with natural lubricants and you can spread the excess on a Ritz cracker.
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Thanks, I will try some Lexol.

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Just use Bees wax for saddles on black jackets. You apply it quite warm (when its close to liquid) and leave it spread out infront of the fire overnight if it's winter or out in the sun for a handful or hours if it's summer. This way it soaks right in. I have still got my first leather jacket, from over 30 years ago AND the can of Beez wax I did it with. The jacket doesn't fit now (it must have shrunk) but the Beez wax is still good. The leather is still like suede...

Leather jackets with colour in them are another problem altogether. I have tried a few leather treatments as well as the Bees wax and none of them have worked overly well. Must be something to do with the dye they use in the colours as opposed to black... Puzzled..!!!

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weissmann's leather cleaner/conditioner. Bought it at costco... cleans, conditions, wipes bugs off with hardly any rubbing, and has uv protectants. bonus is that it seems to make my leathers waterproof for about an hour and a half in the rain... and it's CHEAP... I think $6 for two towelette containers worth.

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i have to go with the red wing boot oil also. have the same jacket (12 years old ) and a pair of red wing duty boots(5 yrs old and worn nearly every day) and they are both like new( well i had to replace a zipper and have the boots resoled)

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i buy little kids ice cream cones and then right when they go and take a bite i slap the ice cream from their hands and then i save the tears in a little bottle and use those to condition the leather...

nothing works better than the tears of unfathomable sadness.... and they make great ice cubes also..

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i buy little kids ice cream cones and then right when they go and take a bite i slap the ice cream from their hands and then i save the tears in a little bottle and use those to condition the leather...

nothing works better than the tears of unfathomable sadness.... and they make great ice cubes also..

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I find Pagan tears to work a little better.

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it puts the lotion on itself





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Don't have much leather to speak of but bought an 8 oz. bottle of leather care from the Harley store (out of convenience) . Just made the second application on my a-star boots. Apply like everything else. Rub on, let dry, buff off. I'll probably buy something else because I think it's old.

Heard some folks say they do nothing. Just the occasional soapy water wipe-down.

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Don't have much leather to speak of but bought an 8 oz. bottle of leather care from the Harley store (out of convenience) . Just made the second application on my a-star boots. Apply like everything else. Rub on, let dry, buff off. I'll probably buy something else because I think it's old.

Heard some folks say they do nothing. Just the occasional soapy water wipe-down.
Make sure not to get any on your bare skin or you'll start cutting your sleeves off and not wearing gear



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Leather-New. Any tack and saddle shop willcarry it, Tractor supply etc. Used it when i had a detailing shop on leather interiors. Used it on all my saddles and leather tack. Works great.

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Leather-New. Any tack and saddle shop willcarry it, Tractor supply etc. Used it when i had a detailing shop on leather interiors. Used it on all my saddles and leather tack. Works great.
Don't mind him folks, he's! Neet's Foot oil, yes it's a leather conditioner... best out there for leather conditioning. NOT HAND LOTION

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Rub it in.

I've used this for 30 years on all leather.

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My tip is to rub it in well, then use a hairdryer to help 'melt' it in, then polish off the rest. It doesn't leave the waxy feeling, and it helps water proof any leather. I also like the smell of it!

This stuff might be more appropriate, but I've never used it. But if its Lyddy's, I'd trust it with my life.

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Just use oil of olay. Lookit all them old women smearing it on their leathery a$$'s.



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Glycomed hand cream, and Mink oil.

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I use lemon pledge wipes. A crusty old racer gave me that tip at VIR one year. That is how he was cleaning his gear.
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