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What do you do to condtion your leathers?

This is probably going to end out like a tire or oil question. But here goes....

So, I have a leather jacket that is 10 years old. The black color is fading. When I bought the leather from Walter Dyers in Framingham, MA he told me to rub WD40 into the leather every once in a while. Needless, to say, I have not done it. Sounds weird. So, what do other people do to condition and bring back the black color to their leathers?

Beezer, no need to know what you rub into your leather. I can just tell it will go down hill from there on.
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Oh Beezer, now you made me feel bad... thank you for the recommendation.

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Sorry if I did Carl.

You're welcome for the recommendation though.

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Beezer, no need to know what you rub into your leather. I can just tell it will go down hill from there on.
That was my first thought when I read the title of this thread.
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Talk about paying attention to detail. I never even read that line or the whole post. I just recommended
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Talk about paying attention to detail. I never even read that line or the whole post. I just recommended

Careful now, if you start slipping at the job someone else will come along and take it away from you.

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I am impressed that this hasn't turned into a sh*tshow.....yet! Great self control Beez!

To answer your question, I use a product from a company called Color-Plus. They make a whole line of products to clean, repair, recondition leather car interiors and are used by my local auto museum. I use their SOFFENER leather conditioning product on my car seats, motorcycle leathers and my briefcases. The stuff is not cheap and works best when left to sit overnight before buffing. It has brought back stiff, brittle seat leather to a soft and supple tone.

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Mike was able to recolor an old, favorite leather jacket of his by using Doc Bailey's. He bought the stuff from Hot Leathers, as I recall.

Cost like $15 a bottle, which Mike somehow feels is very expensive -- but it worked well.

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