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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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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 :p
 

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Talk about paying attention to detail. I never even read that line or the whole post. I just recommended :p

Careful now, if you start slipping at the job someone else will come along and take it away from you. :grin2:
 

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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.

https://colorplus.com/products/soffener-leather-conditioner-1-2-pint
 
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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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Mike was able to recolor an old, favorite leather jacket of his by using Doc Bailey's. He bought it 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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He's just saving his dimes to take care of his lady. :wink2:
 

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Doc Baileys works.
 

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

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Mike watches those pennies so he can buy nice things for his main (and only) squeeze.
 

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doc baileys here too...which reminds me to use it.
 

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thanks for all the great recommendations everyone. I hope everyone is doing well!
 

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I get neatsfoot oil from farm and fleet. I use it on all of our tack and leather goods.
 

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+1 on Neets Foot Oil. Especially on dried out leather. I have a sprayer bottle full of the stuff, and buy it by the gallon down at the feed store.

in the winter I use Mink Oil, to repel the rain when the bike has to sit out in the parking lot.

Other products that work well on distressed leather, ...
- Zymol (expensive)
- Saddle Soap (In-expensive, find it in shoe stores, Big-5, etc.)
- Leather Honey (a little expensive, but works well)

WD40 - Works well, leather soaks it up fast, but also dries out in a couple of days, and leaves it's signature odor for a week or so. I used WD40 on an old leather jacket that hung in a closet for 20 years and dried out. It worked well to resuscitate the leather to start the absorption process, then while it was drying out used Mink Oil to condition and water proof it. I had to let it hang outside for a week to let the WD40 odor dissipate before the wife would let me bring it back in the house.


 
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