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Old 05-24-2007, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what do you guys use to clean the leather suit with? after ridding in 100+ degree weather and sweating my ass off, i started to think about the funk that is in the suit from the previous owner. how do you clean it? i mean you cant take the liner out and throw it in the washer with some bleach to kill all the bacteria. can it be taken to the dry cleaners without messing up the leather. so what do you guys do about the stank issue?




also what do you use to clean the leather with?
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great question..

I've been using a damp (water) sponge to clean the exterior of bug matter.

What can we treat the outer with to keep it from drying up or is that even necessary?

Also I think I heard it's a horrible idea to get the leathers rained on, is this true? What if you blot them with a towel after, damage done?
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was thinking that it wouldnt be bad to use the leather wipes, for car interiors, made by armorall. but not sure if it would be better to use a leather cleaner then a leather conditioner.
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I used to use some stuff called tannery for the outside. Never armourall them. There is plenty of leather cleaners and conditioners available. as far as stench....they hang in an open area, I never worry about it.
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id never use armorall, the kind for car dashes and pastics, but they make wipes specifically for leather seats and other leather interior parts on the car. thought it would be easy to use. just wipe and your done.
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just wipe and your done.
I'm not even going to touch this one.
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come on. you know you wanna help.
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I use Lexol cleaner and Lexol conditioner. You can find it at Pepboys. I read an article on leather maintenance and they gave those products good marks. I can't remember who did it, but it was aimed specifically towards motorcycle leathers. I wouldn't use the cleaner on the inside of your leathers just the exterior.

As far as the stench, I wear performance longjohns (acts like a liner) to help keep me cool and keep the sweat out of the leathers. I don't know if it really keeps the leathers any cleaner inside but it helps keep you cooler believe it or not. It also helps you get out of the leathers after a hot sweaty ride.
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i have been looking at getting some under armor long sleeve shirt and pants to wear under the leathers. heard they are very good.
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I use both UnderArmor and the Wal-Mart brand of the polypropeline shorts and tee-shirts. Works good.

I use saddlesoap solution and a sponge to wash the leather exterior. I hang mine in the garage - no smell in the house.
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Funny, I just put up a post elsewhere about this. My post wasn't bout stank but bug matter. Last TD at main was a grasshopper fest. I mean 1ks of them .... everywhere. Thats a big big to tag the center of your wind screen.
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so how are the under armor or other shirts supposed to fit? was looking at some long sleeve shirts. all they had was a large and 2xl. i now wear an xl shirt. sucks getting older! the large was way too small but the 2xl fits tight on the arms but a little loose on the body. is that how they are supposed to be or should they be tight on the arms and body?
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Mine are tightly fitted. No jokes about the shorts, please.
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Helpful thread..

I wear my Lycra type tights under the leather. Short sleeves, full legs.

I even wore my wool socks last out that I use for snowboarding. 14 hours and no problemo.

So far it does not smell but I have hit it a couple times on the liner with a 10 year old bottle of Dolce Cabana, just in case
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Mine are tightly fitted. No jokes about the shorts, please.
Oh come on Dave. Taking all the fun out it damnit.
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