Creaking Leather

Creaking Leather

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    Creaking Leather

    Is there a way to get rid of the creaking sound you get from a new leather holster?
    I've been wearing it around the house to try to break it in but it creaks a lot when I move around.


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    Yep... The squeaking leather is just friction between it and your belt or it and the gun.....so, put a little baby powder on the contact points and it will reduce the noise alot.
    Some people try a topical wax and Im always leary about that...nothing that soaks into the leather should be used on nice leather holsters.
    NEVER use anything with an oil base or silicone. Just say NO!
    Hope this helps..........Shoot well and god bless
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    Thanks, the baby powder did help.
    When I got my holster I used Armour all leather cleaner on it and whiped it down with a silicone cloth. I thought that would make it more slick but I see now it did more harm then good.

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    Yep...never use either of those! The baby powder will help but is not good for long time periods..so add more when it needs it.
    The holster will quiet down with use and wear....shouldnt take long.
    Shoot well and god bless
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    Rubbing a hard glycerine bar or even candle wax at the contact points will work as well, and be a little more permenant than baby powder. The only time you won't be able to correct the squeak is if it's a flaw during construction. If two pieces of leather weren't properly bonded before being sewn they can rub together and creak with movement.
    "He who makes things with his hands is a laborer, he who makes things with his hands and his head is a craftsman, he who makes things with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist."
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    Excellent advice....Ive heard of using all sorts of wax or even thick pastes...but really dont recommend any of it, as you never know what people will do. Bar soap is safe enough....now do you recommend Zest or Dial?
    Shoot well and god bless
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    Eric, I will try the baby powder as soon as I can get to Wally World to pick some up. The waxes and things are a no-no. Thank You for the tip. How is that for using advice given to someone else?

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    what about wd-40?
    seriously.

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    WD40 and Duct Tape are the only two tools a man needs. If it is suppose to move and does not use the WD40. If it moves and it is not suppose to use the duct tape. Seriously; the solvents in WD40 are such that I do not think that I would want to use it on expensive gun leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Larsen
    Bar soap is safe enough....now do you recommend Zest or Dial?
    Shoot well and god bless
    Nope, just Fiebing's 100% pure gylcerin bar.
    "He who makes things with his hands is a laborer, he who makes things with his hands and his head is a craftsman, he who makes things with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist."
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    Would Josh Bulman's speed creme do the trick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuclosure
    what about wd-40?
    seriously.
    I think WD40 would seriously stain and dis-color the leather and soften the holster.
    "He who makes things with his hands is a laborer, he who makes things with his hands and his head is a craftsman, he who makes things with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist."
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    Ok....if your serious. WD40's main ingredient is Kerosene and will totally screw up your holster. Answer your question? :D

    And as far as taking others advice....hell, listening to guys like Gary, Mark and a couple of other crazy leather guys is the only reason I make decent leather..... OK..the truth, Im teachable one day a month and this is it!

    Shoot well and god bless
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    Quote Originally Posted by torrejon224
    Would Josh Bulman's speed creme do the trick?
    Sorry I missed this; you must have been posting while I was.

    Yes, I would think that Josh's or Mitch Rosen's should also do the trick, even though it's Mitch that recomends the white candle wax.
    Hhhmmmm....
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    how about some Wax Vampire Teeth ? or is that Parafeine? hmmm

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