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leather and sweat

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    leather and sweat

    OK, things have changed. I am now retired (and love it) and wearing a sport coat/suit coat is no longer a daily thing. For almost thirty years I have worn a pistol in a shoulder holster - most often a Galco Miami Classic. I still wear it daily but I am finding that my life style and the rising spring/summer temperature and my heavy sweating are causing my shoulder straps to get, well, they get soggy! Is there anything I can do to treat the leather and protect the leather from my sweat or are there nylon shoulder straps that I could use and adapt them to my Galco holsters. I carry on my hip or a SOB holster when I have to, but I much prefer the shoulder holster. Any suggestions for a guy who sweats like crazy?


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    Look for something in horsehide if possible.

    Do you wear an undershirt?
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    lexol leather treatment will wick away sweat and good old fasion saddle soap works too

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    You can look at Resolene acrylic leather finish if you are trying to make it more water resistant. Mop and Glow cut 50/50 with water is the same thing. Just brush it on with a foam brush. It dries quick.
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    The natural leather straps are helping to wick away your sweat. I don't think it would be so great to switch to synthetic harness straps since that will just trap that moisture between the strapping and your skin.

    If you use Lexol Leather Conditioner be sure to buy the LEXOL NF & use it very sparingly. Only use the NF formula. And you can condition your holster with that also since it's PH Neutral.
    Use Only a few drops total per side possibly twice a year just to replace the natural oils that are slowly lost in leather. You DO NOT want to oil soak your holster.
    A few drops of Lexol NF quickly rubbed onto the surface and then quickly rubbed back off again will disperse completely through the leather without leaving it oily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    The natural leather straps are helping to wick away your sweat. I don't think it would be so great to switch to synthetic harness straps since that will just trap that moisture between the strapping and your skin.

    If you use Lexol Leather Conditioner be sure to buy the LEXOL NF & use it very sparingly. Only use the NF formula. And you can condition your holster with that also since it's PH Neutral.
    Use Only a few drops total per side possibly twice a year just to replace the natural oils that are slowly lost in leather. You DO NOT want to oil soak your holster.
    A few drops of Lexol NF quickly rubbed onto the surface and then quickly rubbed back off again will disperse completely through the leather without leaving it oily.
    Thanks for the tip on the lexol nf. I used lexol cleaner and conditioner for years on my leather car seats. I did not know about the NF version. Thanks for sharing.
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    Saddle soap sounds good to me. Nothing quite like real leather.

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