Best way to care for leather holster?

Best way to care for leather holster?

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    Best way to care for leather holster?

    Whats the best way to care for my milt sparks summer special 2 holster? Is there any kind of spray or anything to clean it and protect it? Thanks.


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    This is from www.MiltSparks.com:

    What can I do to maintain the appearance of my new leather?

    Nothing much needs to be done other than an occasional waxing to help maintain appearance. That applies to items with the smooth-out finish only! Rough out finishes such as on our SS-2 and Summer Special holsters, should be left as is except for maybe an occasional wipe down with a damp cloth.

    Do not use silicone, oil, or any leather conditioning product that advertises itself as an aid to help soften leather.

    Angelus has a product we use called Lustre Cream and it is available in both cordovan and black. Fiebings, Carnauba wax is also a good protectorate for smooth leather, but will oxidize on the leather surface if not used or buffed occasionally.

    One product we recommend wholeheartedly is Renaissance Wax. Renaissance can be purchased direct from the above link, or you can purchase it directly through us. It is the only product we have found that will not permanently discolor our tan colored finish and it works great on black and cordovan finishes as well! You can even use it on metal and wood. We generally stock the small, 65ml tin for resale, as we found that a little bit goes a long way.

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    Interesting, Gould and Goodrich recommands silicone to lubricate the inside if the gun is to tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Interesting, Gould and Goodrich recommands silicone to lubricate the inside if the gun is to tight.
    Galco markets Draw-EZ, for use on the inside of the holster. I assumed it was a silicon product, but I'm not sure, (the bottle doesn't say). I've used it on many holsters and can say it works very well and does not soften or harm the holster.
    Last edited by ripley16; December 20th, 2007 at 05:28 PM.

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    I personally wouldnt recommend Silicone. Im not sure if its the Silicone or not thats the problem...but I suspect the propellants and other chemicals in it can possibly dry your leather out.

    I had a client who asked me if 100% silicone or fda approved stuff was ok. Not being a chemist, I told him I wasnt sure...but better safe than sorry.

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    I don't use anything on mine.
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    I have seldom done anything to most of mine...a few (the really old ones) have had some shoe polish and a buffing...but nothing on the inside...

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    you dont really need anything, but if you want to, get any good leather cleaner / conditioner.
    can be found at many different places. i have some around the barn for our saddles.

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    If the leather is fully sealed than just a damp cloth is all that is needed.
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    Neutral shoe polish is what I use and is what a lot of makers recommend. If my holsters are tight I just draw from them until they let up a bit.
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    +1 on the Draw EZ

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