Recommended ways of maintaining leather holsters?

Recommended ways of maintaining leather holsters?

This is a discussion on Recommended ways of maintaining leather holsters? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hi, #1: How do you maintain your leather holster? Leather lotion/conditioner? or do you recommend another type of oil? #2: How do you smooth out ...

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Recommended ways of maintaining leather holsters?

  1. #1
    Member Array 1boredguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    361

    Recommended ways of maintaining leather holsters?

    Hi,

    #1: How do you maintain your leather holster? Leather lotion/conditioner? or do you recommend another type of oil?

    #2: How do you smooth out scuffs and scratches?

    #3: Any other tips on keeping the leather nice & healthy?

    (cow hide or horse hide or your hide or any hide)

    Thanks!


  2. #2
    Member Array ltc-usa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    ut
    Posts
    437
    My Kramer horsehide recommends no conditioners or oils. Only neutral Kiwi polish now and then.

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array tns0038's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,169
    Saddle soap and or leather conditioner

  4. #4
    1943 - 2009
    Array Captain Crunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    10,372
    Quote Originally Posted by tns0038 View Post
    Saddle soap and or leather conditioner
    Do not use saddle soap on your holster. It softens the leather. That's the last thing you want in a leather holster.

    Milt Sparks' recommendation:

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


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

  5. #5
    Senior Member Array the_fallguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Southern Missouri
    Posts
    544
    Stay away from oils and leather conditioners like Lexol or Bick 4 for holsters (though they are excellent for belts). Stick to high quality shoe and boot conditioners like Kiwi Neutral Shoe Polish, Melatonian Cream, or Properts Leather Balm. Take off the excess polish with a horsehair brush if you have access to one (the yellow polishing cloths in Wal-Mart's automobile dept. will work OK, too). Another step to help protect the holster from sweat and moisture and your clothes from dye transfer is to spray the holster with a spray on finish like Neat-Lac Leather Finish or Master Quick Shine Spray, both of which are available from Tandy Leather Company. The spray on finishes will also make the holsters look shiny and new again!
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    Where self preservation is concerned, if you're not cheating, your not trying...

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array semperfi.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Over here now!
    Posts
    3,617
    I'm with Jeff, nothing but neutral Kiwi shoe polish and a buff for my leather. Belts get Lexol.
    Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.

  7. #7
    Member Array Catalina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Lake Erie Shore
    Posts
    372
    Matt Del Fatti "ping"

    Advice?
    Go Glock - until you can afford H&K

  8. #8
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,519
    A little leather conditioner...no more...
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  9. #9
    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    13,687
    My leather holsters are kept in a dresser drawer by themselves and with a pack of dessicant. I also keep batteries for my flashlights, cameras, scopes, lasers in the same drawer. High and dry. I go all black with my holsters as it only makes sense to me--camouflage is all part of concealment. Scratches or nicks can be taken care of with a black magic marker. I've used the Mitch Rosen product 'Leather Lightning' on other holsters also just for break-in. After that--- nothing. My tension adjustable holsters have never seen any "care" other than the way I store them when not in use.
    miscellaneous

  10. #10
    Member Array Matt Del Fatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    The North Woods
    Posts
    172
    A little bit of neutral wax every now and again should do just fine. I don't think much else is needed unless you need to make a repair of a damaged spot.

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. New Gun Leather!!! UBG Holsters!
    By zackattack78 in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: March 21st, 2010, 07:15 PM
  2. unique ways to carry, mags, holsters, etc
    By xoolo in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 26th, 2009, 05:52 PM
  3. Maintaining SP101?
    By Cody in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 13th, 2007, 11:57 AM
  4. Your "not recommended" holsters
    By semperfi.45 in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: May 28th, 2007, 09:23 PM
  5. Maintaining titanium gun
    By khimwoon in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 10th, 2007, 11:50 AM

Search tags for this page

best oil for a leather holster
,

best oil for leather holster

,
best oil for leather holsters
,
bick 4 conditioner and holsters
,
bick 4 on holsters
,
leather holster conditioner
,
leather holsters in afghan
,
maintaining a holster
,
maintaining holster
,
maintaining leather
,
maintaining leather holsters
,
neat lac leather finish
Click on a term to search for related topics.