Leather Dressing???????

Leather Dressing???????

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    Leather Dressing???????

    Using a Leather dressing, it has been advice I have gotten in the past for my holster, what should I use? Any tips when using it?


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    Check with the manufacturer of your holster for there recommendations. Here is a link to K&D Holsters care instructions
    K&D Holsters | Custom Gun Leather and Shooting Accessories
    Just scroll to the bottom of the page and read what Kevin has to say about it.
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    Can't go wrong with Kiwi Neutral shoe polish and a good buff.
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    OBENAUF'S!!!!! Their whole line is excellent stuff. Google it. Order it use it. it is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    OBENAUF'S!!!!! Their whole line is excellent stuff. Google it. Order it use it. it is awesome.
    True... The Belt Man even sells it and recommends it. He used to say just use Kiwi neutral shoe polish, but claims this stuff is much better.

    I use it on my belt.
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    I use neatsfoot oil on my boots, belts, pocket holster, any leather that is not sealed it will soften and condition. Stay away from the neatsfoot oil compound-that is mostly fish oil.

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    All those are good; I found it was easier to apply if the leather is slightly warm (NOT HOT !!!) just comfortable to the touch.
    Better several light coats a few daysapart than one heavy coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnica View Post
    I use neatsfoot oil on my boots, belts, pocket holster, any leather that is not sealed it will soften and condition. Stay away from the neatsfoot oil compound-that is mostly fish oil.
    IMO - not good for holsters due to over conditioning and breakdown of already well conditioned leather.
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    Sparks recommends Renaissance Wax. I bought a can years ago, and it is magic. A very small amount goes a long way. I totally disagree with the use of Neatsfoot oil. Anything that softens leather should NOT be used on a fine holster!
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    Renaissance wax - thanks for the reminder. I need to get some.
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    semperfi is right nutural shoe polish wax your not going to find & use anything better & safer for all of your leather products than that plus it will not dis color the original leather finish like mink oil or neets foot oil etc which will destroy any good leather, iv'e been using the nutural shoe wax for years on all of my leather goods, great stuff, you can find the shoe wax in any dollar store its not the KIWI brand but it works the same at a much cheaper price.

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    Renaissance Wax - Amazing stuff.
    Buy Some!
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    I am used to applying Kiwi neutral to my holsters with no ill effects.
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    Thanks for the heads up on Renaissance wax, just read about it on Milt Sparks' site. Found a good deal (free shipping) on it on eBay, and ordered some. Now if I could just find a bottle of Angelus Lustre Cream in cordovan....
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