Leather conditioner

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    Leather conditioner

    I have a crossbreed supertuck holster made of horsehide, does anybody know what kind/brand of leather conditioner I should use, and how often I should use it?
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    I have been using Fiebing's Aussie Leather Conditioner lately, obtainable from Tandy [Tandy Leather Factory - Leathercraft and Leather Craft Supplies ]

    Tandy Leather Factory - Aussie Leather Conditioner 15 oz
    You don't need a lot and you just want to keep the leather from absorbing seat and water or drying out.
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    I would ask Crossbreed and only use what they recommend. Holster makers are very picky folks. :)

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    Something as simple as Kiwi wax is just fine. There are many good products, but you don't want to use any oil or saddle soap.

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    I would check with the MFG first before using anything.
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    You are always safe with Renaissance Wax since it is a surface protectant and not a penetrating conditioner.

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    Here's another advocate and satisfied customer of 'Renaissance Wax'. It's been around since about 1957 and contains no Bees Wax. It's commonly used by antiquity collectors, museums, knife makers, and on some English riding saddles. I have an older style Galco Range Bag in which I used Galco & Harley conditioners for several years and admittedly, it was a big mistake! So I let it dry out and then I applied a thin coat of the 'Renaissance Wax' and the difference was like' night & day.

    Anyway, this is where I purchased mine although there are several other sources. It typically run around $35.00 for a 200ml/7fl ounce can. Before you fall over, I can assure you a small amount goes a long way, so it's actually a very good valve. I highly recommended this stuff together with the 'Leather Lightning' style products offered by some of the holster makers e.g. Galgo, Mitch Rosen, etc..

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    Each manufacture is going to their own preference. About the only thing they will have in common, is they will not want you to use anything that penetrates, and softens the leather.

    I’ve used a bunch of different holster over the past 30+ years, and for all of them I’ve used the same thing I use on my Harley, and leather jackets.

    Harley saddle soap has keep my leather clean and conditioned for these past 30 years, just like it has cowboys saddles for the past hundred.

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    Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP.

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    Thanks 'jwhite'
    The Obenauf's Leather Care stuff looks like a great product for my leather furniture and car interior. I will order some today!
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    The custom holster-maker here who restored my old 1950's rancher saddle said to only use saddle soap and neatsfoot oil. But I'd ask your MFG just to be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Thanks 'jwhite'
    The Obenauf's Leather Care stuff looks like a great product for my leather furniture and car interior. I will order some today!
    Regards,
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    It is excellent stuff..I use it on all of my leather goods. It will soften witht a touch of the hand from warmth but once you pread it on and work it itn. Take a heat gun or hair dryer to it to liquefy and melt into the seams. I use it on my 200 plus dollar Danner boots. I have not been dissatisified with any of their products so far.
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    I recently purchased a CrossBreed holster as well. I had the same concerns and emailed the manufacturer asking if they had specific brands of conditioner or saddle soap they'd recommend, as well as when it's appropriate to use a conditioner vs saddle soap (I'm still not sure).

    His response:

    Just look in the shoe section of wal mart, the have both products available and either one will do fine

    It is not a huge thing, don't worry too much about it.



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    Good old Johnson Paste Wax. Dries hard, seals and shines!

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