Cleaning mildew from holster?

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    Cleaning mildew from holster?

    Was in the local gun shop today picking through a big old box of holsters. The sign on the side said $10 each, so why not, something to do in the shop besides fondle the iron. Scored a nice black S&W police duty holster in good shape. The GP-100 would fit securely while out and about in the woods bear hunting. Only thing is it has some mildew showing by the stitching. Any thoughts on cleaning & killing this fungus without harming my valuable investment? For now I'm keeping it away from the other leathers don't know if it's contagious or not. Thanks!
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    Only thing I can think of is get some shower mildew killer squirt it scrub it and airdry,or put in front of a fan
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    I am by no means experienced at cleaning mold from leather, but I would think that the shower sprays might be too strong.

    As an alternative, I might make a MILD solution of bleach and water, like drops per 1/4 cup, then take a soft old toothbrush, dampen it with the solution, and lightly brush. Then let it get some sun. Repeat as often as needed.

    But this is just me, thinking outloud. Interesting problem, I think we have some suffering from the same thing.

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    Good old fashioned Lysol spray works just fine.

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    You might want to try saddle soap, have never tried it on mildew but it works well in cleaning and protecting most types of leather except suede.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Good old fashioned Lysol spray works just fine.
    Thanks QK, Lysol worked like a charm.

    Does anyone know how to get the Lysol smell of leather? Bear hunting and a stinky holster = Fail.

    Today I'll stick it out in the sun & try to air it out, it sure did clean it up nice though.
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    My vote goes to Lysol. The vanilla one does not smell much at all, and the smell totally disappears after a while.
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    Saddle Soap ; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdaddy View Post
    Saddle Soap ; )
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    Cool

    saddle soap and then deer urine to mask the smell...... sorry had to say it.
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    What I use at the museum is one of those CVS type cheapo plastic storage containers with a tight fitting plastic lid.
    I dump a fresh box of Baking Soda into the bottom of the container and seal the object up inside for about a week.
    That really seems to pull out and eliminate & neutralize all sorts of strange odors and it's an inexpensive method to try.

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