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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning Leather Suit

Hi all,recently purchased mv leather suit.Was wanting to know which is the best way to clean it,can it be washed or dry cleaned.Could not find any tag in suit.Thanks
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Do not dry clean leather. Most good leather items just need to be washed down with warm-ish water. Also, most leather is cromb-taned these days, so doesn't really need treatment. A good friend of mine is a leather expert for the industry. He said most of these leather treatments are crap.

However, he did recommend, Chelsea leather food if your jacket needs feeding. It is good stuff and doesn't damage the seems of the jacket. Even then, only if the jacket is old and out of condition.

I was also under the impression that leather needed feeding, however, this is not the case with modern leather items.

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dainese leather cleaning kit. works wonders.

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cleaning suit

What about the inside of the suit?.It cant be removed for seperate washing,this was what i was most concerned about.The leather can be cleaned just with a damp cloth ,but the lining cant be removed.It has been hot here and one cant help but sweat when riding on these hot days.Thanks
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i usually wear the long sleeve underarmour wheni wear my leathers, it keeps me cool and wicks away sweat. my dainese 1 piece has a removable liner inside, so im not too sure how to go about that. i'll see if i can find some info.

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I have a Dainese suit and I agree with jskipper...their cleaning kit is great.

With the lining....i used to sponge the inside with a little washing liquid and water then hang the suit to dry. Now I don't bother...I really don't think it makes much difference as long as you hang it to dry after use.

I asked my wife to have a good whiff of mine last week....she said it was fine

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Someone once told me to use shaving cream to clean leather.
I have never tried it though.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for your help,i guess i am more paranoid about the smell than anything.I'll need to get that cleaning kit,and just do what you said Broom's .Hang it out to dry and get the missus to give it a smell test.Thanks again
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Make sure you hang it in the shade...not direct sunshine !!!

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I'm quite shocked that the MV leather suit has a non removable lining, that is really crap considering the price, I unzip mine and throw it at the washing machine-job done

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