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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 :confused:
 

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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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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:jsm: :jsm: :jsm:
 

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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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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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adrian said:
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


Just going off the subject for a mo, its a well know fact, women are attracted to a man's smell and perspiration!
 

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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 :)
I know it is crap,but i got it very cheap off a dealer in atlanta.About half price compared to australian prices.I would be really pissed off i paid full price.Really it should have a removable lining.
 

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Just going off the subject for a mo, its a well know fact, women are attracted to a man's smell and perspiration!
Yes ,but when you can smell yourself and you smell ,its rather a turn off .Cheers :)
 

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May sound odd but I've always used olive oil to dress leather. The Romans knew it, the Carthaginians knew it, now you know it! I don't think it needs to be extra virgin, besides, they're increasingly hard to come by....
 

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As of my understanding, I think You are more concerned about the liner of the Suit. Although I have never washed the inside of any of my leather suits, I was interested to know what is possible. I remember reading an article about restoring, repairing and refinishing of leather Suits. And there the brought their Suits to specialized leather shops which, keep yourself in the seat, put the entire Suite in laundry machines. Then dried them in the shade and applied after drying new leather treads. As I said I never found my suite as smelly.
For the Outside on the other hand, i use any english saddle soap. This is by far the best You can get, my wife is cleaning in the meanwhile all kinds of leather with it. She is really delighted and says all other stuff is just waisted money.
After it dried I apply some leather wax, which I polish out after the night.
 

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Broms said:
I asked my wife to have a good whiff of mine last week....she said it was fine:jsm: :jsm: :jsm:
I couldn't pass this up Craig.....I bet your wife also told you that you were a good looking man and a fabulous lover as well.....:stickpoke
 

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nicensleazy said:
Just going off the subject for a mo, its a well know fact, women are attracted to a man's smell and perspiration!
Mr. Sleaze: See the above posting. You ever been lied to by a woman before? What about in the past hour or so? :stickpoke Just kiddin.
 

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Sheriffof0 said:
May sound odd but I've always used olive oil to dress leather. The Romans knew it, the Carthaginians knew it, now you know it! /QUOTE]

Didn't the Romans and the Carthaginians also line their aqueducts with lead? :jsm:
 
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