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Leather jacket

Discussion in 'Personal' started by InkyP, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I've had a brown leather jacket for a few years and it's still in good condition, just a bit faded and dry looking. Does anyone know how to restore the colour - would shoe polish be a really bad idea?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    There are specialist 'leather restorer' products.[​IMG] or a spray [​IMG] .Try doing a search I'm sure there are quite a few companies who do them.
    I think shoe polish won't hold', apart from potentially 'leaking' colour?
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  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Not shoe polish - you get beeswaxy polish for leather furniture which should rejuvenate it.
  4. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    That restoring balm looks good, thanks, I'll get some of that.
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Not quite sure if that's the 'correct' one for a jacket but the shop will no doubt advise you which one to choose.
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  6. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Didn't there used to be someone here called "Leather Patches"? They'd know.
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  7. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    No. Not shoe polish. I asked the same question on FB a while back regarding a leather coat, and replies and reviews were unanimous in that leather colour restorers will stiffen the leather. If your pride and joy is the soft buttery nature of the leather, then read the reviews carefully. I still haven't done mine.
  8. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Lanolin cream works a treat - won't restore the colour but it will revive the leather. I'd clean it with warm water with gentle soap flakes first then use the lanolin cream.
    Shoe polish will harden and crack the leather.
  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Interesting thread. I've been wondering how to treat vintage leather cases that look a bit more tired than most buyers would want them to be.
  10. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    The lanolin cream sounds like a good idea. You are right, xena, the softness of the leather is key and I don't want it to look bright and brash.

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