Black Jaguar Cuffs - Care?

ShadowKitten ShadowKitten
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Hi there! I ordered the Black Jaguar Cuffs recently and before they arrive I just wanted to ask a bit about how to care for them.
I read the reviews for the cuffs and many people suggest using leather conditioner and cleaner (the latter for use if it gets dirty) as well as something for the metal parts too to prevent tarnishing.

Basically what I'd like to know is, what specific *brands* of each do some people use? Any suggestions would be appreciated but do realize I am in Canada so the products must be available at most leather goods carriers and/or stores in Canada, I don't want something *too* expensive either, just something that'll get the job done

Any help would be appreciated, from both Aslan themselves or other members/staff ^^
04/13/2011
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ShadowKitten ShadowKitten
Anyone? Bueller?
04/14/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm not sure, but I'll bump the thread so people can see it again.
04/14/2011
ShadowKitten ShadowKitten
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04/15/2011
Carrie Gray Carrie Gray
Lexol leather conditioner and Leather cleaner are both good for conditioning your ASLAN gear.
04/15/2011
leopardprint leopardprint
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Originally posted by ShadowKitten
Anyone? Bueller?
I have used Kiwi products (leather "lotion" and stuff like that), but there are so many available and they do such different stuff that it can be difficult to just pick one! Most leather shops can give you some honest advice. I know that certain conditioners containing beeswax can make leather super-soft but that might not be what you're conditioning it for.

I've heard bootblacks rave about Chelsea Leather Food, if you want to look into that brand.

Hope that helped!
04/16/2011
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by Carrie Gray
Lexol leather conditioner and Leather cleaner are both good for conditioning your ASLAN gear.
Sounds like great advice! Keeping your gear in good shape is important.
04/18/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
Regular soap will shorten the life of your leather. Saddle soap is specifically formulated for leather and contains no free alkali that will damage it. Saddle soap is available at tack stores, where shoes are sold, and you should be able to find Kiwi brand saddle soap at any Walmart or CVS.

Glycerin saddle soap is a step up because it will moisturize the leather a bit while cleaning.

Feibings makes great products and has soaps and conditioner on their site:
link

When cleaning, soap in sections and then remove the soap immediately with a damp cloth. Try to use as little water as possible. When finished dry them with a clean cloth and then set them rolled but unbuckled to air dry.

If they get particularly sweaty after play, give the inside a once over with a damp cloth to keep the salt from sitting.

On conditioner- unless they are going to be exposed to the kind of conditions that saddles or boots suffer (sun, wind, rain, etc) they shouldn't need conditioning for quite awhile. Glycerin soap alone will keep them nice and soft.

Avoid conditioners like mink oil (animal cruelty, has silicone, can go rancid), neats foot oil (synthetic), and Lexol (known to cause allergic reactions). I would recommend Aussie (available on the Feibings site) or Chelsea Leather Food.
10/29/2011
Shade Shade
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Originally posted by leopardprint
I have used Kiwi products (leather "lotion" and stuff like that), but there are so many available and they do such different stuff that it can be difficult to just pick one! Most leather shops can give you some honest advice. I know that ... More
Thank you for the great advice.
01/20/2013
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