Jaguar rusting!

Owl Identified Owl Identified
Two Jaguar harness problems in the same week...uh oh I bought my present Jaguar to replace my old harness (lost in a break-up) this August (2009) and have noticed lately rust accumulating on some of the studs. I have probably only needed to wash the harness with a damp wash cloth two or three times since purchasing; usually it doesn't require any intensive cleaning.

I'm really bummed because I only bought this a few months ago and I REALLY love it (I even wrote a glowing review for it on here!) I also spent a lot of money on it because I felt it would last a long time, but already I'm experiencing deterioration. Is it just me or does this seem a little premature? Is there anything you would suggest for me?

Thank you a bunch, I really appreciate it.
11/30/2009
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Carrie Gray Carrie Gray
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Two Jaguar harness problems in the same week...uh oh I bought my present Jaguar to replace my old harness (lost in a break-up) this August (2009) and have noticed lately rust accumulating on some of the studs. I have probably only needed to wash the ... More
Sorry to hear that your harness rivets succumbed to rust, it can happen when the harness is not properly dried prior to storage, the harness is not indestructable but it can last a very long time with proper care. Since your harness is guaranteed for life you can send the rusted one back for a replacement.

Send your harness to the PO Box listed at link
11/30/2009
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Carrie Gray
Sorry to hear that your harness rivets succumbed to rust, it can happen when the harness is not properly dried prior to storage, the harness is not indestructable but it can last a very long time with proper care. Since your harness is guaranteed ... More
This is very cool! I will definitely keep Aslan Leathers in mind when buying products!
11/30/2009
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Carrie Gray
Sorry to hear that your harness rivets succumbed to rust, it can happen when the harness is not properly dried prior to storage, the harness is not indestructable but it can last a very long time with proper care. Since your harness is guaranteed ... More
Thanks, I will definitely send the harness in. My question to you would be how can I prevent this from happening in the future? Like I said I couldn't have cleaned it more than three times, and each time it was done with a moist washcloth and patted dry after. Should I use a blowdrier on it? I'm not really sure what else I can do to prevent rusting :/
11/30/2009
deceased deceased
I wash my harnesses with every use. Never blow dry them. Coat the hardware with clear nail polish or anti rust varnish. I stowe them in a well ventilated drawer with silica packets. Its like 98 percent humidity here, my Aslans are not rusting. (silver, red, white, black,,,,)
12/01/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by deceased
I wash my harnesses with every use. Never blow dry them. Coat the hardware with clear nail polish or anti rust varnish. I stowe them in a well ventilated drawer with silica packets. Its like 98 percent humidity here, my Aslans are not rusting. ... More
It's a good idea to store it with something to suck up the moisture. What else might work besides silica?
12/01/2009
deceased deceased
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
It's a good idea to store it with something to suck up the moisture. What else might work besides silica?
Cedar chips. Small pots of cat litter.
12/01/2009
Saraid Saraid
I'm going to chime in here and ask - if I don't put varnish on it is it sure to rust?
12/01/2009
Carrie Gray Carrie Gray
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Originally posted by Saraid
I'm going to chime in here and ask - if I don't put varnish on it is it sure to rust?
No, I have been using my Jaguar for 4 years, have not applied any varnish and the rivets have not rusted. WE stand behind our harnesses with a lifetime guarantee so you can be assured that you are purchasing a quality product. we are here to make sure that you enjoy your ASLAN harness for as long as you desire.
12/01/2009
Liz2 Liz2
I make sure mine is dry prior to putting it away. I store mine on a clothes hanger in my closet. My g/f uses clear nail polish with hers, on the rivets but I have not tried this but I haven't had a rust problem either.
Perhaps perspiration is corrosive (it does contain salt) if not adequately wiped off with a damp cloth?
Aslan rocks!! Quality with a lifetime guarantee!!!
12/01/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
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Originally posted by Carrie Gray
Sorry to hear that your harness rivets succumbed to rust, it can happen when the harness is not properly dried prior to storage, the harness is not indestructable but it can last a very long time with proper care. Since your harness is guaranteed ... More
This alone just decided me: I'm going to be getting an Aslan harness when I can afford it. I've been on the fence for a while now, but this just won me over.
12/01/2009
LiftedUp LiftedUp
Just wanted to comment on how great it is to have manufacturers like ASLAN leather who not only manufacture amazing products, but are willing to stand behind them. We don't have an ASLAN strap-on harness (...yet) but do have the "chin-up harness" and love the quality of your goods. Knowing you are truly behind your work, makes it hard to want to buy leather gear any where else.

Thanks!
12/01/2009
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Thanks for the ideas, everyone. I'll try using anti-rust varnish and silica. As it stands every time that I've cleaned my Aslan I've hung it on one of the limbs of my multi-armed lamp for 48 hours. I'm pretty cautious about care for my sex toys, especially ones that are costly. I'm not sure what could have gone wrong, unless I was "drying" the item during a humid period (which is possible) and I put it into storage when it was still moist. I honestly had never considered humidity.

I will definitely try silica though, very good idea. Thanks again to ASLAN for being really helpful And to anyone that's on the fence you should go with ASLAN. Not only are they evidently very nice folks, but the harnesses are seriously some of the nicest stuff available for purchase. You could wear the Jaguar to bed it's so soft and you'd never notice.
12/02/2009
Carrie Gray Carrie Gray
"Wear the Jaguar to bed." That is one of the reasons I designed the Jaguar harness I wanted a harness that was so comfortable I could wear it to bed and keep it on all night long.
12/02/2009
Carrie Gray Carrie Gray
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Thanks for the ideas, everyone. I'll try using anti-rust varnish and silica. As it stands every time that I've cleaned my Aslan I've hung it on one of the limbs of my multi-armed lamp for 48 hours. I'm pretty cautious about care for ... More
Thanks for the compliments we try hard to keep our customers satisfied!
12/02/2009
Antipova Antipova
Bumping this thread for anyone new---I just (with very nervous fingers, because I didn't want to polish the leather by mistake) coated the rivets of my new crystal blue cuffs and crystal blue Jaguar with clear nail polish tonight, and I'm glad to read the advice about storing them with silica packets too.

Thanks for being wonderful, Aslan.
11/14/2011
Intrigued Intrigued
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Originally posted by Liz2
I make sure mine is dry prior to putting it away. I store mine on a clothes hanger in my closet. My g/f uses clear nail polish with hers, on the rivets but I have not tried this but I haven't had a rust problem either.
Perhaps perspiration is ... More
I've heard about clear nail polish from other reviews. I haven't tried it myself yet as I'm waiting for my first Aslan harness in the mail.

I didn't realize that they came with a lifetime guarantee. How fantastic!
03/11/2012
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