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Oils for old harnesses?
Oils for old harnesses? I believe that the best choice for the preservation of antique leathers is neatfoot oils. All other types of oils could not sufficiently conserve/soften the old skin - and you don't want to destroy it after it has lived through all these years. Contact your nearest company that deals with shoes, calipers and/or harnesses; if they don't have well-groomed foot oils, they'll know who does.
Usually I put the leathers in a durable garbage sack (the "Contractor Clean-up" type) and generously spill the footmuff. And I don't care about closing the case; I just leave the hide in the case and take in the extra moisture that didn't get to the top.
You will probably need two or three quart of Neats foot oils to lubricate four harness kits.
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Bridles, rein and saddles can become rigid if you are riding in the cold without having to clean and condition them afterwards. "A lot of folks think that Raw Hide reeds are unbreakable, but they also need a lubricant inside the fibers," says Jeff Minor, a saddler at Baker, Idaho. Even after opening the voids with plenty of moisture, leather stays fairly smooth, while raw leather becomes smoother (because it absorbs more) and then harder and stiffer when it wears out.
Cary Schwarz, saddler at Salmon, Idaho, says that dried leathers must be oiled. "You will be able to say how much you need to use oils because the dried hide will be drinking it," he said. "It will easily absorb oils at room temperatures, inside or in the hot summertime.
It is also best if the heat is applied to the oils. Should be feeling cozy. I' ve got a heating panel on which I can heat up my own cooking oils. I also like it with new leathers when the oils are warmer. Usually I can't get it quite up to 100 to 110 degree, but when it's warmer, it readily disperses into the leathers fibres.
This may be warmer than 110 and will not damage new leathers, but it may become too heat to manage - and would definitely be too heat to treat old one. "The word is" "leather takes off very well with dry oil," says Schwarz. "Once you've oiled it, let it rest for a while, and in a few hour or another you' ll come back and touch the skin.
Excessive amounts of oily substances can decompose the fibres. They have to find a good equilibrium to make the skin supple. Then after the skin is supple again, you can use R.M. Williams dressing or saddle cream dressing to finish and preserve it. Black said: "I sometimes use a handheld hairdryer.
Heat will help the warmth of the oil get into the skin more quickly. Especially on a sculpted seat he will bend into the wrinkles. The dryer heats it up to the point where it is immediately absorbed. When you can penetrate with the wax-based products, the resin cures when the skin is cooling down.
There is no need to heat the skin, just heat it enough to fuse the growth. "Afterwards I use a smooth towel and polish off the surplus so that it does not become tacky and does not gather dirt in the air," says Schwarz. Protects the skin from damp, dirt and powder.