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Waterproofing leather

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by nathanshnoz, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Just curious as to what products i should/can use to waterproof my leather jacket?


     
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  3. Kiwi "Dubbin" Neutral shoe polish. Available in Coles, Woolies/Safeway & all stores.
    :)

    Basically it works to a limited extent for me. Riding 40mins in torrential rain on the (VIC) Eastern F/way a week ago, my leather pants repelled water for some 20mins. But after that it started soaking up a li'll.
     
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  4. So you are recommending something that has lasts about 20 mins? :roll:

    Think you need to try Sno Seal as Vic suggested :wink:
     
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  5. I snosealed my leather pants and I only had to redo them 12 months later.

    I rode in those pants every day to and from work and on weekends......then I had kids, sold the bike, bought a convertible and was bikeless for almost 2 years.
     
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  6. how much 'sno seal' would i need to waterproof my whole jacket? It doesnt say how big the tube is or how much i would need?
     
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  7. The tubes we sell are enough to do your pants, jacket, gloves, G-string & boots about 5 times over.

    You use very little.

    Heat the garment up with a hair dryer and work a small portion of it into the leather till it dries then buff off the excess.
     
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  8. Torrential rain - 20mins. Other conditions, no prob. Leather being what they are, I reckon they worked pretty well.
    I'm game to try that Sno-seal thing ... when I run out of Dubbin! :)
     
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  9. Sno-seal is the biz.

    I have done my boots and jacket and anything else that was leather in the house!
     
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