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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:56 pm 
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I just used washing up liquid. Once they were squishy enough, I covered them in leather wax and kept going until they were back to normal.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:28 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
I just used washing up liquid. Once they were squishy enough, I covered them in leather wax and kept going until they were back to normal.



Thanks for tip it seems have worked well.

al.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:30 pm 
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lots of wax to stop them drying out again but a good clean so you dont get squeaky bum!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Don't forget to rinse well to get rid of the detergent. Renapur is fantastic for conditioning leather.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:44 pm 
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Cheers!


al. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:56 pm 
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al wrote:
Cheers!


al. :D


Well I learned the hard way...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:00 pm 
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Squeaky bum?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:12 pm 
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adverse reaction with the Leather...brown streaks ...looked like a bad case of Delhi Belly...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Hi al
Get some olive oil on a clean rag and rub it all over lightly,
This should give you a uniform finish and it with also feed the leather.
Alternatvely use saddle soap to condition the leather.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:48 pm 
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It's with a tinge of sadness that I am going to finish this build without the help of Lars (Klunkin' Larry) Weber.

The sad news of Larry's death reached me today and as he donated many parts to this build I am going to stop spending time on my other bikes and finish this in his memory.

RIP Larry, I will miss you so much brother.



al.


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