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How long does it take for leather to lose its smell?

Started by DMD , Aug 19 2012 03:13 AM

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#1 DMD

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:13 AM

I have a patch that has a faint aroma of leather. You can detect the smell if the tip of your nose is almost touching the patch. Should there be any smell to leather that is 50 to 70 years old?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:45 AM

I would think that the length of time for the oder to disapate, would be dependent upon the length of time the leather was soaked in the tanning chemicals, the type of chemicals that were used, the quality of the leather and the thickness.
Some leather has that great smell of YEARS afterward.

I didn't nemtion the TYPE of hide......cow, bull, goat, etc.

Edited by Jack's Son, 19 August 2012 - 07:48 AM.


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:09 PM

I would think that the length of time for the oder to disapate, would be dependent upon the length of time the leather was soaked in the tanning chemicals, the type of chemicals that were used, the quality of the leather and the thickness.
Some leather has that great smell of YEARS afterward.

I didn't nemtion the TYPE of hide......cow, bull, goat, etc.

I agree with Jack's Son. One of the ways to keep a leather patch from smelling is to cut off its nose.

#4 Johnny Signor

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

I agree with Jack's Son. One of the ways to keep a leather patch from smelling is to cut off its nose.

Or at least plug it up !!!!!!!!! :w00t:


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