WW2 leather flight gear
Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:20 PM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:53 PM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:07 AM
I think that doing boots is really quite different than working with and preserving vintage leather items that are more than half-a-century old. There are some good articles online about leather preservation and the general rule seems to be to not do anything unless absolutely necessary. There is a good article directly related to military leather: http://www.garciaavi...m/conserve.html -
Thanks FS, seems I am not going to mess with them at all! Ill just keep them out of direct sunlight or any UV. Thanks again, great article.
Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:55 PM
I am not going to mess with them at all! Ill just keep them out of direct sunlight or any UV.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:34 PM
I am also stareing at a vintage flight suit. It sits and collects dust on a manaquin. I would suggest first vacuming with a fine brush on the end of the hose. Or use a fine brush and a slight amount of compressed air to get the dust and dirt off.
So far, I am not convinced of what treatment if any to put on a flight suit.
Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:32 AM
brown and orange bottles, follow the instructions on the bottles very carefully and text before you treat whole pieces. A friend who has
done museum restoration in the past swears by dilligently applied Lexol for leather. He says that neatsfoot oil and saddle soap can do
more harm than good in causing dryrot in stitching and reacting with some leather processes.
Edit to add: If a treatment becomes necessary-I heartily agree with the other posters who are endorsing the keep out of the sunlight and
handle as little as possible idea.
Edited by RTS, 08 February 2009 - 09:33 AM.
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