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|07-06-2012, 05:44 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston, TX
I have a pair of driver gloves that I have worn for years. They have relatively few stains for the amount of paint they have seen. The stains must have been particular types of paint and/or left on for a long period. They have also been wet for long periods, which may not be an option for your jacket.
Oiling the leather before you play will help a lot, if not make it immune. If you are playing an event, you shouldn't have the odd nasty paint around.
My hands still turn orange a little from the leather treatment, so you might be careful of the clothing you wear underneath as the paint might penetrate a seam and pull some dye out on it. Be sure and oil the stitching; it is worse than the leather about picking up color.
some things are stickier than others
|07-08-2012, 11:35 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Saugus MA
Heh, my first team, the Pursuit Widowmakers always played in black leather jackets and BDU pants. The jackets were well-known to have great 'bounce-ability'. The paint came right off, sometimes you needed a little saddle-soap, but it came right off most of the time.
|07-08-2012, 02:39 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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|07-09-2012, 11:40 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Farmington, Mi
Well, it depends if it is real top grain leather, genuine leather, or pseudo leather. I'll assume from your posting it's not pseudo...
Genuine leather is a particle board of leathers, It's ground up hides, glued together. very inexpensive (compared to top grain) fairly water proof, and water resistant. But wears funny, it pulls apart after only a few years. Most jackets are made with this, especially if under $200.
Top grain leather is far more expensive, and can absorb water, paint, etc. In fact, if it wasn't so damn good for forming holsters, I wouldn't use it. It requires cleaning, conditioners, etc to keep it in tip top shape. However a good leather jacket will be passed down a generation or two if taken care of.
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