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Brown Leather Jacket Collar Question - How to Keep it from Getting Nasty?

navetsea

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try to clean the part with leather cleaner, then google leather top coat finish/ varnish, there are many, and some are more sealing than other, some doesn't darker or give glossy finish.
that is one video that compare several leather top coats you can buy and seal your collar with.
this one is very thorough
 

willyto

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Just wipe it off with a cloth after each wear if you aren’t wearing a shirt with collar and your neck is touching the leather.

The change of colour is unavoidable with lighter leathers, specially natural ones.

Every time I wear these two if I touch my face or something and then the jacket my grease stains the leather, it is what it is. Nothing you can do about it. I have stains now that I don’t even know how they got there.

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earl

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Yup, prefer brown leather over black but the 1 brown leather I owned ended up with such oil stain on the collar, I swore off it and now only own a couple of black leathers.
 

dlite90

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Popped in this thread to ask what TFLers in general use to wipe their jackets clean (without going to the cleaners, not a deep clean).
If I lived in a rural area or suburbia I wouldn't worry about it, but I'm in NYC, touching all kinds of dirty surfaces on a daily basis, and the girlfriend insists I clean my jackets regularly.
 

Blackadder

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Popped in this thread to ask what TFLers in general use to wipe their jackets clean (without going to the cleaners, not a deep clean).
If I lived in a rural area or suburbia I wouldn't worry about it, but I'm in NYC, touching all kinds of dirty surfaces on a daily basis, and the girlfriend insists I clean my jackets regularly.
Not different than daily cleaning of your leather shoes after wear. Slightly dampened cloth and brush. Just as shoe cream is not for daily cleaning of shoes, most if not all "easy to use" leather cleaners are for leather that appears a bit dry in addition to being dusty/dirty/moldy. There are leather wipes for sofa and car seat etc but some shoes and jackets are not dyed through and colour fast like your sofa. I do occasionally use leather wipes to remove mold and dirt from chrome tanned dyed through items but I would not recommend using those on your shiniki or CXL etc.
 
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Canuck Panda

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I also brush my jacket like I brush my boots. The bugs were out in full force this past week, just before it starts to get cold and they start to die off.
 

Liveinstyle33

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Regarding maintenance of leather, is there a way to get the sheen back on a brown CXL steerhide? Mine is well worn for the past year and I noticed that the sheen has been diminished. This is not actually a bad thing or a problem, however if I do feel like putting the sheen back on, if possible, I would like to know what to use, assuming it does not harm the leather.
 

handymike

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Regarding maintenance of leather, is there a way to get the sheen back on a brown CXL steerhide? Mine is well worn for the past year and I noticed that the sheen has been diminished. This is not actually a bad thing or a problem, however if I do feel like putting the sheen back on, if possible, I would like to know what to use, assuming it does not harm the leather.
Blackrock works great at getting the CXL back to OG condition. It’s got a lot of wax in it, so you get sheen not shine.
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Will Zach

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Blackrock works great at getting the CXL back to OG condition. It’s got a lot of wax in it, so you get sheen not shine.
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That is true, the Urad finish is really shiny. Not a bad thing in itself if the original finish was shiny, but if we are talking about restoring a mild sheen, then other treatments are probably better.
 

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