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Cleaning a goat-skin leather jacket?

zebedee

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Hose. Then put it inside a pillow case and into the washing machine. Cold wash, spin speed won't matter if it's in the pillow case. Remove from machine, put in a place where it can air dry for a few days. Done.

From what I've understood, this won't remove oils or waxes, damage stitching, etc. I would wear it for a couple of hours during the drying process. Don't apply heat at any point.
 
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handymike

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Pillow case is an interesting idea. I prefer the tub to the machine so I can lay it out flat while I gently move it around. I hate those “spider webs” that machines do to denim, and I want to avoid the extra wear to my leather goods.
 
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zebedee

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The pillow case protects the buttons and anything else that could snag. I'd only do this if a jacket was really, really dirty, or on those occasions where Shanghai municipal authorities have saturated an item in anti-covid liquid and then it's been sat in a depot for three weeks, damp. :)
 

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