The secret of home cleaning is always to
test before proceeding. Test on an area that will not
be seen i.e. a pocket or a jacket facing. If any colour is
removed stop immediately. If the surface has wetted out
whilst testing always wait until the area is dried before
||Brush off any loose dirt or flies.
||If the soiling is more stubborn then dilute a
solution of washing up liquid or soap and a little
water. Take care not to wet out the leather. Wipe
off any excess water with a dry cloth.
||Never use biological detergents for cleaning
||Biro and stains can be removed by the use of
pencil erasures. Bear in mind that pen removers are
solvent based and could potentially remove also
||When wet; dry naturally, away from direct heat.
Leather on no account must be dried over a radiator
or by the front of a fire.
||Do not iron. Most wrinkled leathers will drop out
if left hanging.
||After cleaning/drying use British Motorcycle Gear
leather care. This treatment gently conditions
individual leather fibres making them suppler and
A leather garment should be
professionally cleaned before it becomes heavily soiled.
Your leather garment should be cleaned no more than once in
a two year period, as this process can strip the leather of
its natural oils. A specialist cleaner will try to
restore this but it will be impossible to achieve the
Garments should be stored on a good
strong hanger when not in use. If the fabric is to be stored
for any length of time it must be kept in a Fabric cover.
Avoid areas where there may be excessive humidity, as
leather will absorb moisture. For this reason never store
leather for long periods in a plastic or polythene cover.
Sensitivity to Light
Leather is sensitive to light and leather
garments should therefor be protected from intensive heat
and sunshine. Sun damage on leather is not a manufacturing