How to care for your motorcycle leather jacket?
It’s a must-have for biker gear, leather jackets are protective, sophisticated and trendy, but there is still a big problem when it comes to maintenance.
The First Thing
First of all, it’s important to realize that leather is a living material. Hand washing, machine washing, scratching with the nail, abrasive brushing, direct ironing and nylon covers are therefore prohibited. Just as you clean your skin (yes, leather is skin!), you have to be delicate to maintain the leather bomber jacket. Therefore, avoid all that is too aggressive, abrasive sponge, too rigid brush and generally all that dries, such as polishing.
- That said, it is imperative to clean it properly to prevent it from getting damaged and regularly about once a month. From time to time, you can give your bake a little clean damp cloth to remove or dust.
- Therefore, to begin your monthly cleaning, you need a microfiber cloth, or a clean soft sponge, soaked in warm water and Marseille soap or vinegar water (all vinegar except, vinegar food). The cloth must remain clean, change or wash regularly, otherwise you will not clean your jacket but you will spread the dirt. Wipe with a dry or wet but clean cloth. Let dry.
- Once your bomber jacket leather is clean and dry, a wipe or cotton pad soaked in baby milk or cleansing milk is enough to remove the impurities. It should be wiped by making circular movements and do not let the wipe or cotton become dirty. As soon as the dirt appears, change the cotton or the wipe. Once the milk has passed through the outer surface of the jacket, let it dry for fifteen minutes and wipe with a soft cloth moistened with warm water.
If you are a fan of the “do it yourself”, it is recommended instead of milk for baby or make-up remover, a white egg beaten in snow and the juice of half a lemon that will make an effective mixture to clean your jacket .
Remember to clean the neck and wrists stained sweat, applying a cream against burns that you find in pharmacies:
For linings, the mens leather bomber jacket should be spread flat on a large towel. You sprinkle in a thick layer, on the whole lining, a mixture talc and bicarbonate of soda. Talc absorbs fat and bicarbonate removes odors of perspiration.Tags: Bomber jacket