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IHC Member 2030
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This pocket watch pouch looks too new and needs to be “un-restored” to an aged leather.
Does anyone have a procedure ?
The web says rubbing alcohol and sandpaper .
Thanks for any ideas.
Mike

 
Posts: 1051 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
IHC Member 2168
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You might try some neatsfoot oil and let it dry on a window sill. That might might age it a bit, darken it for sure and make it a bit more supple.
 
Posts: 30 | Location: Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in the USA | Registered: November 21, 2016
IHC Member 2030
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Thanks John, somewhat familiar with the neatsfoot.
There will be a variety of experiments , the goal is softer and worn. Thanks for the hint.
Mike
 
Posts: 1051 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
IHC Member 1725
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Mike, just a guess. Saddle soap is a good leather softner, and could actually over clean the item, therefore increasing the drying and cracking process.

Tim
 
Posts: 344 | Location: Conover, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: July 07, 2012
IHC Member 2030
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Do have some saddle soap in a drawer , this is very good. Everyone likes before and after photos,will post
Mike
 
Posts: 1051 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
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