Damp leather help......please :-(

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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by APR » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 am

Cheers @Stu. I’ll cross my fingers and hope for the best lol.

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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by S-Westerly » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:25 am

Makes me so glad that my more "mature" figure means that my leather wearing days are behind me.
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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by Grumpy Old Git » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:52 pm

Putting them in the oven on the max heat for 48 hours will sort out the smell - Not sure about the wearability though! :scratch:
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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by APR » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:22 pm

Grumpy Old Git wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:52 pm
Putting them in the oven on the max heat for 48 hours will sort out the smell - Not sure about the wearability though! :scratch:
:lol: :lol:

I’m at that point now where suggestions like that may be tested, just because lol. I tried my friend’s method......and It did f*** all with the exception of soaking the jacket and turning it into a 50kg weight. I’ve just stuck it back in the machine without a cover, on a normal spin but a 30 minute wash. If the horrid, damp smell is still there then I’ll put it on a baking tray and in the over :lol: I obviously won’t be expecting a wearable jacket at the end so while it’s cooking I will shop around for a new one lol.

For reference, I was told to do the following:

Wipe down the jacket with leather cleaner.
Turn it inside out.
Place it in a laundry bag/pillow case/or similar and tie it closed
Put it in the washing machine on a delicate cycle, 30c, no spin, very little powder/detergent.
Air it out to dry away from direct heat or sun etc.

Cooking it may be my only option from here

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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by APR » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:41 pm

So a little update for anyone interested or having a similar issue...the smell is gone, FINALLY!!! :cheers:

I can’t say whether all of the first attempts added to the result or if they were a waste of time BUT washing it inside out, without putting it in a cover on a delicate cycle did the trick!! 30c on a low spin for about 50 minutes and not a lot of powder/conditioner and it still had a little smell when I took it out. Now it has dried properly, it smells so fresh. I used the leather treatment again when it was fully dried and it’s like a brand new jacket.

Thanks all for your help and suggestions, the cooker was the next step lol :lol:

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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by Tankbag » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:06 pm

Glad it's fixed @APR :thumb:
I was going to suggest a dry cleaners as they use pretty strong chemicals which I would have thought would kill off any bacteria & replace the nasty niffs with a reassuring chemical niff.
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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by APR » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:29 pm

Tankbag wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:06 pm
Glad it's fixed @APR :thumb:
I was going to suggest a dry cleaners as they use pretty strong chemicals which I would have thought would kill off any bacteria & replace the nasty niffs with a reassuring chemical niff.
Cheers @Tankbag

I did ask the dry cleaners that sort my suits and shirts out but they said they wouldn’t touch it because the label didn’t say “can be dry cleaned”. They did say it would’ve only cost £6 if they could though lol. At least it’s sorted now aye!!! Finally got some riding in today as Cardiff was beautiful and sunny for a change :wink:

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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by Ian Frog » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:10 pm

I did ask the dry cleaners that sort my suits and shirts out
Ooh someone`s posh!
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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by APR » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:44 pm

@Ian Frog that made me chuckle hahaaaa

The house prices drop whenever I move somewhere. That probably makes me the opposite of posh :wink:

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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by Ian Frog » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:57 pm

APR wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:44 pm
@Ian Frog that made me chuckle hahaaaa

The house prices drop whenever I move somewhere. That probably makes me the opposite of posh :wink:
I have a funny feeling you are probably being truthful!
I seem to have a similar effect and I live in a village that came in the top 5 in the Daily Telegraph1s best villages to live in.
Now I now why I have to go out of the village to chat with friends lol.
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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by APR » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:00 pm

There was definitely an element of truth. Many a true word said in jest hahaaa. Hang on, you live in one of the top 5 best villages and you’re calling me posh? :lol: How far do you need to travel to speak with friends though? As far as one of the other villages in the top 5? :wink:

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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by skyrider » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:56 pm

where does preston come on the list :?
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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by APR » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:18 pm

skyrider wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:56 pm
where does preston come on the list :?
I think it has its own list, which is above Cardiff’s list :lol:

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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by skyrider » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:35 pm

APR wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:18 pm
skyrider wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:56 pm
where does preston come on the list :?
I think it has its own list, which is above Cardiff’s list :lol:
great :peep:
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Re: Damp leather help......please :-(

Post by dynax » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:01 am

Great result on the jacket :thumb:
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