Leather Care

This category helps you find the best way to maintain your leather products.

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

Caring for Elephant Leather Skin Products

FYI:

Elephant is an exotic leather that is thick and very durable with a course, rippled texture. MTR Custom Leather uses quality elephant leather from African origin. MTR Custom Leather follows the strict requirements of the Convention of International Treaty of Endangered Species (CITES) permits. Read more information on the legality of harvesting elephant hides from Bloomberg News.Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

By purchasing an MTR Custom Leather product made of elephant leather, one has achieved one of the most valued and precious leathers in the field of exotic leathers. It is also a very demanded leather in the market for its exclusivity. Not everyone can have an elephant item since its sale requires strict controls. Today we will give you some tips to know how to take care of genuine elephant leather. So that your products stay in excellent condition for much longer.Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

First, even though this leather is very resistant, you must bear in mind that you took a fine product. Therefore, you must use it with special care. Never expose this leather to sunlight in an extreme way, as it may lose its color and be affected. You have taken one of the leathers with greater resistance, but that does not mean you should neglect it.

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

To clean MTR Custom Leather elephant skin leather, you can clean it with a slightly damp cloth, never wet. Wait for the leather to dry and lightly rub with a suede sponge. Can also use Retile Cleaner https://www.mtrcustomleather.com/product/w-6-fiebings-reptile-cleaner/ to get the dirt and grim off your leather products.

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

Remember that you should NEVER polish this type of leather, as it would lose its natural finish. What you can do is to apply repellent, for greater care. Repellent such as Natural Atom Wax https://www.mtrcustomleather.com/product/natural-atom-wax-4-oz-w-2/.

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

One can also purchase MTR Custom Leather Care https://www.mtrcustomleather.com/product/leather-care-kit-w-3/. This includes a 5 piece cleaning set including a 4 oz bottom of natural atom wax.

 

 

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather Leather Care Kit (Kit contains 1 each): *       4-ounce bottle leather cream (cleaner/conditioner) *       Cleaning Cloth *       Wool Cloth *       Foam scrub pad *       Application dauber MTR leather care kit is specially formulated to gently clean, condition and preserve the finish on leather products. The care kit helps to remove surface dirt and provide water resistance. MTR Custom […]

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Shark Leather Care – MTR CUSTOM LEATHER, LLC 

Shark leather is one of the strongest leathers on the market. Known for being seven to 11 times stronger than cow leather, shark leather offers the durability needed for work garments and the beauty you desire for high-fashion garments.

Shark skin is also known for its rough, textured surface. This gives each piece crafted from shark leather a unique appearance. When carefully tanned, the roughness is toned down so the material works well for shoes, handbags, wallets and belts, offering a slight texture without too much roughness.

Leather Conditioner & Cleaner for Shark Leather

If you own a piece made from genuine shark leather, your first goal is to keep it strong and well-maintained. Durability can be compromised without the proper care. Cleaning and conditioning the leather well will ensure that you get many years of use and enjoyment from your leather item.

Like all leather, shark leather needs moisture to remain soft and strong. Without moisture, the leather will dry out, and this will compromise the strength of the material, making it brittle and susceptible to cracking.

To care for your shark leather use Leather Honey leather conditioner. Leather Cleaner is easy to use and will not dry or damage your leather. Simply dilute the cleaner and spray a bit of it onto the leather, then wipe away the cleaner along with any grit and grime. Allow the leather to dry before moving on to the conditioning step.

 

How often should you use our leather conditioner & cleaner for shark leather? The answer depends on how much use your shark leather piece gets. The shark leather should be cleaned whenever it gets dirty, and it should be conditioned regularly.

You have invested much into your beautiful shark leather piece. Keep it soft and protected. Using A leather conditioner and cleaner products, you can provide your shark leather with the moisture it craves, so it will stay beautiful and functional for years to come.

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Do you know the difference between Leather dye and Leather paint?

Do you know the difference between Leather dye and Leather paint?

Leather dye and leather paint are 2 main elements in the leather crafting world. They sound similar but the purpose is different.

Are you ready to talk about this difference with us?

Leather is like wood. It can be stained (dyed) or painted (pigmented finish or coating).

Leather dyes penetrate and accentuate the natural variations in the fiber. Dyes are in the leather   (chemical bond).

Leather paints and pigmented finishes coat the fiber; they are on the leather (a physical bond). They can be monochromatic or multiple colors, tones and effects.

Vinyl (a synthetic) cannot be dyed; it can only be refinished.

Dyes are prone to fading and transference (just as blue jeans can stain furniture). Most leathers are dyed. The variable that changes is the final finish. Some have no finish (aniline) or a light clear finish (semi-aniline). Some leathers (like those in auto interiors) have a pigmented urethane or acrylic finish that better retains color and resists stains.

Leather cannot be dyed lighter color. Only a pigmented finish (paint/coating) can achieve this.

Having said all of that in our products range you can find:

LEATHER EDGE PAINTS 

LEATHER DYES

The purpose is the same of what we were talking before, the first stays on top of the leather ( in this case leather edge), the second penetrates into the leather fibers.

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Leather Holsters Care and Maintenance

LEATHER CLEANING

Wipe down your leather products with a clean dry cloth after every use. A gentle cleansing with warm water and glycerin soap can be done if the leather becomes soiled. Brush on with a soft-bristled toothbrush, rinse and pad the leather with a dry cloth until it remains just slightly damp. Allow the product to air dry the rest of the way.

LEATHER STORAGE

When not in regular use, store your leather products in a cool, dry location. They can be wrapped in a soft cotton cloth and stored in their own box or hard case where you might keep clothing or important documents. Cool and dry is ideal. If you leave your handgun in the holster or other product, check it daily for moisture, condensation or corrosion. And remember to take your leather holster out of storage periodically to check its condition, wipe it down and remove any dust.

ADDITIONAL LEATHER TIPS

In addition to your regular cleaning routine, these tips will help you care for your leather products.

Use leather conditioners sparingly. Leather conditioners are specially formulated to loosen and moisturize leather as needed. Because MTR Custom leather is hand finished with our special leather dressing, should your leather product become dry or scratched, you can treat the exterior with a commercial leather dressing that does not contain lacquer. (Be careful when using Neat’s foot oil; large amounts will soften the leather.)

Protect leather from perspiration. Placing a barrier such as a t-shirt, coat or the waistband of your pants between your skin and your holster will ensure your leather holster is protected.

Treat the interior of your holster with spray silicone to help protect against excess moisture. Spray silicone also speeds the draw by reducing friction.

If your product becomes water-soaked, reshape it as best you can and allow it to air-dry at room temperature. Do not use a hot oven – it will shrink, harden and crack the leather.

Brass cartridges or other brass hardware when stored with leather will acquire a greenish residue called “verdigris.“ It is a natural product of a chemical reaction between brass and vegetable-tanned leather, and it wipes off.

To keep your leather goods in the best condition and allow them to age naturally and gracefully, avoid the following:

  • High humidity. Humidity can cause your leather product to mildew over time.
  • Direct sunlight and high heat. Direct sunlight and high heat can cause your leather holster and other products to become brittle and dry, and could cause the material to crack or fade. Changing atmospheric conditions, heavy perspiration and other factors could create such conditions.
  • Storing your leather goods in the trunk of your car, shed, garage or attic where heat or vermin/pests could be a factor.
  • Saddle soap or other conditions that could over soften the leather.
  • Areas of high salt content/sweat can degrade the leather quality.

MTR Custom leather holsters are available in a wide variety of types

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Fiebing’s Spot Remover 

Fiebing’s Spot Remover A specially prepared blend for cleaning and removing spots of grease, tar, chewing gum, oil, and dirt from leather, cloth or fabric. 4 Ounce Bottle

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Exotic Leather Care 

Cleans, polishes and preserves genuine and imitation reptile leathers. This special formula removes dirt and grime from textured exotic leathers. (W-6) Fiebing’s Reptile Cleaner Packaged in 7 ounce aerosol cans. Due to VOC regulations in the state of California this item cannot be shipped to a California address. Please do not add it to your shopping cart if you have a California shipping address – the order will not be fulfilled.

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How to care for your leather

wax kit 2Maintenance of Leather

We use bull hide leather and horse hide leather. These hides are made from natural steer hides that are range bred and grown. Thus, there may be natural range markings in the grain of the leather. This is normal for top grain bull hide and horse hide leather. This adds to the beauty and character of your MTR products.

Following the instructions below will add to the service life of your MTR product.

Leather that comes in contact with your skin or cloths will also come in contact with bodily perspiration (oils, sweat and etc.). Think of the leather as your skin being dried while being outside or dirty when in the woods hurting. The leather may become dirty on a regular basis and may need to be cleaned or treated periodically to slow the natural breakdown of the leather fibers.

Steps for Carnauba Wax:

  1. Make sure your leather is dry (do not dry the leather with any artificial heat)
  2. Take MTR Custom Leather Carnauba Wax and shake well to avoid bubbles
  3. Apply the Carnauba wax with a soft cloth
  4. Allow the leather to dry naturally
  5. Take Sheep wool and buff the leather to a high gloss
  6. Application can be repeated

Carnauba Wax Benefits:

  1. Deep luster and shine
  2. Proven technology
  3. Naturally-derived
  4. Resist finger prints
  5. Resist scruff marks
  6. High gloss and shine

Carnauba is a thick base cream.

Steps for Atom Wax:

  1. Make sure the leather is dry (do not dry the leather with any artificial heat)
  2. Remove any surface dirt by using a piece of rubber foam (nothing hard, may damage leather fibers)
  3. Take the MTR Custom Leather Atom Wax and shake well to avoid bubbles
  4. Apply Atom Wax sparingly can use a dapper or soft cloth
  5. Work evenly into the leather
  6. Let dry
  7. Polish briskly with soft cloth for a natural finish

Atom Wax Benefits:

  1. Naturally–derived
  2. Cleans the leather from dirt, debris, bodily fluids, etc.
  3. Penetrates deep into the leather fibers
  4. Easy to Buff
  5. Proven technology

                                              Atom Wax is a watery base liquid.

 Do not submerge or saturate your leather product in the waxes. Do not use any other kinds of oils on our leather product. Other oils may soften the leather too much.

 

CAUTION with carnauba and atom wax! Keep away from heat, flame, or sparks. If swallowed, call a physician immediately. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.

 

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