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« on: July 12, 2008, 11:18:19 pm »


 :(Have 1 cartridge belt and 4 slim jims from the same maker, two for my open tops and two for my 58 remingtons. Have had trouble with them bleeding and staining my clothes. Contacted the maker, he said to use olive oil on them. Tried that didn't work.
Talked to the local Tandy store and he recommended to soak for short period of time in luke warm water with a little bit of rubbing alcohol, after they were dry to apply sparingly, Fiebing's Leather Sheen Acrylic Finish. Doesn't bleed as much, but where the holster and belt rub it still rubs off on clothing in places. Any ideas would be appreciated. The leather came from a quality name brand leather co. Sad
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 12:40:38 am »

Is it oil, or dye that is bleeding off on your clothes??
If its oil, you can try burying it in cat litter or oil dry. Let it sit for a few days and it should have absorbed some oil out. You may end up drying the holster out tho, so use a quality conditioner, like Lexol or Skidmores.

If its dye, try Skidmores leather cream over the top. You can get it at Corral West or other good western boot shops. It is with the boot polish. It should seal over the top of the dye, and theoretically stop the bleeding. You may need to reapply it every so often.

Thats all I can think of, but the other gents here will have some good suggestions as well. DM
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 08:59:13 am »

I agree with DM about the oil stains.  Sometimes the oil comes out on your clothes and the cat litter thing works well for that.

I haven't used skidmores before so can't comment on it.  But the guy at Tandy should have told you t use Fiebings Resolene instead of Leather Sheen.  It's still acrylic but is more water resistant than leather sheen.  I've used it for a backing on dyed belts for years.

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 09:16:28 am »

One more I forgot to mention that works very well is called "Zacks back coat".  The only problem is that it works best when sprayed on, but you can get one of those spray cans that screw on top a little bottle and that works really well.  You can get it here: www.eleatherworks.com
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 10:04:22 am »

I believe it is the dye and not the oil. I will try the Skidmores leather cream or Fiebing Resolene which ever I can find and go from there. Thanks, Dalton & Kid for your help its much appreciated.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 10:27:12 am »

Howdy, Pards,
If it is NOT oil, and IS an alcohol-based dye, try Fiebing's Bag Kote.  This is a water-based liquid, but it does the job on my holsters, especially black ones, which are the worst to stop rubbing off on everything!  If it is oil-based, then I'd try the other recommendations, but then also try the Bag Kote.  Tandy/Leather Factory does NOT handle Bag Kote, but does have Tan Kote, which is about the same thing, but tinted.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 10:54:34 am »

Howdy Biermeister  Grin


        One other thing you can do , if all these other things don't work for you , is get a dark colored pair of pants, in a color where if it doe's rub off , it won't look so bad to the eye, in my younger days I had a rig that was black , and it was a cheaper quility rig, I don't know what the maker used for dye, it came from Mexico, but the dye would rub off, nothing I did seemed to help, so I started wearing black pants , and even though it still rubbed off , you had to look hard to see it.  Huh Shocked Cool



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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008, 11:42:18 am »

Super Sheen from Tandy is a good coating to seal in the dye.  It also gives the leather a nice shine.  I don't use it on everything but It looks good on dyed leather.

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2008, 09:23:50 pm »

Thanks to everyone who responded. Have a great day!!!
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