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Offline Dusty Ed

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Leather dressing or sealer
« on: July 29, 2018, 06:57:58 am »
Howdy Fellers
What should I use to coat the leather to seal it from bleeding out on to your clothes.
I have never before had this problem I bought quart a of fiebings tan dye an it bleeds I have been using this saddle treatment from Tractor Supply.
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Re: Leather dressing or sealer
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 12:24:39 pm »
First thing you need to do is that as soon as the dye dries, buff it to remove any residual powder left at the surface. I then coat and burnish with gum trag. Then I apply bag cote or Tandy pro finish and buff again.
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Re: Leather dressing or sealer
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 03:25:23 pm »
Give it a coat of Fiebing's BagKote.  Tandy doesn't carry BagKote, but you can also use TanKote from Fiebing's, which Tandy usually does carry.  I use it all the time on black dyes, and sometimes find it necessary to use on other Fiebing's alcohol-based dyes.
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Re: Leather dressing or sealer
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 06:21:35 am »
Thanks Guys I will try the Bagkote.
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Re: Leather dressing or sealer
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 02:07:57 pm »
I use KIWI shoe polish to coat the leather after it is finished.
Brush it on like you would for a pair of shoes (new or old), then brush hard with a buffing brush. This helps to seal the leather.
Color matching is good, but Neutral works well with everything.
This works well on died leather stuffs from India, Italy and the Middle East, all of which bleed very badly when wet or damp.
I have never had this problem with American dies that at alcohol based.
I hope this helps.
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