what would you guys suguest to treat a leather sling that has dried out that is also safe if it gets on the gun during storage. i have heard mink oil is a good choice. thanks for any tips.
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I use Turner Saddelry's military sling dressing which is made for them by Pecard's. Some concoction with mostly beeswax. Has always keep all my Turner slings in good shape
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Lexol is the best thing I've found because it relaxes with synthetics. It ain't worth a darn on wet formed leather goods because it relaxes the form
but its awesome on things you want pliable like a sling. If you do it, let it dry and work the sling and repeat about three times, its pretty much done for good
and is all weather and even though it appears dry, it still has the conditioners in it.
your local Tractor Supply store has a good assortment of products from cleaning to preserving all your leather goods in their equine section
Whatever you use, DO NOT USE OLIVE OIL as was suggested to me on the leather threads. I tried that crap on a pair of work boots and ruined them.
Neatsfoot, or glove oil. Good for baseball gloves, good for all.
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The oil and conditioner is a mixture of pine pitch & mink oil, which should work great on a sling. The conditioner has the same stuff, but with a healthy dose of beeswax, whcih sorks great on boots, holsters, other formed leather goods, etc.
I used to use a bunch of other products, but found this stuff at a local boot repair place and have been using it exclusively for the last ten years on all my leather stuff. Matter of fact, just finished rubbing the second coat into an 1-1/4" M1907 sling last night.
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Good old original neatsfoot oil. Been around forever and works really well on dried out leather. FRJ
Mink oil. Will restore and protect leather, but will soften up stiff leather, so don't use on holsters or other formed leather products.
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