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    Leather Cleaner/Conditioner

    I know this is probably a pretty stupid question, and I know there is an article but it wasn't definitively covered but what should I use to clean/condition my leather holdall? Can I just use a damp cloth followed by the same leather cream I use on my boots (Timpsons Leather Cream) or should I use something different?

    Also does anyone use Passier's Lederbalsam a friend of mine who's into horses swears by it says she uses it on all her riding equipment and her boots?

    Cheers

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    Leather cleaner is good, if you are using it on a light coloured leather just check a small area first. And when wiping it with a cloth make sure it's damp not wet. I use leather cleaner on my shoes before the polish stage, and in my car and on my sofa! Very good for keeping the leather moisturised and crack free.

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    For my motorbike leathers, on advice from the maker, to use a product called "Decosol" which was designed for leather car upholstery. I think it's basically a mild water soluble detergent. It worked well.
    Here is the modern pre mixed version on eBay:
    DECOSOL "INSTANT VALAY" FOAM UPHOLSTERY CLEANER 500ml | eBay

    To follow I can recommend Liquid Leather:
    Leather Care | Leather Cleaner
    Last edited by AndyWatson; 03-02-2014 at 05:40 PM.

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    Cheers for the recommendation. All my bike gear is textile (can't beat Gore-Tex on a rainy commute) so its the first time I've ever cleaned anything that wasn't my boots lol

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