Connolly Hide Care for a stiff A2?

Discussion in 'Care / Preservation' started by mat777, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. mat777

    mat777 New Member

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    Hi all,

    My newly acquired A2 is very, very stiff and creaky, and seems quite dry. However, the colour is fine and there are no scuffs or cracking.

    A friend has recommended this:
    http://www.leathercaredirect.com/shop_p ... oduct_id=5

    He says he has used it on numerous leather bike jackets over the years, and on the basis that it seems good enough for Rolls Royce and Aston Martin......

    What do you recommend? Being a student, I cant blow the budget on numerous pots of expensive magic potion!

    Thanks,

    Matt


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  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I use Pecards Antique Leather Dressing on all my original jackets. It does an excellent job and I know others here swear by it. You can buy it in the UK and here's the link:
    http://www.antiqueleatherdressing.co.uk/
     
  3. ECKHARTUS

    ECKHARTUS Member

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    Vaselin or pecards.
     
  4. dujardin

    dujardin Active Member

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    go for Pecards

    it bring miracle to my old cracky leather
     
  5. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    Pecards is terrific!!!
     
  6. mat777

    mat777 New Member

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    Thanks chaps, a tub of Pecards it is! I take it one small tub will be enough?
     
  7. ADC

    ADC Member

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    I use Connoly Leather Lotion. Brings back a soft richness to dried old leather and enhances original colour and shine without darkening too much. I apply it sparingly two or three times over a month period allowing it to dry between applications. Then I won't worry about it for a couple of years or more.
     
  8. dmar836

    dmar836 Active Member

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    I'd go for Pecards as well. Let us know. Some leather jackets will just never be soft no matter what you do. Will be interesting to see.
    BTW, dig your other hobby!
    Dave
     
  9. Jon S

    Jon S Member

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    Another vote for Petards. Used it for years and never had a problem.
     
  10. dmar836

    dmar836 Active Member

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    Wonder how it turned out?
     

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