Sheepskin preservation

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Simon King, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Simon King

    Simon King New Member

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    OK Cheers:)
     
  2. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    First thing to do is put both jackets and every woollen through the deep freeze in a bin bag for 48 hours.
    This will not only kill any bugs but will also destroy any lurking eggs.
    Won't hurt the family or the Highwayman either
    If you've got anything dear to you that's so far uninfested I'd store it in an air tight bag after defrosting until the house gets an all clear
     
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  3. Garylafortuna

    Garylafortuna Active Member

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    Sterling advice Ken.
     
  4. Simon King

    Simon King New Member

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    Thanks Ken
    lookalike I need to go out and buy. very large freezer! (there's no way I could get my jackets in our current one)
     
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  5. Ken at Aero Leather

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    You could always take the drawers out of the freezer to make more room
     
  6. Simon King

    Simon King New Member

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    LOL. It might work I suppose but then where would I put all the stuff now that I normally have in the freezer?
     
  7. B-Man2

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    We'll all be over for dinner!
    How's 7:00pm Wednesday Sound? ;)
     
  8. Simon King

    Simon King New Member

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    Bring a bottle!:D
     
  9. Ken at Aero Leather

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    We keep a deep freezer in the basement at Aero to freeze any incoming vintage that has even a hint of wildlife about it.
    Anyone with a collection of vintage clothing or who buys regularly on ebay, vintage shops, might consider investing in a second hand chest freezer and stick it in the back of the garage, there are a couple on Gumtree right now for £40 a piece. Two or three nips in an otherwise good Irvin would drop it's value by a lot more than that.
     
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  10. Ken at Aero Leather

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  11. Simon King

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    great idea Ken- if you have got a garage
    :(

    bit of. trek from here indeed
    :)
     

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