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Old 4th January 2007, 02:57 PM
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Anyone any tips for cleaning grime and oil off leathers. Some recommendations I heard were Jif (or cif) and autoglym leather stuff. Imagine the jif would be a bit harsh tho.

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I tried some leather spray bought in Bikeworld.

Couldn't remove anything on my jocks.
it's still as dirty as it was.
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Anyone any tips for cleaning grime and oil off leathers. Some recommendations I heard were Jif (or cif) and autoglym leather stuff. Imagine the jif would be a bit harsh tho.

Cheers
Jif! Can't imagine that being much good for your leathers.

The Dainese shop in Bikeworld have a nifty little leathercare kit for about a tenner or so for leather suits. You'll generally get about 4-5 uses out of it, depending on how mucky you get your leathers.
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Parafin will remove oil&tar spots, soap& water after this then leather food (lol) to restore the leather.
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Jif! Can't imagine that being much good for your leathers.

The Dainese shop in Bikeworld have a nifty little leathercare kit for about a tenner or so for leather suits. You'll generally get about 4-5 uses out of it, depending on how mucky you get your leathers.
And does it work well? Have you tried it?
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And does it work well? Have you tried it?
It does, it had my Dainese leathers kept pristine right up to the time that I decided to fling them down the back straight in Mondello with me in them.
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Originally Posted by RoxtarAl
You'll generally get about 4-5 uses out of it, depending on how mucky you get your leathers.
How about THIS mucky?
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How about THIS mucky?
Worked a treat after that little slide as well
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baby wipes are great for getting roadkill off leathers - smelly ole things i know but its better than having a graveyard of flies on your chest!

@ liamo - looks like that fella took a bit of a slide in the muck .............i assume its someone on the forum? what did the other wrestler look like
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@ liamo - looks like that fella took a bit of a slide in the muck .............i assume its someone on the forum? what did the other wrestler look like
Tis Roxtar, from a very very wet track day last May.
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Originally Posted by RoxtarAl
Worked a treat after that little slide as well
Was that muck or did you just shit yourself in Mondello. Looks like they are showing you how to keep upright on the screen

Might get me some of that stuff so cheers
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Originally Posted by Liamo
Tis Roxtar, from a very very wet track day last May.
assume that was the famous 'r6 incident' around the time he was 'famous in the paper' ........
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Originally Posted by rob695
assume that was the famous 'r6 incident' around the time he was 'famous in the paper' ........
Nope, that was a spill on the Bandit he had before the r6, not as spectacular a spill as the R6 incident!
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Originally Posted by rob695
baby wipes are great for getting roadkill off leathers - smelly ole things i know but its better than having a graveyard of flies on your chest!

@ liamo - looks like that fella took a bit of a slide in the muck .............i assume its someone on the forum? what did the other wrestler look like
Is this one of them "does he take sugar" conversations Rob?

Twas me after taking a diversion to the grass on the outside of T2 in Mondello last year avoiding a highsiding Triumph Daytona.
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Originally Posted by Liamo
Nope, that was a spill on the Bandit he had before the r6, not as spectacular a spill as the R6 incident!
serial slider then......bloody show off
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Originally Posted by zOU
I tried some leather spray bought in Bikeworld.

Couldn't remove anything on my jocks.
it's still as dirty as it was.
Nikwax Leather Cleaner <= that's it.

crap.
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not as spectacular a spill as the R6 incident!
Must have a word with trackhead and see if he's got the video of that one
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wtf is a 'does he take sugar conversation? '
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Originally Posted by rob695
serial slider then......bloody show off
ah sure on the track if yer not fallin off your not tryin hard enough
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Originally Posted by zOU
Nikwax Leather Cleaner <= that's it.

crap.
your jocks has loads of white on it dunnit? hard to keep clean ... maye some of that crap in the bottle with the sponge on the cap that yer ma used to use on yer Clarkes (Or "Les Clarkes" to you French ) velcro runners as a kid might help ...
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