I've used shellac on cork and cloth with good results, but I have some honey Brooks leather bar tape that faded and looks bad. Could I shellac the leather? Would it be a messy mistake?
Originally Posted by cccorlew
I think cycling clothes -- and shoes --are cool as long as you are actually touching a bicycle. If you lose contact at all, even millimeters, you immediately look like a stupid dork from another planet where any sense of style, color or personal pride is not part of your universe.
Touch the bike again and you become a finely tuned machine, at one with your steed; fast, smooth, aerodynamic and approaching godhood.
No. Cloth absorbs the shellac, the result is almost a "cotton reinforced plastic" think Trabant. Schellac will not absorb very deep into the leather, minor impacts will fracture the schellac loose from the leather. The advantage of leather is the oil in it, and its breatheability.