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Old 01-19-09, 11:24 PM   #1
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Proofhide on leather straps

Thoughts? Yes or no?
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Old 01-19-09, 11:27 PM   #2
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why not? its to treat leather saddles to make the leather waterproof and cure properly while being put to stress. I do it to mine and even the cheap christophe straps last longer than most people say they do.
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yes, that or some other preserver. For the record whatever you put on the straps, you want it to preserve the leather, not soften it.
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That was my concern. That proofhide would preserve, but at the same time soften the leather and weaken it. Running Ale straps now, they seem pretty dicey to begin with.
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