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Biker Leather Jacket Care Tips

There’s nothing like a biker leather jacket to complete your motorcycle rider look. But there’s more to a leather jacket than just giving you a tough and rough image, more importantly it is a protective wear that will minimize any injury or abrasion in case of an unfortunate occurrence such as a crash.

And because your jacket is very important to you, it’s only right that you do everything to preserve its quality and gorgeous form. To keep your jacket in perfect shape, here are some techniques to properly care for it.

o Use water protector to make your jacket water resistant and prevent water spots from staining the leather. Be sure to pick one that is odorless and colorless so that the quality of the leather will not be changed.

o It is also a good idea to protect your leather from stains by applying a stain protector. Also in case of stains, it’s best that you take immediate action and clean it up right away before it leaves an unsightly spot on your jacket.

o Use wide padded hangers instead of wire hangers to hang your jacket so that it stays in perfect form.

o If you won’t be using your jacket for a long period of time, store it in a cool dry place but not in a sealed non-porous or plastic garment bag that will not allow the leather to breathe. You can store it in a mesh garment bag or leave the plastic garment bag unzipped to allow for stale air to escape and fresh air to flow in.

o Never blow-dry your jacket and place it near a heat source such as heater, stove or fireplace to dry it because this will damage the leather. Should your jacket get wet, allow it to air-dry naturally.

o Apply leather conditioner on your jacket once in a while to maintain the flexibility of the leather and to prevent it from drying and cracking.

o Ironing your leather jacket is not recommended. Wrinkles on leather eventually disappear after being on the hanger for some time. But if you really need to iron it like if you’re going to attend a biker race the same day, set your iron to the lowest temperature and place a thick paper over your jacket. Iron it as quickly as possible, allowing for very short contact with the iron. Steam should never be used.

Needless to say, your jacket is an important part of your overall rider get-up as well as your motorcycle protective gear. And even though you’ve purchased a high quality leather jacket like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle jacket, it’s still up to you to make it stay looking brand new.

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