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ive been very upset with the fading on my leather seats and bags. A specialist who works with leather said not to dye because they don't soak evenly as I have seen on other bikes that look awful. I tried the Indian conditioner but it made no difference. So I tried coconut oil raw organic. It soaked it up like crazy and a lot of the color returned and they look great. Also the leather is soft and in better condition. I wish I'd have done it sooner I might have saved more of the color. ,plan to condition again today since it's still a bit dry.
 

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Hope it works for you. One thing you may consider is organic oils can get rancid
 

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View attachment 235265 View attachment 235273 A specialist who works with leather said not to dye because they don't soak evenly as I have seen on other bikes that look awful. I tried the Indian conditioner but it made no difference. So I tried coconut oil raw organic. It soaked it up like crazy and a lot of the color returned and they loo
It looks awful because people don't do it right. It's actually kind-of hard to get black leather wrong. You just keep putting on dye till no more will soak in.
 

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Linseed oil. Thats what the leather guys use and its in my manual for the 47 HD. Coconut oil will evaporate. Not made for leather.
 

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Some dog like a Great Dane might decide to eat the seat or saddle bags too. That is if it doesn't pee on them first to mark his territory smelling so yummy like that.:rolleyes:
 

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I prefer to use NEATS FOOT Oil. Been using it on all my leather stuff for a lot of years. Saddles, chaps, Jackets, seats saddlebags and everything leather.
 

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I read Coconut Oil!!>>>>

, I thought is was going to be another picture fest...


but instead Im reading this...

 

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Coconut oil.
That's something new.
Let us know how it works out.
 

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Don't think it will weather protect the leather, And has seid it my rot ( go off) good luck with it and keep us informed as to how it go's.
 

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My buddy that gave me a set of vintage bags told me to use mink oil on them.
 

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he will eat the coconut oil out of the jar if i let him but the results would be messy, small dog = small portions. he eats almost anything if not under supevision!!
 

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I drink coconut oil, get those great medium-long chain fatty acids. Very good for you. Fry with it too, it won't burn.
Is that a fact? Cool. I'll let my wife know. She's allergic to peanuts so has been using grape-seed oil instead but that stuff sure isn't as cheap as peanut. But I suppose coconut might be just as expensive. I have no idea since I've not looked at it for that purpose. Got some but had it for seems like for ever since a little goes a long way with how I use it. Makings for my own home brew beard balm. So I'll let her know about the no burning thing. She'll probably say, "I know that !". You know, can't win with a wife.:(
 

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Yup, and keep it out of the fridge. It turns to liquid at 75 degrees. Also, put a tablespoon on your salad or vegetables. It has no taste but is good for your liver, heart and kidneys.
 
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