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Old 11-13-2019, 07:58 AM
Darryl C Darryl C is offline
 
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I know this is going to get all types of No No No's but several years ago I used a small amount of used motor oil mixed with the oil I was using on slings to get it to darken
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:25 PM
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Blood will react with the tannins in the leather to turn it black

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Old 11-13-2019, 12:48 PM
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If you care anything about it lasting and remaining functional, DO NOT get Neatsfoot Oil anywhere near it! Makes leather spongy and rots the stitching. But it does smell pretty good until it goes rancid.
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:02 PM
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If you care anything about it lasting and remaining functional, DO NOT get Neatsfoot Oil anywhere near it! Makes leather spongy and rots the stitching. But it does smell pretty good until it goes rancid.
Les Tam uses Neatsfoot Oil on his slings. Just sayin..
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:32 PM
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Well, if anything, I know for a fact neatsfoot oil is good for leather , & makes it last. My dad had a workin horse he plowed his garden with, & was raised up doin that, & always treated the harness with it because of the salt a horse sweats out, which is bad for the leather. As far as rotting the stiching, if it does that, it will happen so many years down the road it will not matter. The motor oil mixed with it may have some merit, as far as darkening more , or quicker. I finally got the thing about 60% where I want it, but, had to put it back on my rifle, deer season opens tomorrow. I think more coats after hunting season is over will do the trick, but, it's a slow process, & I was lookin for ideas to speed that up, but not a problem, i appreciate all the suggestions. One lesson I have learned from this, when I buy one for my Garand, it will be the darkened color I want it from the get go, lol.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:42 PM
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Sent you a PM also ---- https://www.fiebing.com/catalogue/dyes/
recommend going with the PM suggestion 1st...
This looks like good stuff. Is it the same product I have seen recommended for wood? That is wood that will not take the common products found on the shelf at home depot?
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:27 PM
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This looks like good stuff. Is it the same product I have seen recommended for wood? That is wood that will not take the common products found on the shelf at home depot?
Yes, the alcohol based dyes are more likely to penetrate the denser stock woods like birch. If you have a local Tandy Leather store, stop in and see the various color options available. They carry Fiebings and other brands of dyes as well.
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Old 11-16-2019, 07:57 AM
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Does Tandy Leather still exist as stores? I got leather and tools from them to make my own holsters MANY years ago.

I have some things from them. I have used the Feibing dye for leather and it works quite well.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:07 AM
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Yes, the alcohol based dyes are more likely to penetrate the denser stock woods like birch. If you have a local Tandy Leather store, stop in and see the various color options available. They carry Fiebings and other brands of dyes as well.
Thank you, I will do that.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:40 AM
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Does Tandy Leather still exist as stores? I got leather and tools from them to make my own holsters MANY years ago.

I have some things from them. I have used the Feibing dye for leather and it works quite well.
Yes, both retail stores - https://www.tandyleather.com/en/store-locator
and online.
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