Re: [SCA-Archery] leaking qiuver
First question to ask would be - what kind of leather did you use? Did
it already have a finish or was it natural vege-tanned (tooling)
Regardless, it sounds like you failed to seal the item after dying...
Most commercial leather dyes are either alcohol or oil based, and will
certainly run until sealed. A couple products that work well without
softening the leather noticably are Saddle-Lac (A spray on laquer that
holds up very well to the elements), and Leather Balm (with atom Wax)
apply and buff for a nice lustre - both are made by Fiebrling I believe,
and are available at most leather suppliers such as Tandy,
Boot oil will possibly set the dye, but if you are hoping to keep the
leather stiff and keeping it's shape (i.e. you used a tooling or
veg-tanned leather for stiffness), it will most likely soften it. Also,
be careful what you use for Saddle Soap, as some of them have waxes and
solvents involved, and may cause your dye to lose it's depth of color.
A good wax-free cleaner (which you should use before dying as well to
remove any body-oils before coloring) is Lexol-PH and can be used on
most leathers with the exception of suede and glove leathers (really
Hope that helps
Detharlion of Nottingham
>>> eastarch@... 1/2/2004 8:37:47 PM >>>Greetings everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely holiday season.
I gave someone a quiver for a present. It is a very nice leather
but unfortunately the black dye on the leather is rubbing off on
everything. does anyone know what we can do to it to stop this
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- Your best bet is to go to a Tandy or a leather Factory (same company) and
buy a spray can of either Super Sheen , or Leather Sheen (same product
different packaging) Tandy Super Sheen Spray 11 oz #2200100
Tandy Super Sheen in a 11 oz aerosol can allows you to put a clear,
flexible and durable, water-repellent finish on leathers.
and spray two coats (or a third would not hurt) over the quiver. What this
does is to finish the leather it also brings the color out more. When you
put this on at first it has a nice shine but that will wear quickly but you
will have a quiver that will bleed colors.
I have been making custom leather products for ten years and have made lots
of quivers and not one has bled when I use the sheen.
----- Original Message -----
From: "izzy" <redbaronx71@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 5:08 PM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: leaking quiver
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Nest verch Tangwistel
> <eastarch@y...> wrote:
> > Ha,ha. Someone sent me a private email recommending that I try
> saddle soap
> > to remove any excess dye, and then a good boot oil. That sounds
> like good
> > advice to me. I think I will try it, assuming I can pry it out of
> > hands to do it.
> > Nest
> Now that i'm oficially a member, my post should show up on the list--
> your post didn't mention that you made the quiver yourself, so i was
> assuming that the dye and finish of the leather were unknown to you.
> Boot oil will soften leather some, but depending on the thickness and
> type of leather, and structure of what you made, (and how much you
> use) it might not soften it noticibly. but the boot oil will help
> gently strip off excess dye.
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