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    I just purchased a new Tillman 30" Side Split Leather Jacket, but the inside has particles of leather dust everywhere left over from packaging. How can I get rid of the dust?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Shop vac with brush attachment.

    Or use compressed air and blow off the jacket outside.

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    • #3
      Dusty Welding Jacket

      I'll try that out now.

      Thanks WB!

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      • #4
        Throw it in the drier on cool tumble. Also wear old clothes under for a while it will rub off a gold color onto your shirt.

        Peace,

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        • #5
          use one of those dog hair rollers or duct tape
          nothing is better than to see someone get there finger cut off the frist day

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          • #6
            Washing your leathers really wont hurt them. When I was a pipe welder, I would wash mine every few months. Cool tumble dry, or hang dry.

            Kirk
            Kirk W.
            Weld Engineer
            Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

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            • #7
              Sept 23 05

              Just wanted to get back and say thanks again to all for your input.

              HBPro

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              • #8
                Another hint Judie reminded me that when you wash leather jackets:

                Pour in a whole bottle of Downey during the rinse cycle and it wont get stiff. This is a bit expensive but it keeps the jacket pliable and like new softness.

                Peace,

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                • #9
                  What size bottle??? I think it might make a difference.
                  Arcin' and Sparkin', Rocky D

                  "Experience is the name we give our mistakes"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rocky D
                    What size bottle??? I think it might make a difference.

                    Lil'un or big'un?
                    If you got a minute to kill ...work it to death!
                    Miller 301 TrailBlazer
                    40+ yr old Miller 250 amp Buzz Box

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                    • #11
                      A quart or maybe 40oz size was the one that Judie bought and my jacket is butter soft. I really don't get into the laundry much except when something is broken so I really don't know the size but that is the approximation from the jug I saw.

                      Also another tidbit for the green jackets, washing with Borax helps retain the flame retardance and makes them last longer too. Borax also works for the hats and skull caps.

                      Peace,

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                      • #12
                        Excellant advice.I just tried it and it does work!

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                        • #13
                          Would I steer you down the primrose path? Be cool.
                          pjs

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                          • #14
                            You havn`t yet.

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