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#1 Sig

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 04:20 AM

This is a recently acquired Police Case of mine. The case is complete with no damage such as tears.
I was speaking with Greg Fox at KCR about this and he suggested to rub Armor All on it to brighten the dull finish.
I was just curious about others actual experiences to preserve or restore their original cases.
I do not want to hurt the value of the case.

Anyway thanks for any input.

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#2 Ltcboy

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 09:45 AM

I would use KIWI shoe polish to protect the case from any further dry rotting. The KIWI will darken it up naturally and it will get rid of that whitish grey color that you have on it. When you open the can, put a match to the can so that it starts a flame. This will melt the KIWI into a liquid and it will allow it to be applied more easier. This may sound like a pain in the a ss to do this , but I think that it would really bring that case back to life.

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 12:20 PM

I would suggest using "Pecard's Antique Leather Dressing". I use it on all my slings. It doesn't darken the leather and there's no buffing required, just rub it in and you're done. I would think you could get a can of it at most leather goods stores or better gun shops. If you can't find it let me know and I'll give you the name of the shop I get it from in Atlanta. Hope this helps.

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 06:24 PM

Do not use Armor All for anything. Its silicone base can, over time, damage articles.
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Posted 18 October 2003 - 11:28 PM

I use on my cases of leather and holsters-Mink oil it softens and water proofs as well it slightly darken my CZ-52 holster but it work fine-Adlake
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Posted 19 October 2003 - 02:15 PM

Is this case covered with leather (?) the ones I have seen are made (covered) with a paper like material with the aligator texture added.
I don't know if paper will respond well to oil based cleaner preservative and the glue that holds it on the wood might not like it either!
I would check with a restoration specialist at a natural history museum or local antique dealers to send you in the right direction for an expert....
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Posted 19 October 2003 - 03:42 PM

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You have my thoughts exactly I am not going to do anything until I find someone who actually has done this before.
A letter was sent off to Tracie Hill asking him for his idea.
I am sure someone has done this before and hopefully that individual will catch my post and respond.
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Posted 19 October 2003 - 04:45 PM

Post the response when you find out what to use. I have the same interest and have not used anything on a case for the same reasons. I don't think the case I have is leather, but some type of thick paper type material.
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Posted 19 October 2003 - 05:14 PM

Will do
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