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M02 & A365 maintinance

 What is oiled leather?

With its natural and rugged look, oiled tanned leather is used to manufacture hiking and mountain boots, boat shoes and tack, furniture and even clothing items such as cowboy hats, chaps, etc.

The use of natural and/or synthetic oils after the tanning process gives it a high water resistance quality. Its color will vary depending on the raw hides, the oils used and, in some cases, on the dyes added to the oils. It is somewhat oily to the touch, without being greasy. It is usually not shiny and sometimes it is completely mat. It's usually thicker and heavier than other types of leather yet is it supple.

Oiled leather is long-lasting, offers undeniable value and return on investment and is easy to care for.

Moisturizing or Conditioning

Over time, oiled leather naturally loses its oils and the leather dries out. Its color starts fading and the leather starts to crack. Thus, it is of utmost importance to replenish these natural oils periodically. This should not be confused with "greasing them up" No, moisturizing oiled leather is best done with lanolin (often used in the tanning process itself) or Jojoba oil base products. BullMag Leather Conditioner is our product with the highest lanolin content. Our conditioner will deeply, easily and quickly soak in, moisturizing not only the surface but conditioning throughout leather's full thickness, softening leather while restoring its color and its waterproofed qualities.

Because these products really soak in, you do not need to use them often — once every 2 to 4 weeks is usually enough. However, If overused, the positive attributes can turn into problems. So if you need to condition your leather more often or also if your oiled leather is more on the shiny side, simply alternate between the use.

 

CONCLUSION

Most leather will not forgive the slightest maintenance negligence while oiled leather will let you get away with minor omissions… It's one of the many reasons that make oiled leather an excellent choice for heavy-duty or extreme usage. Natural, relaxed and rugged looks, sturdy yet supple, water resistant yet requiring easy and only minimum maintenance, oiled tanned leather is extremely robust and long-lasting.

When properly cared for and maintained, even when used in the extreme situations they were made for, they will keep looking good for many years!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via our support page and we will get back to you with our advice or comments!


A365 Maintenance: 

To maintain the quality and appearance of stainless steel surfaces, follow these guidelines for cleaning and maintenance:

1. Regular Cleaning:

  • Clean your A365 stainless steel axe head on a regular basis using mild soapy water or a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner.
  • Use a soft cloth, sponge, or nylon brush to gently scrub the surface in the direction of the grain.

2. Avoid Abrasive Materials:

  • Do not use scrub pads, steel wool, or any other abrasive materials that may scratch the stainless steel surface.
  • Avoid using chlorine-based cleaners or any products containing chloride, as they may cause pitting or discoloration.

3. Rinse and Dry Thoroughly:

  • After cleaning, rinse the stainless steel surface with clean water and ensure it is thoroughly dry to prevent water spots or mineral deposits.

4. Stain Removal:

  • For stubborn stains or marks, use a stainless steel cleaner specifically formulated for stain removal.
  •    - Follow the manufacturer's instructions and test the cleaner in a small, inconspicuous area first.

5. Routine Inspection:

  •    - Regularly inspect your stainless steel surfaces for signs of damage or corrosion.
  •    - If you notice any discoloration, rust spots, or deterioration, address them immediately with appropriate cleaning or professional assistance.

7. Protective Coatings:

  •    - Consider applying a protective coating or polish specifically designed for stainless steel surfaces.
  • These coatings can provide an extra layer of protection against fingerprints, stains, and minor scratches.

By following these maintenance guidelines, you can ensure that your A365 remains clean, free from damage, and maintain it’s aesthetic appeal for an extended period.

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