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    Carr's leather oil bought from any horse tack supplier -as it contains beeswax it conditions the leather and makes it water replant .
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    Carr's leather oil bought from any horse tack supplier -as it contains beeswax it conditions the leather and makes it water replant .
    Can i add this straight on top of freshly dyed leather? cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger 73 View Post
    Can i add this straight on top of freshly dyed leather? cheers.
    Yes mate - it contains "neatsfoot oil and beeswax" use it once or twice a year depending on how much you use the item - top up the shine with a horse tack pure beeswax polish.
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    Ta. Next stop tack shop! Atb Daz.

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    Hi again guys. Going back to the beeswax and paraffin mix, do you use flakes and also where is a good place to source them from? My wife has seen beeswax flakes in hobby craft used for making candles. Would this be the same stuff albeit poss' a bit more expensive? Cheers Daz.

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    you can get beeswax off evil bay and the grate it to save money.

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    Are there any beekeepers local to you?
    Ask them - they'll have loads of the stuff (some time ago I bought a carrier bag full of beeswax from a beekeeper for ten quid).
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    Recently found a better recipe consisting of petroleum jelly and bees wax in a ratio of 3 to 1. I tried it on a leather belt i had just made and it gives a lovely supple finish.

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    Thanks fellas, the neighbor of the house i'm working at this week keeps bees! Bonus! i'll be popping round tomorrow then. Sorry Alan was the ratio 3 parts beeswax to 1 pet' jelly? Atb.

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    NO its the other way round. 3 jelly 1 wax. 25% bees wax.
    Less wax gives a softer finish and more wax for a harder finish.

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