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John Beef
02-05-2013, 02:56 PM
My mother in law got me a new strap for Christmas. It's not a top of the line strap, but it's nice in that it's black leather (Levy's). The underside is the rough unfinished exposed part and it's leaving little light brown flakes all over my clothes. This wouldn't bother me except it's my at-work guitar. Today I'm wearing a black shirt and can't get all this crap off me.

Anyone know what I can do to smooth out the rough part? Sand it? Put some sort of goop on it?

Shawn@PRS
02-05-2013, 03:05 PM
I'm no leather expert, but I would suggest hitting it with a suede brush and then follow up with some compressed air. That should knock off any loose bits

Jet Whitey
02-05-2013, 03:11 PM
When I had a deal with Rawlings, I use to every once in awhile get a new glove that did the same thing. Nothing a Zippo and a few minutes didn't take care of! :beer:

LSchefman
02-05-2013, 03:28 PM
Why not take a different strap to the office, and use the flaky one on a guitar you play in a T-shirt?

PS, the Zippo cure involves lighting something up that makes one stop caring about the flakes on the shirt.

John Beef
02-05-2013, 03:39 PM
Why not take a different strap to the office, and use the flaky one on a guitar you play in a T-shirt?
Hahaha, that's way too easy!!!

I don't know, it's weird, usually once I "mate" a guitar and a strap they tend to stay together. I couldn't just switch straps around on the various guitars, that would be sheer madness!

FJ4
02-05-2013, 04:52 PM
When I had a deal with Rawlings, I use to every once in awhile get a new glove that did the same thing. Nothing a Zippo and a few minutes didn't take care of! :beer:

Hi Todd! pm sent (if you donīt mind).

Jet Whitey
02-05-2013, 05:41 PM
Hahaha, that's way too easy!!!

I don't know, it's weird, usually once I "mate" a guitar and a strap they tend to stay together. I couldn't just switch straps around on the various guitars, that would be sheer madness!

John seriously.....just use the bottom side of the strap to shine your shoes or something along that line to wear the leather in.

Jet Whitey
02-05-2013, 05:41 PM
Hi Todd! pm sent (if you donīt mind).

Replied!

FJ4
02-05-2013, 10:35 PM
Replied!

PM sent again. Thanks.

John Beef
02-06-2013, 10:43 AM
John seriously.....just use the bottom side of the strap to shine your shoes or something along that line to wear the leather in.
Cool, I probably won't shine shoes with it, but if I was to say, spend 5 minutes buffing it on on the leg of my jeans or something, that would work?

On a related note, why is it I can't seem to construct a sentence related to rubbing leather that doesn't seem like a euphemism for masturbation?

LSchefman
02-06-2013, 01:23 PM
On a related note, why is it I can't seem to construct a sentence related to rubbing leather that doesn't seem like a euphemism for masturbation?

It's better than rubbing wood.