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    New strap, leather issues

    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?
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    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

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    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!
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Whitey View Post
    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!
    Hi Todd! pm sent (if you donīt mind).

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJ4 View Post
    Hi Todd! pm sent (if you donīt mind).
    Replied!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Whitey View Post
    Replied!
    PM sent again. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Whitey View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    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.

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