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Old 11-19-2019, 06:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Had issues with this strap getting water marks. Found something to add extra layer of protection that seems to work. A hair product I picked up recently seems to do the trick

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When I'm making my own straps I use Snoseal, which is a beeswax-based boot waterproofer. Comes up nicely when it's absorbed.


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When I'm making my own straps I use Snoseal, which is a beeswax-based boot waterproofer. Comes up nicely when it's absorbed.


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When I'm making my own straps I use Snoseal, which is a beeswax-based boot waterproofer. Comes up nicely when it's absorbed.


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+1...a beeswax based paste likewise works very well for me to make the leather strap water resistant (good for diving even)...I would normally give the leather surface (and sides) a light coat, then melt the wax by warming it a bit (using hot air blower) for the leather to absorb it completely...repeat if higher proofing level is desired...but caution, this could give (sometimes) the leather a darker tone finish!
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I've used mink oil to condition the leather..makes the strap a bit oily for a few days, but really helps to soften it.

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