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Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby Number9 » September 2nd, 2012, 4:58 pm

Fellow glove nuts,
I have an opportunity to offer top shelf archival cleaning and leather restoration products. I've been using these products for about 2 years and they are amazing. Very gentle, no oily feel, and best of all, their effect on leather is conservation quality. They won't turn rancid or cause dry rot in cotton. I used them on the Tornado glove from a few years ago. One of the scariest things about working on a glove like that is that you can easily wash through the cotton thread. There were no issues with that using these products. I've posted some before/after photos below. This would work great on a crescent glove, or any glove with surface stitching that needs to be handled gently.

The products I'm considering are:
1. A gentle cleaner for removing dirt.
2. A detergent for removing grime.
3. A brush on conditioner to preserve deteriorating leather.
4. A brush on conditioner maintain soft leather.
5. A revitalizing lotion to renew dry/hard leather back to pliable condition.
6. A stabilizer to bond dry-rotting leather for repair.

I'm proposing this here first because I want to know how much interest there would be from collectors. If interest is strong enough I'll order enough to satisfy the initial demand and take it from there. Most products on the list would likely run from $15 to $20 for an 8 oz bottle, actual pricing is TBD. If I were to offer it, it would probably be available around the new year.

Here is the Tornado glove. If I remember correctly, I put around 14 hours into the cleaning effort. I'd work the whole glove lightly in one sitting and let it settle for a day before doing another task. To give you an idea of a typical time for a similarly sized glove with the same amount of dirt, minus the the heavy top stitching, it would probably take around 4-5 hours over three days.

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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby murphusa » September 2nd, 2012, 5:13 pm

sign me up
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby vintagebrett » September 2nd, 2012, 6:44 pm

I'm in especially if they can get cat claw marks out of a leather couch.
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby Number9 » September 2nd, 2012, 8:02 pm

Hmmmmm...... Might have to conjure Billy Mays for that product.
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby deebro041 » September 2nd, 2012, 8:25 pm

I'm interested and appreciative if you ship to Canada!
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby Number9 » September 2nd, 2012, 9:50 pm

Dan, that's a good question. I'm not sure if there are any shipping restrictions on liquids contained in international parcels, or more specifically, liquids entering Canada. I'll have to look into that.
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby deebro041 » September 2nd, 2012, 11:39 pm

Thanks for the reply William. I have purchased Horseman's One Step before with no problems. I would prefer to support fellow members, if there is any issues I understand.
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby mlangley5 » September 3rd, 2012, 12:16 am

yeah I am in
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby Rickybulldog » September 3rd, 2012, 12:49 pm

Hey William,

That sounds interesting. Am I reading this correctly, did you use all the specified products listed on the Tornado glove? If not, what specifically did you use? I'd be interested in one of the cleaners and possible conditioners.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby mikesglove » September 3rd, 2012, 1:48 pm

I would also be interested in any cleaning/conditioning products.
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby Number9 » September 3rd, 2012, 2:26 pm

Ricky, I used the cleaner, the detergent, and the conditioners on the Tornado. I may have buffed it out with a little Chelsea Leather Food too. I've used all of them on various other projects with great results. You more than likely wouldn't need all of them for any one glove but they're all great to have on hand when something pops up. Most are extremely straight forward to use. Minor exceptions would be that the revitalizing lotion requires a day to set up and the stabilizer needs just the right amount to work, which can be tricky. I may pull that one for that reason.
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby MattyOrioles » March 1st, 2017, 12:48 pm

Can you provide some brand names for each of the types of products?
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Re: Interest level in archival cleaning products?

Postby cbrandis » March 1st, 2017, 6:51 pm

always interested in seeing new glove stuff. please send out a menu of items and prices when you get them.
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