Cleaned up 1920's Rawlings

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Cleaned up 1920's Rawlings

Postby okdoak » April 20th, 2010, 12:03 am

Just picked this up and was really happy to see nice tan leather after the grime came off. I sometimes wonder if gloves this blackened were lodged in a chimney flue for many years. No markings survived and it doesn't have the Rawlings shield button which is kind of odd. Reminds me of a smaller Bill Doak except for the extra grommets.
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Re: Cleaned up 1920's Rawlings

Postby AkBandit » April 20th, 2010, 12:48 am

Great job! What did you use?
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Re: Cleaned up 1920's Rawlings

Postby Number9 » April 20th, 2010, 11:59 am

That's an amazing turnaround! Congrats!
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Re: Cleaned up 1920's Rawlings

Postby okdoak » April 20th, 2010, 4:50 pm

Thanks. I used Murphy's Oil Soap with a toothbrush and one of those flexible sanding pads (320 grit) for the really stubborn grime on the fingertips. I did spend quite a bit more time on it than I usually do after seeing how nice the leather looked under the grime. Wish that they all would clean up the way this one did.
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Re: Cleaned up 1920's Rawlings

Postby ScottWNJ » May 16th, 2010, 1:24 am

I must have missed this post earlier. That is a fantastic job! I'll have to give Murphy's a try.

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