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Old 02-14-2020, 05:34 AM
p7k3 p7k3 is offline
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Holster Preservation ???


What do you do or use to prevent the brass grommets from turning green?
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:10 AM
maurola maurola is offline
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I clean it good with dawn and water and then put a coat of ballistol on all of it. Works fine and help keep the leather soft and pliable.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:46 PM
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Thank you,

I've been using Fluid Film, but not the Dawn. I will give that a shot.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:43 PM
Scott Wilson Scott Wilson is offline
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For preservation of the leather I would recommend Pecards, applied in light doses it does wonders. The green growth that is often seen on holsters, slings and other leather items is the result of the tannins in the leather interacting with the metal fittings.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:48 PM
USMM guy USMM guy is online now
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I have had pretty good luck over the years with two different products

I use Lexol and Sno seal. They both work well for leather preservation. That green stuff can usually just be brushed away with a tooth brush. It is called Verdigris and it is highly toxic. It is basically Copper Oxide.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:24 PM
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I’ve used never dull for many years on a variety of metals.
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:39 AM
Sergio Natali Sergio Natali is offline
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I've never really collected holsters, but I still have some of them and I've always used BALLISTOL oil, that is also good on leather.
Anything with a FLGR is fluff, if JMB didn't put it on the 1911 you don't need it.
If you are going to collect, don't be 'drawn' to an example that is not original, nor correct. Instant gratification is more expensive than a good education.
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