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  1. #1
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    Jan. 2, 2009

    Default Elastic breastplate cleaning and repair

    How does everyone clean the elastic on their breastplates? I've never done it before but I have some that are encrusted with sweat and dirt, yuck! I don't want to wreck the leather, I was thinking of dipping it in warm water, applying soap, using a brush to lather, dip in water to remove. Any other methods?

    I also have a breastplate where one of the elastics has broken. Has anyone had this repaired? Is it worth it or just scrap it?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 15, 2008


    I hang it up and use a toothbrush to get the elastic well, with gentle soap. Rinse by scrubbing with the toothbrush dipped after a few scrubs in clean water.
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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