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?