Kind of leathers / How to treat & clean your saddlebags
Some tips on how to treat and clean your leather saddlebags
- Use soft white damp cloth & wipe down your leather bags;
- It is necessary to condition and waterproof the saddlebags. Use a leather wax for leather periodically.
- If the leather has become discolored, there are available leather sprays that can restore color to the bag.
- Don't try cleaners, solvents and other usually normal cleaning solutions on leather.
Top grain leather :
The strongest and most durable part of the hide of an animal is just below the hair. The grain pattern in this part of the hide is very tight, and the leather made from here is called "full-grain" leather. Full-grain leather is the strongest and most durable leather
Split leather :
The "split" is the underside of the hide Most cruiser saddlebags on the market are made of this leather. It is a good material. But, this leather is not as strong as grain leather and it is more difficult to make it water proof or even water resistant.