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Horsehide jacket squeaking like crazy

hey guys

 

so i've been wearing my schott 613sh for multiple years and it never was loud or squeaky, now that its been in the sun aswell as cought in the rain a bit, i decided to put some mink oil on it as suggested here often. the mink oil i use is pure aside from a small amount of beeswax, it is all natural. ever since applying the mink oil, as the following day progress the jacket goes from well conditioned to super dry and squeky. i have tried applying another coating of the mink oil a handful more times, but it just progressively goes from conditioned and silent, to dried out and squeaky as hell in the course of about 5 days every time.

any one ever experience this?

best regards

wolverine on 06/21/20 at 03:34 PM

Well I believe you on this since I have heard that sound as well...I do not recall it starting after applying a conditioner.  

 

Read this:

 

https://www.schottnyc.com/forum/posts/clean_condition_treatment_saddle_soap_mink_oil_help.htm

 

You cant undue what you already did by using the mink oil... but I can believe that you now have enough conditioner on your jacket for the next 100+ years.

 

good Luck

Monitor on 06/22/20 at 08:04 AM

Hi.

 

It's beeswax that's making the jacket squeek. Beeswax creates a film on the surface on the leather as wax doesn't really penetrate the pores. What happens is that the jacket will soak up oil and leave beeswax on the surface, which hardens and makes the jacket squeek. 

Good news is that once the wax rubs off through wear, the jacket will eventually stop squeaking but it's best you don't use any more conditioner for the time being. 

Hope this helps.

Zackg on 06/22/20 at 05:33 PM

wolverine wrote:

Well I believe you on this since I have heard that sound as well...I do not recall it starting after applying a conditioner.  

 

Read this:

 

https://www.schottnyc.com/forum/posts/clean_condition_treatment_saddle_soap_mink_oil_help.htm

 

You cant undue what you already did by using the mink oil... but I can believe that you now have enough conditioner on your jacket for the next 100+ years.

 

good Luck

thanks for the reply man. i actually read these posts of yours a while back when i was searching for similar threads. perhaps i should have er'ed  on the side of a caution as you regularly have advised.

 

best regards

Zackg on 06/22/20 at 05:34 PM

Monitor wrote:

Hi.

 

It's beeswax that's making the jacket squeek. Beeswax creates a film on the surface on the leather as wax doesn't really penetrate the pores. What happens is that the jacket will soak up oil and leave beeswax on the surface, which hardens and makes the jacket squeek. 

Good news is that once the wax rubs off through wear, the jacket will eventually stop squeaking but it's best you don't use any more conditioner for the time being. 

Hope this helps.

ahh this makes alot of sense, i hope it wears off sooner than later and gets back to normal. thank you for the input

Monitor on 06/23/20 at 05:00 AM

Zackg wrote:
Monitor wrote:

Hi.

 

It's beeswax that's making the jacket squeek. Beeswax creates a film on the surface on the leather as wax doesn't really penetrate the pores. What happens is that the jacket will soak up oil and leave beeswax on the surface, which hardens and makes the jacket squeek. 

Good news is that once the wax rubs off through wear, the jacket will eventually stop squeaking but it's best you don't use any more conditioner for the time being. 

Hope this helps.

ahh this makes alot of sense, i hope it wears off sooner than later and gets back to normal. thank you for the input

 

Don't worry about it, it should wear off quickly if you wear the jacket for a while. If it really is annoying you, you can try lightly conditioning the areas where the jacket rubs with a petroleum based conditioner that's wax-free, like Pecards. But at this point, it's best to let the jacket settle in. :)

125fan on 06/24/20 at 07:21 PM

@MONITOR, is the same true for small amounts of either wool wax (lanolin - not sure if that's a "hard" wax) or pine pitch/ resin mixed into an oil product?

I've been considering to use one of the two products in question on my 125. I don't want it to become squeaky, but the problem with the naked cowhide is always how easily and how long it retains smells it was exposed to even briefly, so it does need a cleaning and re-oiling some time.

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