|For cleaning these collars, I just used saddle soap|
and a damp cloth
I scrubbed these collars with the damp cloth to remove the dirt and grime sitting on the surface. Then I took a clean, slightly dampened cloth and dipped it into the saddle soap. I rubbed that into the leather and allowed it to dry on the collar. And finally, I 'buffed' the collars with a clean soft collar.
Once you have the collar cleaned to your standards, it's a good idea to condition the leather. Using another soft, clean cloth apply a small amount of leather conditioner. Then buff the collar to a shine. Disclaimer: I did not do this step :). Mostly because I didn't have leather conditioner and didn't have time to run to the store. I have put it on the 'to-get' list though and will do this in the future.
|These are the original Dober-duds that IDR+ used to send out with foster dogs. One was Bourbon's, one was Baron's, and I'm not actually sure why I have a third one, my bad! The top two collars have been cleaned - compare that to the gross one on the bottom!|
My collars were pretty bad so they probably won't ever be perfect again but they are tons better after cleaning.