+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By turnerriver

Thread: Holster care - mold

  1. #1
    Member Maia007 is on a distinguished road

    Member #
    12127
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    34
    Liked
    7 times

    Holster care - mold

    Another holster care Q. With vintage holsters having some mold (not mildew) an the attendant smell on the leather, what is the prescribed remedy? I know how to store holsters to prevent mold...this involves recently acquired one having the mold smell.

    I am hesitant to use a weak cholorine solution that I would use on anything else, for fear of damaging the stitching.

    Hoping that you leatherworkers or vintage holster guys would know.

  2. #2
    Senior Member turnerriver is on a distinguished road

    Member #
    478
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Miami,Fl USA
    Posts
    731
    Liked
    456 times
    I use a solution of 1/2 distilled water & 1/2 rubbing alcohol. I wipe the holster down & let it air dry. This usually does the trick & does not usually harm the finish on the holster. Regards, Turnerriver
    Kid Sopris and Fortibus55 like this.

  3. #3
    Senior Member msheak is on a distinguished road

    Member #
    14947
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    155
    Liked
    36 times
    Fighting leather mold is a never ending problem on the Texas coast, or East Texas ! I have used the alcohol method, or mild bleach solution. The trick is to let the leather dry well before you put it up. Because either method will dry the leather, I would go back with lexol to put the oils back into it. On newer leather that gets mold on it, Tandy sells a finish that puts a gloss finish on it(the name excapes me at the moment, old age) this stuff seals the pores and keeps the mold away. I will go out to my shop, and get the name and message you with it.
    Last edited by msheak; 01-02-2012 at 07:46 PM.

  4. #4
    Supporting Member Matchlock will become famous soon enough
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    7204
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Put my saddle on the stove, Ma! I'm Ridin' the Range tonight.
    Posts
    3,067
    Liked
    2303 times
    I realize this is an old thread but I recently found this totally by accident while browsing the web the other day. The information came directly off the Springfield Leather Company

    It's about mold on holsters.

    How do I get mold off of leather?
    Answer:
    Oxalic Acid. (Leather Bleach) We sell it; you can maybe get it at a chemical supply, or a drug store. White vinegar also will maybe do it, but not as well as oxalic acid.

    I hope this helps anyone having this issue.

    Bud


    Quote Originally Posted by Maia007 View Post
    Another holster care Q. With vintage holsters having some mold (not mildew) an the attendant smell on the leather, what is the prescribed remedy? I know how to store holsters to prevent mold...this involves recently acquired one having the mold smell.

    I am hesitant to use a weak cholorine solution that I would use on anything else, for fear of damaging the stitching.

    Hoping that you leatherworkers or vintage holster guys would know.
    "I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. - Mhatma Gandhi


 

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Holster care & Streatch
    By pastorjeffp in forum Colt Revolvers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-02-2011, 08:27 PM
  2. Holster care
    By geraldo in forum Colt-Smithing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 11:01 AM
  3. Colt SAA holster mold?
    By TheGunCellar in forum Colt Revolvers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-21-2008, 06:57 PM
  4. Bullet Mold
    By BlackAgnes in forum Colt Revolvers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-09-2008, 02:32 PM
  5. WTB or WTT, I need a 38-40 mold
    By smkummer in forum Reloading & Range Reports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-04-2007, 11:07 AM

Search tags for this page

bleach solution for mold on leather
,
care of a molded holster
,

care of a molded leather holster

,
colt saa holster maintenance
,
cure mildew smell in leather holster
,
getting mold/mildew off leather holster
,

holster care

,
holster mildew
,
how to get mildew out of a leather holster
,

how to get mildew smell out of a leather holster

,
how to get must;y smell out of vintage holsters
,
how to prevent mildew in a gun holster
,
how to prevent mold and mildew on leather holster
,
leather belt care mold
,
leather care for mildew on holster
,
mildew in vintage leather holster
,
mildew smell in vintage leather holster
,
old leather hoster with white fungus
,
rid leather holster of mildew smell
,
white mold on leather holster
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
We are not associated with Colt's Manufacturing LLC. We are an enthusiast site comprised of Colt Fans.