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Gum on leather

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Removing gum from leather Other candies and foods LeatherCareUSA can remove gum, candies and other food stains from leather or suede garments and accessories. There are many cleaning products that we can use on leather that are not for consumer use or handling. In most cases, these types of stains can be removed without an adverse effect on the leather. However, if you try home remedies, you may diminish our chances of removing these stains. There are home remedies that consumers can find on the internet that will produce satisfactory results. We caution you when using these tips. The blogs...

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Fabric Terms-Understanding fabrics is vital to providing professional cleaning services.

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Drycleaning and Laundry Institute's Consumer News You Can Use  Vol. 48 Ever read a garment tag and wonder what a particular term means? Here are definitions for common terms seen on garment tags. Acetate - A synthetic fiber which is used for luxurious fabrics such as taffeta and satin. It is often blended with rayon.Acrylic - The generic name for a synthetic fiber derived from polyacrylonitrile. Acrylic is typically used as a substitute for wool.Angora - A hair fiber from the angora rabbit. It may be blended with rayon or wool fibers for a novelty effect.Boucle - A rough, fairly thick, slubby yarn that gives...

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Cleaning UGG™ boots

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LeatherCareUSA.com provides professional cleaning for UGG™ boots and other similar footwear items. We can clean almost any type of footwear by our full immersion method of cleaning. This allows for deep cleaning of the inside and outside of the boots. After cleaning, the boots are brushed and buffed to bring out the velvet nap of the suede shearling and then are oiled and water repelled. Transform those boots from ugly and dirty, to warm, rich and supple again.  We have cleaned more than 20k pairs of boots over the last 8 years. LeatherCareUSA's method is the best in the country. We...

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Leather Hem Repairs

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The hem of my favorite leather skirt has come loose. Can I fix it myself? You can. Small areas can be fixed with a tiny amount of rubber cement. For bigger jobs, consult your local leather care professional. You can purchase leather glues from Amazon.com and find in some hardware stores. You will not need much product. Apply the glue sparingly, you can always add more, but if you over-do it the first time you have mess. Use a Popsicle stick, tooth pick or spatula to spread the glue very thin. Follow the directions on the tube.  Leather hems will be...

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Leather Bomber Jackets - Authentic American Leather

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Some our favorite leather cleaning projects are the old bomber jackets that come in to our shop for service. They normally have some type of story and they all have a history. We can provide all sorts of cleaning and repair options for these jackets. Here are some pictures and links about these iconic leather pieces. We will add images to this blog post as complete work on some   Article about some of the history of leather bomber jackets from worldofleather.com     Han Solo's leather bomber from StarWars Force Awakens Examples of bomber art

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