You will need
- cleaner for leather and suede;
- - shampoo or mild detergent for wool;
- - turpentine, gasoline, talcum powder;
- - glycerin, castor oil, vaseline.
Best option – buy a cleaner for leather and suede, you can even for shoes. These cleaners usually are produced of water-based, so you can not worry that it will leave stains or change the color of the strap.
If the contamination is not fat, try to clean them with shampoo or mild detergent for wool. Take an old toothbrush or other soft brush and, dipping it in the solution, clean the strap. Then continue with a clean brush, rinsing it in clean water. Ensure that the strap does not become too wet. In this case, immediately blot it dry with a towel.
To get rid of grease stains, dip the strap in benzene or acetone and immediately remove. Vigorously RUB and gently press. Then wipe dry with a linen cloth, and sprinkle thickly with talcum powder (for dark band talc required). You can also use a mixture of turpentine and gasoline 1:2. Note that gasoline, acetone, turpentine and other solvents degrease the skin, so they have to clean off along with the dirt.
To strap again shone like new, wipe it from time to time with glycerin, vaseline or castor oil.
To clean the strap is made of suede using a brush with a short NAP, there is also a special brush or rubber eraser for suede for Salonica places. Treat such places with warm milk with soda (in a glass of milk with 1 teaspoon soda) or with a mixture of ammonia with water (1 part alcohol and 2 parts water). Wipe the suede and back leather strap with a cotton swab dipped in one of these compounds, then rinse with clean water and vinegar solution (1 liter of water 1 teaspoon of vinegar). Comb the bristles with a brush in different directions.
Zamylilsya and shabby strap pour chalk powder, the next day brush off and clean with a brush.
To get rid of the odor, wrap the strap in a flannel cloth along with moist coffee grounds or ground coffee. Vigorously RUB the cloth and leave for a while. This method is suitable only for dark skin.
Please note that after any wet cleaning to dry the leather straps should only be at room temperature or in a cool place, away from heating devices.