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Jan 12, 2021 16:36:56   #
tradio Loc: Oxford, Ohio
 
While isolating, I took everything out of my bag and vacuumed it out then applied some leather preserver/ protector. I carry the Ona Brixton bag which holds everything I need for casual picture taking.
Everything was scrutinized before restocking.
Never realized how much dirt had accumulated in the bag. Kept me busy for a couple hours.

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Jan 12, 2021 17:09:44   #
Thomas902 Loc: Washington DC
 
I would be concerned about the solvents used in the "leather preserver"...
Nikon warns about a number of common products like benzene, naphthalene or para- dichlorobenzene a.k.a.
"mothballs" etc. which btw are toxic to humans...

enough said...

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Jan 13, 2021 07:43:50   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
Thomas902 wrote:
I would be concerned about the solvents used in the "leather preserver"...
Nikon warns about a number of common products like benzene, naphthalene or para- dichlorobenzene a.k.a.
"mothballs" etc. which btw are toxic to humans...

enough said...


I guess the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the people we listen to have also in some cases been toxic to humans.

enough said.

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Jan 13, 2021 08:27:26   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Good for you. Cleaning is a necessary activity but never much fun.

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Jan 13, 2021 08:56:37   #
Thomas902 Loc: Washington DC
 
traderjohn wrote:
I guess the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the people we listen to have also in some cases been toxic to humans.

enough said.


There are a number of very specific materials that are used in the conservation and restoration of leather.

Aluminum alkoxide - 1% in white spirit, used as a chemical restabilizing retanning agent for red rot leather.
Bavon ASAK ABP - leather lubricating compound. Alkenyl succinic acid derivative that is soluble in white spirits and Genklene
Bavon ASAK 520S
Bedacryl 1225
Beva 371
British Museum leather dressing or Pliantine
Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose or CMC
Connolly's Leather Food - a dressing for hide upholstery, leather goods and clothing
DDT - now banned
p-dichlorobenzene - mothball
Disinfectant 1473 - used as a fungicide
Dowicide A - water-soluble fungicide made of sodium salt of orth-phenyl phenol
Draftclean
Ethylene glycol
Ethylene-vinyl acetate
Facteka A - granular cleaner for suede or leather with abraded surfaces. Rubber like and made from rapeseed oil.[11]
French chalk or talc
Fuller's earth
Gelatin
Genklene - non-flammable (1,1,1-trichloroethane)
Glue
Invasol S - Synthetic anionic oil
Isopropanol or Isopropyl alcohol
Japanese tissue paper
Lanolin anhydrous
Lipoderm Liquor SA
Lipoderm Liquor LPK - synthetic anionic oil free of natural fat
Lissapol N. - non-ionic detergent
Magnesium carbonate
microcrystalline wax
Neutralfat SSS - stabilized olein soap which on drying loses emulsifying property so that it no longer promotes absorption of water
New leather
Paraloid B-72
Plexisol - consolidant for leather affected by red rot. Polyacrylate resin preparation containing 25% solids. Must be diluted with Genklene.
Pliancreme - cream form of British Museum leather dressing, emulsified with water, containing a fungicide.
Pliantex - same as Plexisol (see above)
Polyester sailcloth
Polyvinyl acetate
Preventol L - fungicide; sodium salt of chlorinated phenol
Opodeldoc recipe,
PEG 400 or polyethylene glycol
Renaissance Wax
Rubber cement
Saddle soap -
Santobrite -fungicide for leather, Pentachlorophenol
Silicon leather wax
Soluble nylon
Spun-bonded polyester fabrics
Tannic acid
Thymol
Vulpex - potassium oleate soap, soluble in water or white spirit
Wheatpaste
White spirit BS245
Woven textile

Nikon specifically warns against p-dichlorobenzene - mothball and cautions against it's use in proximity to it's camera systems...

Is p-dichlorobenzene - toxic? Yes 1,4-Dichlorobenzene can irritate the nose and throat causing coughing and wheezing. * Exposure can cause headache, dizziness, swelling around the eyes, nausea and vomiting. * Repeated exposure to 1,4-Dichlorobenzene can damage the nervous system causing weakness, trembling and numbness in the arms and legs. Source: https://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/0643.pdf

Please stay safe traderjohn, all the best on your journey...

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Jan 13, 2021 09:45:35   #
John Maher
 
Thomas902 wrote:
There are a number of very specific materials that are used in the conservation and restoration of leather.

Aluminum alkoxide - 1% in white spirit, used as a chemical restabilizing retanning agent for red rot leather.
Bavon ASAK ABP - leather lubricating compound. Alkenyl succinic acid derivative that is soluble in white spirits and Genklene
Bavon ASAK 520S
Bedacryl 1225
Beva 371
British Museum leather dressing or Pliantine
Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose or CMC
Connolly's Leather Food - a dressing for hide upholstery, leather goods and clothing
DDT - now banned
p-dichlorobenzene - mothball
Disinfectant 1473 - used as a fungicide
Dowicide A - water-soluble fungicide made of sodium salt of orth-phenyl phenol
Draftclean
Ethylene glycol
Ethylene-vinyl acetate
Facteka A - granular cleaner for suede or leather with abraded surfaces. Rubber like and made from rapeseed oil.[11]
French chalk or talc
Fuller's earth
Gelatin
Genklene - non-flammable (1,1,1-trichloroethane)
Glue
Invasol S - Synthetic anionic oil
Isopropanol or Isopropyl alcohol
Japanese tissue paper
Lanolin anhydrous
Lipoderm Liquor SA
Lipoderm Liquor LPK - synthetic anionic oil free of natural fat
Lissapol N. - non-ionic detergent
Magnesium carbonate
microcrystalline wax
Neutralfat SSS - stabilized olein soap which on drying loses emulsifying property so that it no longer promotes absorption of water
New leather
Paraloid B-72
Plexisol - consolidant for leather affected by red rot. Polyacrylate resin preparation containing 25% solids. Must be diluted with Genklene.
Pliancreme - cream form of British Museum leather dressing, emulsified with water, containing a fungicide.
Pliantex - same as Plexisol (see above)
Polyester sailcloth
Polyvinyl acetate
Preventol L - fungicide; sodium salt of chlorinated phenol
Opodeldoc recipe,
PEG 400 or polyethylene glycol
Renaissance Wax
Rubber cement
Saddle soap -
Santobrite -fungicide for leather, Pentachlorophenol
Silicon leather wax
Soluble nylon
Spun-bonded polyester fabrics
Tannic acid
Thymol
Vulpex - potassium oleate soap, soluble in water or white spirit
Wheatpaste
White spirit BS245
Woven textile

Nikon specifically warns against p-dichlorobenzene - mothball and cautions against it's use in proximity to it's camera systems...

Is p-dichlorobenzene - toxic? Yes 1,4-Dichlorobenzene can irritate the nose and throat causing coughing and wheezing. * Exposure can cause headache, dizziness, swelling around the eyes, nausea and vomiting. * Repeated exposure to 1,4-Dichlorobenzene can damage the nervous system causing weakness, trembling and numbness in the arms and legs. Source: https://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/0643.pdf

Please stay safe traderjohn, all the best on your journey...
There are a number of very specific materials that... (show quote)


That is quite a list. What should be used to clean specific substances (e.g., mildew/mold).

What would be good for mildew or mold?

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Jan 13, 2021 10:15:49   #
olemikey Loc: 6 mile creek, Spacecoast Florida
 
tradio wrote:
While isolating, I took everything out of my bag and vacuumed it out then applied some leather preserver/ protector. I carry the Ona Brixton bag which holds everything I need for casual picture taking.
Everything was scrutinized before restocking.
Never realized how much dirt had accumulated in the bag. Kept me busy for a couple hours.


Good job....now, would you come over and clean up my photo gear storage room, please? (just kidding)

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Jan 13, 2021 15:07:04   #
stan miller
 
wow ! that is some list. I just learned some things, thanks, guys.

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Jan 13, 2021 15:18:46   #
HiFromSusan
 
John Maher wrote:
That is quite a list. What should be used to clean specific substances (e.g., mildew/mold).

What would be good for mildew or mold?


On leather? Vinegar. Wipe it down with white vinegar (don't soak it, just wipe it), and when it's dry thinly apply some hand cream, the thick kind that comes in a jar, not a lotion that comes in a bottle). Look for the cream that has urea in the ingredients. Then buff with a soft cloth.

We used this approach on antique leather at a museum I worked at once.

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Jan 13, 2021 16:40:37   #
John Maher
 
HiFromSusan wrote:
On leather? Vinegar. Wipe it down with white vinegar (don't soak it, just wipe it), and when it's dry thinly apply some hand cream, the thick kind that comes in a jar, not a lotion that comes in a bottle). Look for the cream that has urea in the ingredients. Then buff with a soft cloth.

We used this approach on antique leather at a museum I worked at once.


Thanks. I wondered where you learned (acquired) all that knowledge!

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Jan 13, 2021 18:30:17   #
Uuglypher Loc: South Dakota (East River)
 
[quote=John Maher]That is quite a list. What should be used to clean specific substances (e.g., mildew/mold).

What would be good for mildew or mold?[/quote


Washing, drying out, and keeping dry.
Dave

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Jan 14, 2021 06:33:26   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
Thomas902 wrote:
There are a number of very specific materials that are used in the conservation and restoration of leather.

Aluminum alkoxide - 1% in white spirit, used as a chemical restabilizing retanning agent for red rot leather.
Bavon ASAK ABP - leather lubricating compound. Alkenyl succinic acid derivative that is soluble in white spirits and Genklene
Bavon ASAK 520S
Bedacryl 1225
Beva 371
British Museum leather dressing or Pliantine
Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose or CMC
Connolly's Leather Food - a dressing for hide upholstery, leather goods and clothing
DDT - now banned
p-dichlorobenzene - mothball
Disinfectant 1473 - used as a fungicide
Dowicide A - water-soluble fungicide made of sodium salt of orth-phenyl phenol
Draftclean
Ethylene glycol
Ethylene-vinyl acetate
Facteka A - granular cleaner for suede or leather with abraded surfaces. Rubber like and made from rapeseed oil.[11]
French chalk or talc
Fuller's earth
Gelatin
Genklene - non-flammable (1,1,1-trichloroethane)
Glue
Invasol S - Synthetic anionic oil
Isopropanol or Isopropyl alcohol
Japanese tissue paper
Lanolin anhydrous
Lipoderm Liquor SA
Lipoderm Liquor LPK - synthetic anionic oil free of natural fat
Lissapol N. - non-ionic detergent
Magnesium carbonate
microcrystalline wax
Neutralfat SSS - stabilized olein soap which on drying loses emulsifying property so that it no longer promotes absorption of water
New leather
Paraloid B-72
Plexisol - consolidant for leather affected by red rot. Polyacrylate resin preparation containing 25% solids. Must be diluted with Genklene.
Pliancreme - cream form of British Museum leather dressing, emulsified with water, containing a fungicide.
Pliantex - same as Plexisol (see above)
Polyester sailcloth
Polyvinyl acetate
Preventol L - fungicide; sodium salt of chlorinated phenol
Opodeldoc recipe,
PEG 400 or polyethylene glycol
Renaissance Wax
Rubber cement
Saddle soap -
Santobrite -fungicide for leather, Pentachlorophenol
Silicon leather wax
Soluble nylon
Spun-bonded polyester fabrics
Tannic acid
Thymol
Vulpex - potassium oleate soap, soluble in water or white spirit
Wheatpaste
White spirit BS245
Woven textile

Nikon specifically warns against p-dichlorobenzene - mothball and cautions against it's use in proximity to it's camera systems...

Is p-dichlorobenzene - toxic? Yes 1,4-Dichlorobenzene can irritate the nose and throat causing coughing and wheezing. * Exposure can cause headache, dizziness, swelling around the eyes, nausea and vomiting. * Repeated exposure to 1,4-Dichlorobenzene can damage the nervous system causing weakness, trembling and numbness in the arms and legs. Source: https://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/0643.pdf

Please stay safe traderjohn, all the best on your journey...
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