Vaquero Rawhide Cream 11oz
Ray Holes Vaquero Rawhide Cream
Clean and Condition Rawhide
VAQUERO RAWHIDE CREAM - was developed for a market that has long been neglected - the need for a reliable rawhide dressing that restores and protects the integrity of rawhide tack. Protects rawhide from water, wear and sun.
Originally created to clean and condition rawhide, our customers have discovered VAQUERO RAWHIDE CREAM is ideal for exotic leathers you wish to condition without darkening. Tooled leather, English and Paso Fino saddles, brief cases, exotic leather boots and kangaroo.
VAQUERO RAWHIDE CREAM is still handmade, by the Holes family, with the original 1976 recipe of second-generation, expert saddle maker Gerald Ray Holes
Cleaning Rawhide Reins with VAQUERO RAWHIDE CREAM
Use a soft brush to remove buildup of dirt, dried sweat, hair, etc.
Lather on a light coat Vaquero Rawhide Cream with a little warm water. Water temperature, if you can put your hand in the water, it's safe for cleaning rawhide. Up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Don't immerse the rawhide in water.
Where the rawhide braid crosses, use a soft brush like tooth brush or nail brush, to work out the dirt.
Rinse off with warm water.
Wipe dry with a towel.
Hang reins and let rawhide air dry in the shade.
Do not dry rawhide in the sun or with direct heat.
Conditioning with Vaquero Rawhide Cream.
After rawhide is dry, apply a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream with a soft cloth, sheep skin swatch or with your hand.
Using your hand to apply Vaquero Rawhide Cream works well. The warmth of your hand helps distribute and penetrate the rawhide cream.
Really, Really Important. It's best to use a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream and add more later, if needed. It's not possible to tell how much of this rich dressing is being absorbed until the next day.
Let reins hang straight overnight.
Next day, work in any excess conditioner with your hands, then buff with a soft, clean cloth or sheep skin swatch to remove any conditioner that isn't absorbed into rawhide.
Apply more light coats of Vaquero Rawhide Cream until reins are the softness you want.
Everyday Maintenance of Rawhide Reins
Nothing will get rawhide reins perfectly clean.
After each ride, gently wipe off the buildup of dirt, sweat, hair, etc. with a soft cloth.
If there is visible dirt and sweat, you can use warm water and a light lather of Vaquero Rawhide Cream to clean - just be sure to let the rawhide slowly dry out of the sun after cleaning.
Apply a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream after cleaning to replenish and condition the rawhide.