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On a budget...would U buy used/crashed leathers?

Old 09-30-2008, 09:27 PM
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On a budget...would U buy used/crashed leathers?

Hey all, would any of you all buy used leathers that have been crashed in 1-2 times? Just looking for opinions. If they are intact and just scuffed a bit, shouldn't the protection for the most part still be there? Lemme know.

Here are pics on one I was thinking of for $115

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Old 09-30-2008, 09:32 PM
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hell yeah for 115 theirs no real big holes or holes that cant be fixed. why not thats like asking if you spent 400 on leather went down twice would you throw them out???? proably not
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:41 PM
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I will second that. JUMP ON THAT DEAL. If they are your size they look good. I have 3 sets of race leathers for different conditions (rain, dry, hot, cool). If you want to dye/color them to look new the 2 best places are manhattan wardrobe supply(google it) for amazing leather dye that you "paint" on. It looks perfect. You can also get a spray on product from JCwhitney that is made for steering wheels, dash boards, leather upolstry. I think its called custom color or something. It is WORLDS better than anything duplicolor ever made. I changed the color of my alpinestars smxplus boots from red to blue & the paint on my bike wore down before the boot color. These made my race buddies think I bought replacement leathers
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Sounds like a plan then. I'll let the dude know tomorrow.

BTW, how do you clean leathers...like get sweat and crap off of it?

Thanks for the help fellas.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:18 AM
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Get it professionally cleaned, good buy, cheers
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I snagged a frank thomas suit for $200 off ebay and the only thing wrong with it was that someone had taken oout the elbow armor. just swapped in my own and tadaaa, perfect suit.
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Definitely would jump on that deal...
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Sounds like great advice guys. Appreciate all of the inputs. Will contact the seller tonight. Let you know how it turns out.
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
I will second that. JUMP ON THAT DEAL. If they are your size they look good. I have 3 sets of race leathers for different conditions (rain, dry, hot, cool). If you want to dye/color them to look new the 2 best places are manhattan wardrobe supply(google it) for amazing leather dye that you "paint" on. It looks perfect. You can also get a spray on product from JCwhitney that is made for steering wheels, dash boards, leather upolstry. I think its called custom color or something. It is WORLDS better than anything duplicolor ever made. I changed the color of my alpinestars smxplus boots from red to blue & the paint on my bike wore down before the boot color. These made my race buddies think I bought replacement leathers
u mean this? http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...tt=spray+paint
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Sweet. Awesome link!! Thanks.
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