Mildew ?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Billbo, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Billbo

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    Ok forum - here I go again. I have a Heritage. The leather saddlebags are mildewing as the bike is out in my shop (no HVAC). Does anyone know what I can do to eliminate this mildewing/molding? Know that I live in Louisiana - and it is mighty HOT here - but thank goodness its HUMID!!

    This mildew wipes off very easily and I clean it with Lexol, but how do I prevent it in the first place - shy of airconditioning my shop. Any ideas - vinagar, baby oil, WD40, cake batter, or maybe - I know - I should try PLEDGE!!!! IT works on everything else.

    Bill
     
  2. Jack Klarich

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    Wash them reall good, then apply some mink oil, buff in then do it again this time let it soak in over night:s
     
  3. BossMan

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    Buy a cheap 24" box fan and put blowing on the bike. Keeps the spiders away also. I keep 2 running on my bikes 24/7, never had an issue with mildew since. Got to love this good ole 110% humidity down here.:D
     
  4. Hoople

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    That is an interesting piece of info. I did not know moving air slows mildew growth. Good to know.
     
  5. BossMan

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    Keeps the spores from concentrating in one area.
     
  6. Billbo

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    Thanks Jack - I have the Lexol but will try the mink oil. Is that a liquid or paste?


    Ha! right Bossman! - most other places would say "its raining" -- here, we just say "humm the humidity must be high today" :D:D

    thanks for the fan info too - I will certainly give that a try - perhaps it will keep the condensation from forming on the bike as well. My bike will get soaking wet just sitting there when hot-cool-hot cycles along with the humidity.

    Thanks to all for the helping information.

    Bill
     
  7. Jack Klarich

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    Bill it is a paste made by KIWI just like the shoe polish:s
     
  8. Billbo

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    Thanks Jack - I always appreciate your knowledge and input.

    Have a Great and Blessed Day now
    Bill