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#193311 09/29/2006 08:21 PM
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Now that I have Pecarded (created word) a number off my saber portpepees, they seem to still be a little moist (after a wiping and a few days of drying). Will putting them back on the saber with remanents of Pecards damage or have negative impact on the saber hilts?

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I think as long as you only apply it to the finished/shiny side, they should be fine. It may take a few weeks to loose the wet look. John

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Hi baronofblades,
I use pecards as well and i have never found it to be a problem. I wait until it soaks in. Just a suggestion, better to be safe than sorry.
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What is "pecards"?

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Well,
Time answered my question. I had allowed the portepees to dry for about 3 days then attached them back to the sabers. No problem with it. Any little residual pecards that was left completely soaked in. No marking or trace left on the hilts from it. I also applied a coat of Renwax to the portepees after Pecarding them. Just keep the stuff (Renwax) away from China....like sake cups!!!


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I used it on 3 SA dagger hangers and it turned them from grown to black.


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Wow - 50% increase in value !

I use shoe polish for hangers. Brown for SA - Black for SS/NSKK.

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Ya I wish Dave! I used it to help make the leather more supple. They were a nice chocolate brown color and now they are very dark.


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Don't forget that Pecards is essentially a waterproofing product for shoes and boots. It penetrates the leather. This causes anything other than black leather to darken in color.

I mostly use Renwax on leather. If the original color is rubbed and you need to restore it, try shoe polish.

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To Answer the darkening problem using pecards, I found that over time brown leather will lighten back up some. I had a early brown hanger that turned near black after using pecards but after a few months it was back to it's original color. Just a suggestion, Try to apply it to the top side of the leather a few times (4-5) allowing time to soak in between applications. This will eliminate the bottom side from turning dark and will penatrate deep into the leather.
Eric


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