There’s a number of different ways that you can learn how to clean and restore crocodile exotic skins. Here are some tips on how to clean and restore exotic leather products to their former glory.
Cleaning Exotic Skin Crocodile Leather
During the latter stages of the tanning process, oils are used to make your crocodile leather soft and pliable. During normal usage and over time, these oils are gradually reduced and should be restored to maintain the durability and esthetic qualities of the your exotic skins. It is important to clean the crocodile skin before applying a conditioning product. Use a soft and very slightly damp cloth to remove any surface dirt that is required. Failure to clean your exotic skin first will lock dirt in and over time make it appear dull. When properly cared for, your crocodile exotic skin shoes and boots will last for years to come.
Do. Clean leather first, you should do this at least 2 or 3 times a year. Test conditioner, wax or any other cleaning product on a small inconspicuous area before applying to the rest of the exotic skin leather. Try an extra fine beeswax, this is a safe and effective way to care for most crocodile leathers. Try mink oil for matte leathers, although keep it away from the stitching as it can weaken it.
Don’t. Don’t apply any conditioning product before cleaning. Don’t use any alcohol based cleaners, these will dry out the skin. Don’t keep croc products near sources of heat such as radiators or boilers. Don’t let croc products come into contact with water for extended periods. Don’t store in sealed plastic bags, keep in a cloth bag to allow the leather to get air.