smoker leather

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Bsweet, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Bsweet

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    Ok folks,bought Dadant smoker at the swap meet yesterday,a little surface rust and the bellows leather alittle dry.Can I put little veg. oil on the leather to keep it from cracking? not a bad deal I think paid 12.00 for it and no shipping. Hot dang I was happy. Jim
     
  2. Iddee

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    I would use Linseed oil, or silicone.
     

  3. Murrell

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    The best thing would be neatsfoot oil, that is what you use on good work boots, saddles, reins, etc, being a oil it will darken leather.

    Makes the leather soft as babies bottoms.

    Murrell
     
  4. Bsweet

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    Thank you both, had wondered about neatsfoot oil and linseed but didn't know if the vapors might vent into the exhaust/smoke and affect the bees. Bsweet