VAQUERO RAWHIDE CREAM® — was developed for a market that has long been neglected — the need for a reliable rawhide dressing that restores and protects the integrity of rawhide tack. Protects rawhide from water, wear and sun.
Originally created to clean and condition rawhide, our customers have discovered Vaquero Rawhide Cream is ideal for exotic leathers you wish to condition without darkening. Tooled leather, English and Paso Fino saddles, brief cases, exotic leather boots and kangaroo.
HOW TO CLEAN AND CONDITION RAWHIDE REINS WITH VAQUERO RAWHIDE CREAM
- Use a soft brush to remove buildup of dirt, dried sweat, hair, etc.
- Lather on a light coat Vaquero Rawhide Cream with a little warm water. (Water temperature: if you can put your hand in the water, it’s safe for cleaning rawhide. Up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.)
- Don’t immerse the rawhide in water.
- Where the rawhide braid crosses, use a soft brush (tooth brush or nail brush) to work out the dirt.
- Rinse off with warm water.
- Wipe dry with a towel.
- Hang reins and let rawhide air dry in the shade.
- Do not dry rawhide in the sun or with direct heat.
- After rawhide is dry, apply a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream® with a soft cloth, sheep skin swatch or with your hand.
- Using your hand to apply Vaquero Rawhide Cream works well. The warmth of your hand helps distribute and penetrate the rawhide cream.
Really, Really Important: It’s best to use a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream® and add more later, if needed. It’s not possible to tell how much of this rich dressing is being absorbed until the next day.
- Let reins hang straight overnight.
- Next day: Work in any excess conditioner with your hands, then buff with a soft, clean cloth or sheep skin swatch to remove any conditioner that isn’t absorbed into rawhide.
- Apply more light coats of Vaquero Rawhide Cream® until reins are the softness you want.