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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I didn't get back right away... I took the advice of the majority and had the patches sewn on. Took it to a taylor and they charged $10 for a large (10 X 12) and $4 for smaller ones. It looks great, very professional. So good that I had to take the 101 Mile Drive (Rim of the World Highway) thru the San Bernardino Mountains today. Lots of bikes in Big Bear, even saw a great looking red VTX 1300C.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 09:46 AM
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Sorry I didn't get back right away... I took the advice of the majority and had the patches sewn on. Took it to a taylor and they charged $10 for a large (10 X 12) and $4 for smaller ones. It looks great, very professional. So good that I had to take the 101 Mile Drive (Rim of the World Highway) thru the San Bernardino Mountains today. Lots of bikes in Big Bear, even saw a great looking red VTX 1300C.
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I sew and do leather work. The best way to put patches on is by sewing. If they have that iron on crap on the back, make sure you iron it on some cheap piece of fabric so the glue won't get on the leather. Using glue on a patch is the best way to ruin a piece of leather.

It doesn't take a special sewing machine to put patches on. If you want to hand sew the patches, get some glover's needles. They are much easier to use, but still a difficult way to go.

For those of you who have taken sewn patches off leather, get some good leather conditioner and soak the little holes. Keep soaking them and gently tug at the leather. As the conditioner works into the leather, the leather expands and the holes will either disappear or become less visible.

For those of you with damage to your leather from glue, I'm sorry, but the only way to "fix" it is to put another patch over it. You can get the excess glue off, but it usually takes the surface of the leather off with it. You can try to re-dye it, but the damage is permanent.

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