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Old 11-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #21
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

As far as the white suit, it is sorta like a white vehicle...it always looks clean/good from a distance. Even if it is dingy or has bugs on it, it wont show in pictures or on track.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:13 PM   #23
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #24
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

I have a white suit as well. Had to clean it after every ride (a tad OCD).

P.S. Off topic. Was not impressed with a Dainese suit stitching
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:58 PM   #25
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I have a white suit as well. Had to clean it after every ride (a tad OCD).

P.S. Off topic. Was not impressed with a Dainese suit stitching
Mine has been down twice over 100mph and one third gear highside... not a SINGLE blown stitch yet.

All of which the majority if not all of my sliding was on pavement.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #26
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #27
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

Stitches in my elbow in the first crash. I landed with elbow pinned against ribs and slid with all my weight on my arm/elbow for a long ways and it ground through at the edge of the armor. Not the suits fault. Actually REALLY common with all suits.

Outside of that, barely even sore

I use Dainese back and chest protectors, suit, and boots. Knox gloves so far. HJC RPS10 helmet. i have destroyed two helmets but not even a bit of dizzy, let alone a concussion.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #28
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I've owned white alpinestars leathers and didn't have any issues with keeping the white looking clean. I conditioned and washed my leathers each season.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #29
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

I've owned white suits and white/blue jackets and it's just like everyone has already said. It will be as clean as you want it to be. Monthly maintenance will have it looking perfect fine at 10 feet. After years of use the edge of the sleeve and the bottom of the belly will start to discolor. Unless you want it looking showroom new at all times it will be pretty low-maintenance.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:24 AM   #30
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Mine has been down twice over 100mph and one third gear highside... not a SINGLE blown stitch yet.

All of which the majority if not all of my sliding was on pavement.
I didn't go down in mine. Stitching started popping at the coccyx padding. I do understand that's nothing crucial, but I was a tad disappointed in Dainese after my previous Alpinestars suit
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:40 AM   #31
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

maybe it was a fluke flawed suit? I've seen many Dainese in the paddocks, all quality - never seen, or heard anyone speak of, stitching issues
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:45 AM   #32
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

Maybe. I'd buy Dainese again
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #33
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

Me too.

I love my Dainese suit. I haven't crash tested it yet (knock on wood) but i am sure it would hold up great.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #34
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

Ihave an astars white coat and white leather pants i just wipe them down twice a week with a damp cloth to keep lookin good.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:29 AM   #35
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

Here's something no one mentioned yet.

When I bought my white/black 2pc suit, I didn't hesitate and went to a big horse supply store in town.


I'm wearing it on a daily basis for street riding, especially at night

I grew up with horses, went on tournaments for show jumping. Lots of leather parts to clean in that sport!

The key thing is Leather Soap !!!


Looks just like a normal soap bar but this stuff doesn't dry the leather out as bad as any other household cleaning product or pure water.
http://www.applesaddlery.com/p-4485-...-soap-bar.aspx
Soap doesn't bleach, it just takes off the grease spots/dust/dirt. Cleans any color (kinda hard to see if black is clean).

For the times it Does feel a little rough and dry, I bought special leather conditioner. Can't be too greasy and should soak in just like a good body lotion does with our skin.
http://www.applesaddlery.com/p-1519-...n-hamanol.aspx

Don't forget. It's an extra pair of skin we put on in order to protect our own hide from major damage. But we still gotta take care of that skin like we would do it with ours (especially around winter).

On top of that the cleaning/conditioning process needs a good sponge that is fine pored and abrasive resistant. Cheap dollarstore sponges disintegrate. I abuse a Vileda sponge for that. Except for a few dark stains it still looks like new.


My tools are:
Old towel
Vileda Sponge
Bowl of water
Leather Soap
Leather Conditioner

Process of Cleaning:
Dampen Sponge in water bowl
Rub sponge Soap Bar until it foams white
Scrub the shit out of the stains on the leather

Dry off wet spots with the Towel immediately before the water penetrates the leather too much

After doing this to your pet peeve stains on the leather suit, use the clean washed and somewhat dry sponge to give the leather a very thin coat of conditioner. Might have to rub the shiny/greasy spots with the towel.

I clean a lot (once a month) since I got Blue/White gloves (Kangaroo palm) and white Rossi Colors A* SMX Plus boots.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #36
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

I use 303 aerospace on all my gear and it keeps it looking minty, it should also help with uv exposure related discoloration - you can buy it at napa and online. Make sure you spray it on a cotton pad and not on the leather directly or you'll end up wasting alot. I also use this stuff all over the bike and many other places.

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Old 11-29-2012, 02:42 AM   #37
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Re: Question for white leather wearers.

How to keep white leather clean? Don't buy white leather.
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