Kiwi Boot Polish for leather saddlebags? - Harley Davidson Forums

Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Touring Models
Log In 


Touring Models Road King, Road King Custom, Road King Classic, Road Glide, Street Glide, Electra Glide, Electra Glide Classic, and Electra Glide Ultra Classic bikes.
Sponsored by: Fuel Moto USA

Kiwi Boot Polish for leather saddlebags?

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-02-2010, 07:18 PM
PKellyMc PKellyMc is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest; I'm a Beacon of Conservatism in a Sea of Liberals
Posts: 2,444
Send a message via Yahoo to PKellyMc
Question Kiwi Boot Polish for leather saddlebags?

I just washed down the RKC's bags and I'm waiting for them to dry. I was planning on hitting them with Kiwi Boot Polish, applied with a bristle-brush and then a polishing cloth. In the mean time, I thought I'd run the idea up the flagpole here and see if anyone salutes it.

Comments, recommendations, warnings, etc.? T-I-A.


.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-02-2010, 07:23 PM
QQVEPY QQVEPY is offline
New Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 46
Default

It works great on all kinds of leather products. It can be quite labor intensive with something the size as saddle bags. When in boot camp, we had to use the neutral Kiwi to wax our floors.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-02-2010, 07:57 PM
kbarreraj kbarreraj is offline
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 34
Default

my girl had the idea for our work boots and we mix kiwi black and huberds shoe grease together not only does it shine but waterproofs and conditions also....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-02-2010, 07:58 PM
PKellyMc PKellyMc is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest; I'm a Beacon of Conservatism in a Sea of Liberals
Posts: 2,444
Send a message via Yahoo to PKellyMc
Default

Well, the bags are dry and I see no negatives...gonna have at it with the Kiwi. I'll add an update when the results are in.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-02-2010, 07:58 PM
pbsdaddy pbsdaddy is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,571
Default

Try Doc Bailey"s. I've seen them selling their stuff at almost every rally I have gone to. It does work, for shoes and boots anyway. It does, as they say, waterproof the leather. It isn't high gloss, but it will bring back the color.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-02-2010, 08:11 PM
watercop watercop is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 154
Default

I use Doc Baileys on m RKC bags...works much better than shoe polish as it is an actual dye. Harey has come out with a similar product as well
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-02-2010, 08:21 PM
IndyClassic IndyClassic is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kingman, AZ
Posts: 2,949
Default

My wife used on her RKC bags yesterday and looks great. I told her just to Pledge mine. More due to late in the evening and we had been working on them all day, me wrenching then her cleaning.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-02-2010, 08:45 PM
redhwk44 redhwk44 is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: iowa
Posts: 1,209
Default

I used Redwing Oil on my RKC. It waterproofed them and made them a deep dark black. No shine but not flat black either. I would worry about all the black polish you will transfer every time you brush up against them. To each their own. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-02-2010, 08:53 PM
bruce sg08 bruce sg08 is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posts: 672
Default

If you read this before you start, hit with bristle brush with kiwi on it, when polishing it out you actually rub it in using water on your rag, keep rag wet just don't drench it to wear it soaks in. Work it in, even spray a little water on the bag this way when done you won't have any that rubs off on anything. Then end with polishing with a pair of your wifes nylons. Dry no water with nylons. Nylons will work great, and can be used by itself down the road to just buff back to a shine. Labor intensive for sure but will look nice and hold for a good while.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-02-2010, 09:52 PM
sonar_chris sonar_chris is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,773
Chris Johnson
Send a message via Yahoo to sonar_chris
Default

Kiwi is good for your leather bags. I used to use it all the time on my Boss Bags. In fact, they came with a tin of Kiwi shoe polish. All I ever did was use the small round brush to apply the polish and then the big brush to work it into a nice shine.
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
P
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning Boots Raider Dana General Harley Davidson Chat 30 09-20-2011 07:24 AM
My Rain Vision Discovery! Quadancer General Topics/Tech Tips 3 08-01-2011 08:31 AM
Kiwi Indian? IronAss General Harley Davidson Chat 5 10-20-2008 01:48 PM
Shoe polish on the saddle bags sonar_chris General Harley Davidson Chat 9 08-10-2008 11:18 PM


Tags
bag, boot, boots, good, kiwi, leather, motorcycle, oil, pa, polish, saddlebag, saddlebags, shoe, transfer, works

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 AM.