I was given an old horse harness with brass bells attached, the kind you put on horses that pull sleighs. How can I clean the bells and renew or recondition the leather? I'd love to clean it up and use it for some sort of decoration.
By Louise from Harrisburg, PA
You got some great advice here, however do not soak your leather in oil. I am a retired Pony Club Mom and oil will rot the stitching on your harness. We always used a glycerin bar with a damp rag for cleaning. Oil will also darken leather and make it stretch when it shouldn't. Glycerin or the products mentioned here should give you a good result. Clean the brass with brass cleaner, or just soap and water and enjoy the patina. If you have a local tack shop they should be able to help you with ideas and product. Good luck!