Squeaky leather

Discussion in '1911 Carry' started by RMF308, Feb 24, 2019.

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  1. RMF308

    RMF308 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 15, 2019
    Has anyone ever have an issue with squeaky belt/holster leather like I do? I use a Kramer horsehide leather belt and find that it’s pretty loud no matter what holster (horse or cow) interfaces with it. I imagine that it’s the wax top coat on the belt that is causing it, or perhaps the tightness of the rig that I’m wearing. Any hack solutions for loud gunleather?
     
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  2. DMiller

    DMiller Well-Known Member

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    Apr 29, 2012
    I’ve used powder (talc, baby powder, something like that) to take the squeak out. Just a little bit on the contact points.
     
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  3. dash

    dash Well-Known Member

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    Apr 3, 2016
    Carbona shoe wax (clear color) on the contact points. Occasional re-application may be required but it’s quick and effective.

    Renaissance Wax may work just as well as wax and I bet the talc powder idea above will too.
     
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  4. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I have Kramer belt and horsehide holsters....and never had a squeak issue...??

    I suggest you call or email Kramer...see what they recommend.../ they should be open around 9am west coast time on Monday / but there is a link to ask questions too if you google them...( I like the baby powder idea...)...
     
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  5. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I find squeeky leather comforting, knowing what is in it
     
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  6. khend1

    khend1 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2013
  7. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    I have at least 15 Kramer Horse holsters and a belt and I use the Carnauba wax I use on my cars and trucks. It is real 100% in a cake. (Pinnacle Souveran Carnauba) This and it just takes a tiny bit fixes it. This is not the stuff at PEP boys so make sure it is real wax not a chemical called wax lol.
     
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  8. skipper49

    skipper49 Member

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    Jul 4, 2018
    Glad I stumbled on this thread, as I’m an old man, but I gone to wearing Kydex a good bit of the time simply because I sound like a Rocky Mountain pack mule, walking down the hallway of my office, when wearing leather. Kinda hard to go incognito.
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  9. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    Milt Sparks recommends Renaissance Wax. I've been using it for years, including on my Kramer horsehide. Just a little goes a long way.
     
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  10. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Yep that would be just the ticket as well!!!!
     

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