Product Care

JOHNNY REB
HEDON
WALDEN MILLER
REV’IT!
LIGHTMODE
GOGO GEAR
OLYMPIA MOTO SPORTS 
BLACK ARROW LABEL
BLACKBIRD MOTORCYCLE WEAR
OLEND BACKPACKS
78 MOTOR CO.
MOTOCHIC
TOBACCO MOTO WEAR
GASOLINA BOOTS




 





JOHNNY REB

How to care for your leather boots

Leather boots are an investment and proper care is essential to increase the lifespan of your footwear. Even the highest quality leather requires regular maintenance to put off natural deterioration. In an ideal world, you should clean your boots after every instance of wear. Wipe down your boots with a cloth whenever you take them off for the night. Store in a cool location away from a direct source of heat such as a heater or open fire. Force drying boots will crack the leather. If your boots are wet, allow them to dry completely before wearing them again. Apply protective treatment regularly using the methods we will go into further here.

Next, you will need to determine the type of leather on the boot.

  • Full grain: fully preserved natural marks and strongest type of leather
  • Nubuck: finer grain, velvet-like, sanded or buffed strong but soft material
  • Suede: soft, flexible and absorbent inner side of a hide
Leather can be greatly affected by both moisture and temperature levels. High temperature and low moisture will dry out and crack leather. Saturated leather will permanently warp the shape no matter how tough the type of leather. To maintain a good level of moisture, invest in a conditioning cream like the Australian Leather Seal we offer instore. Conditioners seal in a little bit of moisture to prevent cracking and increase flexibility. When applying conditioner pay special attention to areas that crease most such as the flex point of the toes. We advise using leather conditioner at least twice a year. Always read the instructions on whichever product you choose.
If your boots are muddy or dusty:
For full grain leather
  • Use a shoe brush to remove cakes of dirt
  • Remove the laces (can be washed separately eg in washing machine)
  • Use moisturising soap (eg Saddle Soap) to wash any remaining dirt
  • Wipe any remaining soap with a damp cloth
  • Allow the boot to dry naturally, preferably for at least 24 hours
  • Re-apply oil or polish to protect from future dirt- avoid stitching or laces which can be discoloured by polish.
  • Apply polish in circular movements and remove any excess
For suede or nubuck
  • Use a multi-purpose suede brush to remove loose dirt
  • Blot, never rub suede
  • For any stains use a suede/nubuck specific cleaner
  • Leave to dry and then brush with a clean suede brush
  • Spray with specific Nubuck & Suede Proof to waterproof the boot
If your boots get completely saturated in water:
  • Don’t take them off with the opposite foot as this can cause damage
  • Remove laces and insoles
  • Stuff the boots with newspaper and replace saturated newspaper until footwear is dry
  • Dry boots in front of a non-heated fan or hang them upside down
  • Do not dry the boots near a heat source as this will crack the leather
  • When the boots have dried completely, apply treatment
General Advice
    • Use a shoe horn to assist with putting on your boots as this helps to keep the heel from losing shape
    • Use a boot bag when you travel, to protect your boots
    • Never use normal soap on leather boots - it will dry out the leather

     





    HEDON

    • You have the option to purchase the HEDON Helmet Cleaning Kit which comes with cleanser, odour eliminator, leather cleaner and microfibre cloth to keep your helmet looking as good as new

     

        • When cleaning, only use warm water and neutral soap. Never use window cleaning products. In order to keep all parts of the helmets in their best condition, use a wet cloth to clean the chinstrap and other relevant areas
        • Never apply paints, sticker, petrol or other chemical solvents to the helmet and visor
        • For the cleaning of the matte helmet surfaces - usually water and neutral soap will suffice for cleaning the surface but for more stubborn stains cleaning alcohol and evenly applied pressure from a micro fibre cloth is quite effective
        • For the cleaning of the glossy helmet surfaces - water and neutral soap with a micro fibre cloth will suffice. For a good polish you can use car wax as all Hedon helmets are painted with the same painting and techniques of automobiles
        • For visor maintenance - clean with soapy water. DO NOT use any solvents. Note that with each and every clean it will affect the fog and scratch resistant on the visor
        • For hardware maintenance - if you are tired of the oxidised look of some of the hardware on your helmet you can polish them with a mixture of lemon and salt and gently rub all over the surfaces of the hardware. For the Epicurist/Heroine screws, make sure to remove the screws from the helmet for polishing and to make sure they are secured correctly and firmly back on the helmet after
      • For leather maintenance - you can apply leather conditioner or shoe polish for richer colour and protection
      • Heroine helmet visors should be left open when not in use to protect the leather




    WALDEN MILLER

    To clean your leather garment, sponge with a moist clean cloth dipped in warm soapy water. Detergent will take off stubborn stains but may also take away some of the dye, so should be avoided wherever possible.

    Wet leather should be dried naturally, as placed near a heater it will dry stiff and brittle.

    Leather dressing should be applied regularly and especially after the garment has been wet. Dressing softens the leather, helps keep dirt out of the pores and increases water resistance.

    Your garment will give you many years of service if you treat it with a little care.

     





    REV’IT!

    All REV’IT! products should be maintained regularly in order to ensure optimum performance and durability.  A label with wash and care instructions can be found inside all REV’IT! products as well as on the hangtag. Always follow these instructions.

    Leather Care

    • Always air out your leather garments after use
    • Never store leather in an airtight plastic bag or container
    • Never wash or dry clean leather
    • Do not expose leather to intense heat or prolonged direct sunlight
    • Always clean your leather thoroughly with special leather cleaner
    • Treat your leathers at least twice a year with special leather cleaner. This will help maintain the water and dirt resistant qualities of the material, as well as preserve that special leather smell
    • Use waterproof leather spray to preserve the material’s natural water-resistance and help protect against water and stains without compromising breathability

    Jeans Care

    • Wash denim garments separately and inside out
    • Remove armour before washing
    • Machine wash cold, the initial water temperature should not exceed 30ºC or 65-85ºF
    • For best results use a mild detergent and avoid using fabric softeners
    • Once clean always hang flat to dry
    • Do not use a dryer

    Gloves Care

    • If leather gloves become wet, dry them naturally. Do not wring them out
    • Do not place your gloves near a heater or in prolonged direct sunlight, as this will cause the leather to become stiff
    • Your gloves should not come into contact with solvents, petrol, or cleaning agents. This could alter the characteristic properties (like the colour) of the gloves
    • Clean your gloves by hand using a damp cloth and avoid hot water
    • Difficult stains could be removed with leather cleaner or textile wash
    • Store your gloves in a dry and well-ventilated place and make sure the gloves are completely dry before you store them

    Boots Care

    • Let wet boots dry naturally, keeping them at room temperature
    • Do not place your boots near a heater or in direct sunlight
    • Always dry and store your boots in a dry, well-ventilated space
    • Only clean and use your boots when they are dry inside and outside
    • Wash dirt and debris off the boots using a soft brush
    • Do not forget to clean the sole of the boot
    • To remove stains use a damp cloth
    • Difficult stains can be removed with leather cleaner
    • Treat leather boots regularly with leather conditioner
    • Zippers and buckles can be treated with silicone spray

     






    LIGHTMODE

    LightMode Kit Install in 60 seconds video

    Does it work in the rain?
    It is not recommended as the electronics are not waterproof. It's okay if you get caught in the rain, simply keep the device powered off and let it dry completely before turning it on.

    Is it legal?
    Every state/province has its own legislation when it comes to motor vehicles. The state of California does not consider the vehicle operator as part of the vehicle, so the laws that govern the lighting of a motor vehicle do not apply. Phone your local police department if you would like peace of mind before ordering. We are not responsible for any encounters you may come across with your local authorities.

    Is humming from the controller normal?
    Non-technical answer: Yes, but it is too quiet to hear while riding.
    Technical answer: The circuit runs on high frequency alternating current which causes harmonic vibrations in the electrical system. To us, it sounds like a quiet high pitched buzzing sound and it is completely normal.

    How long do the batteries last?
    Two, fully charged, NiMH rechargeable AA batteries can illuminate a helmet for 10-13 hours in constant mode, and much longer in the blinking modes. Standard AA alkaline batteries can also be used. Different AA batteries will sustain charge for different lengths of time. Use NiMh rechargeables for the best results.

    Is the LightMode kit a permanent modification?
    Yes, and for good reason. We opted for a more secure attachment method, over a more convenient one, to ensure the EL components won't fly off when travelling at high speeds.

    Are the kits compatible with modular helmets?
    Yes, just make sure to leave enough clearance for the chin piece when it flips up and to be mindful where to glue things down near the joint. It's best to test out your design with the PVC stickers provided before gluing everything down.

     

     





    GOGO GEAR

    • Wash in cold water only with a mild detergent
    • It is recommeneded that you hang to dry
    • You do not need to remove the protectors when washing the garment although it is recommended

     

     





    OLYMPIA MOTO SPORTS

    Do Not Dry Clean

    • Waterproof Exterior Shells and Rain Gear
      Hand wash cold - mild detergent - hang dry
    • Liners for Waterproof Exterior Gear
      Machine wash cold - gentle cycle - cool dryer setting
    • Transition and Mesh Tech Gear Shells
      Hand wash cold - mild detergent – hang dry
    • Liners for Transition and Mesh Tech Gear
      Hand wash cold - mild detergent - hang dry

     

     

     





    BLACK ARROW LABEL

    Care instructions can be found on the garments care label. For garments that specify dry-clean only, we recommend the use of a reputable dry cleaner. An alternative to this would be to cold hand wash or spot clean where possible.

     

     

     





    BLACKBIRD MOTORCYCLE WEAR

    Leather Items

    • Blackbird products are made from top grain cowhide.  As a natural product, it is similar to our own skin and a little care will extend the life of your jacket.
    • Clean dirt from your leather jacket when dry with a gentle brush or damp cloth when
    • If you live by the coast you may find salt causes leather to crack. This can also be cleaned with a damp cloth, then follow with a leather conditioner
    • If your jacket becomes wet, it needs to be dried out at room temperature. Use of hair dryers, clothes dryers or other sources of hot air directly on the jacket may cause it to shrink
    • Leather conditioners are great for softening, conditioning and repelling water on your leather jacket - Original Australian Leather Seal available via the Accessories Page
    • Please follow care tag instructions for further cleaning

    Textile items

    • Care labels can be found on the inside of the garments
    • Please remove the armour from the velcro pockets should you wish to place the jackets in a washing machine
    • Use gentle cycle only
    • Armour does not need to be removed for hand washing

     

     

     





    OLEND BACKPACKS

    The best way to clean the backpacks is using a soft brush when dry. Use warm water and laundry soap avoiding the leather parts.

     

     

     





    78 MOTOR CO.

    All gloves can be treated with leather protector/beeswax products, this protects and enhances the original patina (and smell!)

    When leather is looking worn, warm them up in the sun if you can to open the pores of the leather, and then apply Original Australian Leather Seal with a rag in a circular motion and once soaked in your can buff off with a clean rag. They will look like new again!

     

     





    MOTOCHIC

    Leather

    The Lauren Bag is made of durable, lightweight polyester, leather, and a PU coated interior for water resistance and protection against spills/stain.

    To clean the polyester, nylon straps, and PU coated interior, wipe gently with a damp towel. We recommend good quality leather cleaner for the leather components.

    Vegan

    Clean by wiping gently with a damp towel.

     

     





    TOBACCO MOTO WEAR

    Tobaccos are made to get better with wear

    Breaking In

    The denim is hefty, raw and unwashed. You may find them stiff or even restricting at first, especially if you are used to lightweight, stretch denim. Don’t panic. As you wear your jeans, they’ll stretch in the areas you need more room and will become more form fitting where you need less. The fabric will soften and fade over time. This is the beauty of raw fabric. Every fade, fold, and line, will be entirely self-inflicted. Your Tobaccos will be unlike any other pair.

    Soak or No Soak

    Some “denim-heads” pre-soak their jeans to get rid of any excess dye and shrinkage early, then wear the jeans at least 6 months before the next wash. Others prefer to wear jeans raw for 6 months, or as long as possible before washing to get high-contrast fades. In my experience both can work. Though cold water is always recommended, warm water can be used if you want more shrinkage.

    Washing

    When it comes to washing raw denim, the consensus is, less is more. Wear your jeans often; wash when needed. It’s not unusual for raw jeans to go 4-6 months between washes. Depending on how often you ride or wear your Tobaccos you may need even less. When you wash denim, the water washes out some of the dye. The loose dye then transfers to lighter areas that have faded. The more you wash, the more dye you loose and transfer, resulting in a flat, monochromatic look, rather than the contrasting dark and lighter shades you get with natural wear and limited washes.

    Though raw jeans are machine washable, many denim-heads prefer to hand wash gently, inside out, in a tub of cool water, with “dark” detergent made to wash colors and prevent dye loss. Then hang dry.

    Shrinkage & Bleed

    In the world of raw denim, shrinkage is one of many factors that make theses jeans fit like none you have ever owned. Our denims are Sanfordized and 100% cotton, they will shrink 3-5% after the first wash, most of that in length.

    After washing, jeans will feel tighter at first, but cotton has some natural stretch and will loosen up after a couple wears. This has been accounted for in our design.

    Before the initial wash, dye may “bleed” or transfer onto other materials and fabrics, particularly when wet. Take care to not accidentally stain something you touch or sit on.

    Shrinkage can be avoided by dry cleaning.

     

     





    GASOLINA BOOTS

    We recommend you use a shoe horn to put the boots on as although they will fit perfectly they will be stiff to put your foot in at first.

    For the boots with zip closure, this will make the entry into the boots especially easier and will protect your socks from snagging on the zippers. Make sure that the protective leather strip is between the zipper and your leg. The leather and zips will be stiff as they are new, as you break them in, putting the boots on will become easier. 

    Boots Care

    • Let wet boots dry naturally, keeping them at room temperature
    • Do not place your boots near a heater or in direct sunlight
    • Always dry and store your boots in a dry, well-ventilated space
    • Only clean and use your boots when they are dry inside and outside
    • Wash dirt and debris off the boots using a soft brush
    • Difficult stains can be removed with leather cleaner
    • Treat leather boots regularly with leather conditioner
    • We recommend The Original Australian Leather Seal which is available on our Accessories page