Got Rawhide? Then Ray Holes Leather Care Vaquero Rawhide Cream® is absolutely essential!
Developed in the 1970s, this rawhide cream is tried and true. Originally created to clean and condition rawhide, this multi-use product cleans, softens and protects to extend the life of your tack. This light leather and rawhide dressing is ideal for use on rawhide tack, saddle strings, car seats, brief cases, exotic leather boots, and more!
- Multi-Use Product Safe for Rawhide
- Cleans, Softens & Protects
- Light Dressing
Directions for Use:
Cleaning: Use a soft brush to remove buildup of dirt, dried sweat, hair, etc. Lather on a light coat Vaquero Rawhide Cream® with a little warm water. (Water temperature: if you can put your hand in the water, it's safe for cleaning rawhide. Up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.) Don't immerse the rawhide in water. Where the rawhide braid crosses, use a soft brush (tooth brush or nail brush) to work out the dirt. Rinse off with warm water. Wipe dry with a towel. Hang reins and let rawhide air dry in the shade. Do not dry rawhide in the sun or with direct heat.
Conditioning: After rawhide is dry, apply a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream® with a soft cloth, sheep skin swatch or with your hand. Using your hand to apply Vaquero Rawhide Cream® works well. The warmth of your hand helps distribute and penetrate the rawhide cream. It's best to use a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream® and add more later, if needed. It's not possible to tell how much of this rich dressing is being absorbed until the next day. Let reins hang straight overnight. Next day: Work in any excess conditioner with your hands, then buff with a soft, clean cloth or sheep skin swatch to remove any conditioner that isn't absorbed into rawhide. Apply more light coats of Vaquero Rawhide Cream®until reins are the softness you want.
Maintenance: After each ride, gently wipe off the buildup of dirt/sweat/hair/etc. with a soft cloth. If there is visible dirt and sweat, you can use warm water and a light lather of Vaquero Rawhide Cream® to clean — just be sure to let the rawhide slowly dry out of the sun after cleaning. Apply a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream® after cleaning to replenish and condition the rawhide.