Leather Mate Neutral
Leather Mate Neutral
Leathermate is an Italian made award winning product that has developed a strong global following in the equine market.
It cleans nourishes shines and protects in a single fast and easy application.
Neutral is suitable for all colours of smooth finished leather.Â
The principal ingredients of Leather Mate are carnauba wax and lanolin.
Carnauba wax is produced by the leaves of the Carnauba Palm to protect the plant against the intense heat harsh sunlight humidity and constant moisture characteristic of the harsh equatorial climate of South America.
Carnauba has a very strong grain structure and is the hardest wax known to man (pure carnauba in its natural state is harder than concrete). When exposed to water carnauba wax swells and closes its pores. Any surface coated with carnauba wax will be similarly protected.
It is this property that gives Leather Mate its "breathable" water protection. In dry weather it allows the leather to breathe normally. But when it rains or the leather gets wet the carnauba wax swells and blocks out the water. Carnauba is incredibly durable and dries to a deep natural shine (in contrast to bees wax paraffin and many synthetic waxes which tend to cloud and occlude). Furthermore whilst beeswax melts at a relatively low 62 degrees Celsius carnauba wax has a softening range of 83-84 degrees Celsius making it especially suitable for use in very hot climates.
Due to its many desirable qualities carnauba wax is typically found in deleted/products such as: cosmetics food pharmaceuticals floor waxes shoe and furniture polishes leather goods and treatments dental waxes rubber goods and many other diverse applications.
Lanolin is the oily secretion that sheep release from their skin as a defence against environmental extremes. It is extracted from shorn wool and is manufactured entirely without harm to animals.
Lanolin is white and odourless has excellent emulsifying properties and is unlikely to turn rancid. Due to its powers of penetration its favourable softening range and its ability to supply body to the dressing lanolin provides an ideal base for leather treatments.
Through centuries of use lanolin has proven to be a wonderful emollient with highly desirable qualities in replacing oils leached through environmental harshness. Just as lanolin acts as a waterproof raincoat to the animal it imparts some of this benefit to leather goods.
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Orders under $150 will incur a shipping charge of $15.
Goods will be sent via Australia Post Express satchels, where possible.
Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery of in-stock items within Australia once your goods have been dispatched. When an item is out of stock or not available, we will advise you of any delay.
We do not accept international orders via this website - please contact us directly if you would like to enquire about international orders.
We are happy to refund or exchange full priced items that are returned to us in the original, packaged and unused condition within 21 days from the date of receipt. We are unable to offer return or refund for sale items. Please contact us to arrange an exchange or refund on (02) 9651 2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Saddle Purchases: If the saddle you choose is not the right fit for you or your horse, we can work with you to organise collection, exchange or refund subject to a $100 restocking fee.
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