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Nylon Whip Care

      If your whip gets dirty you can clean it with liquid dish soap like Dawn and worm water. Do not put the whip in a dish washer as the dish washing detergent is to acidic and will damage the nylon. Use a toothbrush to scrub the whip clean. Allow the whip to air dry.

      Do not leave the whip in direct sunlight for long periods of time as the UV rays of the sun will damage the nylon just like your skin after a long time of exposure.

      When the cracker or fall on your whip wears out or requires replacement, click on the Cracker-replacement link for instructions on how to replace the cracker.

      As always if you have any questions regarding the care of your whip or anything else related to my whips do not hesitate to contact me via email which is located on the Purchases page.

      High performance replacement crackers can be purchased from the Cracker page.

Leather Whip Care

    If your whip gets wet, allow it to air dry, do not apply heat to accelerate the drying process as this will damage the leather and cause the leather to crack. After the whip is dry apply a good quality leather dressing to the whip according to the instructions listed below. I recommend Montana Pitch-Blend. Do not use neat’s foot oil on your whip unless you are very experienced with its application, it is very easy to over apply and will oversaturate the leather with oil. When leather becomes oversaturate with oil the collagen fibers will tend to swell this weakens the fiber matrix allowing excessive elongation and premature tearing of the fibers. Always remember less leather dressing is always better than too much.

    Store your whip in a cool dry area with no greater than 60% relative humidity, damp humid conditions will foster mold growth and can cause the whip to rot. Be aware that abrasive surfaces will damage the leather of your whip, do not use your whip on paved or concrete surfaces, and if the surface will hurt your bare feet chances are it will hurt your whip also.

    If your whip gets dirty you can clean it with a good quality saddle soap and warm water. Use a sponge or soft brush to build lather with the saddle soap. Apply the lather to the whip with the sponge or the soft brush and scrub away the dirt. If hard stains are present a tooth brush can be used to scrub the stained area. Wet a rag and wring it out as much as possible wipe off the dirty lather with the damp cloth make sure to rinse the cloth out often and pay attention to remove the lather from the creases of the braid. After the whip has been cleaned and is still damp apply a light coat of leather dressing and allow the whip to air dry for 24 hours. After the whip is dry use a soft lint free cloth and remove any leather dressing that has not been absorbed in to the whip.

    From time to time you will need to apply good quality leather dressing to your whip to keep the leather supple and prevent the leather from drying out and cracking. A good sign that it is time to treat your whip with leather dressing is if you notice that the leather is becoming lighter in color or the leather seems to be drying out. It is highly recommended that you only apply leather dressing to a clean whip, if the whip is dirty the leather dressing will seal the dirt on the whip and over time this will damage the leather of the whip. To apply the leather dressing use your clean hands or a clean soft lint free cloth to apply a thin even cost of leather dressing over the entire whip. But don't overdo it too much of a good thing isn't good for your whip either. Allow the leather dressing to soak in to the whip after that use a clean soft lint free cloth to remove any leather dressing that was not absorbed in to the whip before you use the whip.

    When the cracker or fall on your whip wears out or requires replacement, click on the Cracker Replacement link for instructions on how to replace the fall or cracker.

    As always if you have any questions regarding the care of your whip or anything else related to my whips do not hesitate to contact me via email which is located on the Purchases page.

High performance replacement crackers can be purchased from the Cracker page.

 

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