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    seeking help on caring for Atlantis 4 suit

    Hi all,

    as the Atlantis is a leather suit, I presume - like all leathers - it needs occasional caring for. And I don't mean just a cleaning, but proper care as in preventing the leather "ageing" if you know what I mean?

    Like you should take good care for a pair of walking boots, where you impregnate the boots, not only to keep the boots watertight, but also to keep the leather supple and thus preventing from developing cracks and what not.

    So: what's the correct, or commonly accepted way to go about taking care of the atlantis 4 suit?

    Sorry if this question is allready asked, maybe some pointers then to the relevant thread.

    Thanks a bunch!

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    get some leather care from your local bike shop and follow the instructions on the bottle clean and feed

    always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else.

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    I've an Atlantis III. I know that the IV is a little different in that it doesn't have separate GoreTex liners but the leather seems to be the same.

    All I've ever done with mine is chuck it in the washing machine, it always looks like new after a wash and it's never needed any special leather treatment.

    I'd be wary about using anything on the outer that wasn't BMW recommended (they do some stuff for it but I've never bothered).

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    The jacket can be machine washed , using a detergent sold by BMW .
    Warning :there are 2 kits , both are labeled as leather cleaning products ,but one kit is especially designed for the Atlantis range.
    I completely f***ed up my jacket using the wrong stuff. I shall post the offending part number.
    Keep It moist
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltan View Post
    The jacket can be machine washed , using a detergent sold by BMW .
    So can the strides. I use mine more than the jacket and they get washed quite frequently.

    I've got some of that jollop somewhere, I used it once, it didn't seem to work any better than a non-bio washing liquid (and the non-bio stuff hasn't harmed my suit).

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    The best stuff I've found for leather gear in general (not specifically an Atlantis suit) is called Effax Lederbalsam. I got it from my local tack shop, kind of a Hein Gericke for horses. It rubs in on a cloth and leaves the leather with a wet, greasy finish for about 24 hrs and is gradually absorbed in. Leaves the leathers supple and relatively waterproof.

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    Here is a link to the product ,there is the equivalent in the UK different part number. You will notice in the drop down menu there are 3 different detergents and a spray.
    I had the nappa version detergent, for the Atlantis you need the one labeled nubuck hence the disaster.

    http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/motor...ems-p-199.html
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    Thanks for the tips, all.

    I think I will opt for the "safe" bet and go for the BMW product. The Atlantis cost me enough to be a bit anal about the stuff I put on it, or wash it in.

    About keeping it moist: that's not too difficult in Belgium, don't you worry .

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gert View Post
    Hi all,

    as the Atlantis is a leather suit, I presume - like all leathers - it needs occasional caring for. And I don't mean just a cleaning, but proper care as in preventing the leather "ageing" if you know what I mean?

    Like you should take good care for a pair of walking boots, where you impregnate the boots, not only to keep the boots watertight, but also to keep the leather supple and thus preventing from developing cracks and what not.

    So: what's the correct, or commonly accepted way to go about taking care of the atlantis 4 suit?

    Sorry if this question is allready asked, maybe some pointers then to the relevant thread.

    Thanks a bunch!
    I am looking at the care instructions for the Atlantis 4, which appear different to the Atlantis 3.

    They say do not wash and ...... "every 2-3 years, return the garment to the leather manufacturer for special treatment. Your BMW dealer will be happy to provide advice." You can also get advice from the specialists at BMW UK.

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    Good post here...

    http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/ridi...ditioning.html

    Top product leatherique, check out youtube, lots of videos online.

    Use leatherique to clean & nourish, then Scotchguard with nubuck waterproofer

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerboy9 View Post
    I am looking at the care instructions for the Atlantis 4, which appear different to the Atlantis 3.

    They say do not wash and ...... "every 2-3 years, return the garment to the leather manufacturer for special treatment. Your BMW dealer will be happy to provide advice." You can also get advice from the specialists at BMW UK.
    Where are you seeing these instructions? Both my Atlantis 4 jacket and pants say gentle, cold machine wash on the sewn-in label. Unfortunately the rest of the labels' printing is worn off and i am not sure if they list recommendations about detergents. I have the spray-on waterproofing from BMW to treat it with after washing. I'm also not concerned about cleaning the outer surface, it is the interior that is quite funky from recent summer trips...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Coyote View Post
    Where are you seeing these instructions? Both my Atlantis 4 jacket and pants say gentle, cold machine wash on the sewn-in label. Unfortunately the rest of the labels' printing is worn off and i am not sure if they list recommendations about detergents. I have the spray-on waterproofing from BMW to treat it with after washing. I'm also not concerned about cleaning the outer surface, it is the interior that is quite funky from recent summer trips...
    My Atlantis 4, bought in late 2016, says "Do not wash" on the sewn in label. My jacket says "Made in Bosnia" - is yours from another European country?

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    Send it off too either scrubbers or Sketchly (at a local Sainsbury's) to get it cleaned. Won't cost that much and if it goes tits up, you've someone to claim against for a new one.

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