Please be sure to read ALL
instructions before attempting to clean your belt!!
AND CARING FOR THE PLATES:
In most cases a soft, lint free cloth
will do the trick to keep your new belt looking good. If it has been
handled excessively and needs more than just a soft cloth, use a
spray-on window cleaner such as Windex, this will do the trick and
will not damage your plating. If you have a gold or dual plated
belt, then you should not use polishes of any kind, only the window
cleaner. Polishes WILL DAMAGE or REMOVE
all your gold plating!!! We will NOT be responsible for repairing
these damages or any other abuse free of charge. If your belt is
only plated in nickel, the window cleaner should still do the trick,
but I also recommend Mother’s brand Mag & Aluminum polish if you
have let your belt get dull by not keeping it clean. The trick is to
use it sparingly and not let it get deep into the etched grooves of
your belt where it will be hard to remove. Once again, that advice
is ONLY for nickel plated belts!! Mother’s brand
polish WILL remove the gold on your dual or gold
plated belts so DO NOT use it on them!!!
AND CARING FOR THE LEATHER:
Leather care for black leather is
simple: If you do not abuse your belt then you should not worry
about the leather care for black leather belts. I have an original
black belt strap that is 16 years old and it has never been re-dyed.
If your belt is white or any other bright color, be sure to not let
anything come in contact with it that will show up on it. Bright
colors will wear much easier and the acrylic dyes used usually show
some cracking up close. This is normal. If you use any type of
cleaner to try to clean an acrylic dyed strap, you will most likely
smear the color of the strap. This includes window cleaner that can
be used on the plates. DO NOT let it get on your
brighter colored straps, only on the plates.
STORING THE BELT:
DO NOT LEAVE THE BELT IN THE VELVET BAG
Use the bag for transport and buffing the plates and
leather. Your belt can get wet with sweat and water. Storing the
belt in the bag can lead to fungus and damage to the leather and
plates. Let air get to the belt after use and keep it clean.
Follow the instructions above and you should be able to easily keep
your belt looking great!!!