How do I clean the greasy collar of a leather coat?

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  • Teri Teri on Sep 12, 2017
    Saddle soap.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Sep 13, 2017
    1. Moisten a damp cloth or sponge. ...
    2. Rub the cloth to create a lather. ...
    3. Wipe the collar with a clean, damp cloth to remove the soap residue. ...
    Treat the collar with a leather conditioner or oil to restore lost moisture and keep the jacket supple.

  • Hma14729524 Hma14729524 on Sep 13, 2017
    If it's greasy, before I tried anything with water, I'd try rubbing cornstarch into the collar and letting it sit overnight. Repeat if necessary. If you still need to wet it, I'd try rubbing in only the foam from something like saddle soap and follow it with a rub-in of corn starch. Let it dry thoroughly for several hours, then brush off with a soft brush or cloth. I used to design costumes for ballet and theater, and corn starch can work miracles without any harm! Hope this helps.
    Once, my son, who managed a bookstore, came to me with a white fake fur "Pat The Bunny" costume in horrible shape. He didn't want little ones near it because it was so gross. Some foam from dishwashing liquid, a lot of corn starch to dry in, a lot of vacuuming and brushing, but it was clean and good as new. Yes, I billed the company and got paid!

    • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 14, 2017
      I agree, cornstarch works well, and sometimes takes more than one application. If that isn't sufficient, you could also try a tiny bit of liquid castile soap and water. Dampen an old face cloth with it, and careful rub it on. Then wipe with a clean dry cloth.