My Garmin has a leather strap. I put olive oil in my bath (along with the Badedas of course!). A residue is left on my skin - that’s the point. It appears it has combined with sweat when I run, and now my watch strap smells like mayonnaise. Obviously the usual wipe down of the strap with a damp cloth after running hasn’t been enough. Any ideas how to clean it without ruining the leather?
Oh yuck! : My Garmin has a leather strap. I... - Bridge to 10K
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There's a couple of things I'd recommend
1. Sprinkle it with baking soda, seal in a ziploc bag and leave overnight.
2. Make a solution of vodka or distilled white vinegar and water and either spray or rub this onto the leather then leave to dry - you should probably do a spot test first just in case this does anything funny to the leather.
Tried and tested by me when I was sick on an unwashable jacket, but your mileage may vary!
Oh poor you! I’m glad I’ve got the rubbery strap now although I curse it’s sweatiness sometimes it IS easy to clean
Ive got a rubbery strap too, but I only wear it for swimming as it’s too tight on one hole, too loose on the next and won’t stretch 🙁
Maybe rub with bees wax? Will also keep it supple
Given FlickM3's recently-declared interest in "running gear", any mention of rubbing anything with bees' wax should be taken with caution. She is only a hair's breadth away from a Magistrate's Court at this point These interests do rather pile up and can be misinterpreted by an eagle-eyed law enforcer...
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