When it comes to caring for your BioThane gear with stainless steel and brass hardware, proper maintenance is key to ensuring their longevity and performance. These tips will help you keep them looking and functioning their best.
1. Cleaning BioThane
BioThane is a durable and waterproof material that is commonly used for dog collars, leashes, and horse tack. To clean BioThane, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth or sponge. For tougher stains or dirt buildup, you can use mild soap and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the material. Please note chemicals in topical tick preventative and your dogs natural oils in the fur can cause BioThane to stiffen up over time.
2. Maintaining Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is known for its corrosion resistance and durability. However not even stainless steel is 100% rust proof. Always rinse your gear after contact with saltwater. Our warranty does not cover broken clips or any other hardware due to rusting.
3. Polishing Brass Hardware
Our black and gold hardware are made of solid brass. Over time, brass can tarnish and develop a patina. To restore its shine, you can use a brass polish or a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda. Apply the polish or mixture to a soft cloth and gently rub the brass hardware until it shines. After polishing, make sure to rinse off any residue and dry the brass thoroughly.
4. Preventing Damage
While regular cleaning and maintenance can help prolong the life of your BioThane, stainless steel, and brass hardware, it's also important to take preventive measures to avoid damage. For BioThane, avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures or prolonged sunlight, as it can cause fading or cracking. For stainless steel and brass hardware, avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals or abrasive surfaces, as they can cause scratches or corrosion. We can't stress enough the need for rinsing your gear after being in contact with saltwater. Continued exposure to saltwater can cause the rivets to corrode and snap over time or the spring system inside the clips to break. These damages are not covered by our warranty.
5. Storing Properly
When not in use, it's important to store your BioThane gear properly to prevent damage. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. If possible, store them in a protective case or bag to prevent scratches or tarnishing.
By following these care tips, you can ensure that your BioThane gear remain in excellent condition for years to come. Remember, proper maintenance is the key to preserving their appearance and functionality.