I am a Member/Brother in a national U. S. Marine Corps motorcycle club called the “Leathernecks”.
I had just purchased some new leather motorcycle saddlebags. Saddlebags get wet so I thought I’d try something besides mink oil.
So far my limited personal experience has shown me that they appear highly resistant to water and much, much softer than they were prior to my treatment.
As you had indicated, the leather, old or new, should be cleaned as described so that no obstacle will be between the Leather Honey and the leather being treated. This obviously affects better absorption.
People who ride motorcycles take a lot of pride in their “bikes.” Almost all street bikes have saddlebags, some synthetic, most leather. I believe saddlebags should be a target market for “Leather Honey.”
I am a very satisfied Customer, and you can bet that when I run out of “Leather Honey” a reorder will be quickly forthcoming.