Stage One: Clean the Interior
When confronted with the idea of cleaning their motorcycle jacket, most people picture themselves diligently cleaning the exterior of the item. Whenever they do this, however, they are leaving out an important part of the process: Cleaning the interior of the jacket. Sure, the interior of a jacket may not be as vulnerable to exterior elements such as dirt, grime, spills, stains and debris. However, it can be very much affected by your own sweat, the oil of your skin and other substances. For that reason, the first thing you should do when setting out to clean your leather jacket is taking care of its interior.
1. Remove the Interior: Hopefully, the interior of your jacket will be a removable one. Being able to remove the interior makes the whole process a lot easier. This type of interior is very common in leather race suits. However, there are other types of leather jackets that feature removable interiors.
2. Air it Out: Whether your leather jacket has a removable interior or not, it's necessary to air it out before proceeding with the next step. If it's removable, simply hang the interior in a well-aired room for a few hours. If it's not, however, try turning the jacket inside out before hanging it in a well-aired room.
3. Use De-Salter Spray: As previously mentioned, the salt that accumulates on the leather of a jacket can create ugly and unsanitary stains to appear. In order to get rid of this pesky salt, simply spray the de-salting solution liberally all over the interior of the jacket. Remember that, by this point, either the interior should have been removed or the jacket should have been turned inside out. Once you have applied the product generously on it, leave the jacket out to dry for a few more minutes.