Our gun belts are made of either high-quality leather or dense nylon, so they’re already built to last a long time. As with anything you wear frequently, it will need some TLC over its lifetime so it’s always safe to wear. Here’s how to care for your gun belt, based on what type of material it is.
Caring for leather gun belts:
- Keep it clean.
Cleaning your leather gun belt isn’t too difficult. Simply wipe it down with a damp cloth and allow it to dry completely. Be careful not to use too much water.
- Use leather conditioning products.
Leather conditioning products can prevent your leather belt from drying out and helps it repel dirt. Leather conditioning products should be used in moderation, otherwise, you could oversaturate the leather.
- Keep it dry.
Water tends to weaken leather, so be sure to avoid getting your leather gun belt wet. If it does get wet, remove the excess water and allow the belt to air dry until it’s back to normal.
Caring for nylon gun belts:
- Soak in soapy water.
Nylon is a very durable fabric, so you can clean your nylon gun belt with a bit of normal laundry detergent and warm water. Simply mix a small amount of detergent in a bucket of warm water and allow your belt to soak for a few hours.
- Scrub any difficult stains.
If there are still stains on the belt after soaking, use a toothbrush or some sort of soft-bristled scrubber to fully work the stain out. You can also use a stain remover product on difficult stains and rinse it off again, but you should always do a small spot test first if you’re not familiar with the product.
- Air dry after each wash.
Lay your gun belt out flat and allow it to air dry after you’re done washing it.