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Old 11-11-2018, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default Seasoning a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag

Hello Pipers,


yesterday a good friend installed a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag in my pipes. It is the first time in my piping career that I change to a leather bag . We treated the bag with primer. After the treatment we put corks into the stocks and blew the bag up. At that moment the bag was pretty much airtight. My good friend told me I have to season the bag with Gannaway dressing. But I have got only the Robertson seasoning. So in case of being airtight already I have two question:


1) Do I have to use dressing at all?

2) Is Robertson suitable for dressing a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag?



All the best


Matthias
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Seasoning a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag

Gannaway’s seasoning is very different from Airtight. I am not familiar with Robertson but if it’s yellow and smelly like Airtight, instead of clear like Gannaway’s I wouldn’t use it.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: Seasoning a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag

Iirc Gannaway directions state to use the primer initially....then season ( with their product) at a future date when needed.

So...you’ve adequate time to prudently get the Gannaway seasoning to follow the makers directions.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:29 AM   #4
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My understanding is Gannaway primer is for sealing and their seasoning/dressing is for moisture control (and further airtightness).
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Seasoning a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag

Yup, seasoning for moisture control and extra air tightness. I've only used Highlander seasoning (their brand ). According to the web site, always keep a film of seasoning in the bag. For me that works out to a capful or so every 3-4 weeks. pretty easy.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:41 PM   #6
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Default Re: Seasoning a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag

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Hello Pipers,


yesterday a good friend installed a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag in my pipes. It is the first time in my piping career that I change to a leather bag . We treated the bag with primer. After the treatment we put corks into the stocks and blew the bag up. At that moment the bag was pretty much airtight. My good friend told me I have to season the bag with Gannaway dressing. But I have got only the Robertson seasoning. So in case of being airtight already I have two question:


1) Do I have to use dressing at all?

2) Is Robertson suitable for dressing a Gannaway Cowhide Zipper Bag?



All the best


Matthias
Don't use the Robertson seasoning - it needs to be heated and plays havoc with the glued seams on the bag itself. This is straight from Scotty at Gannaway. I would add a layer of Gannaway seasoning asap after applying the primer
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