How do I clean and care for a suede leather guitar strap?

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While stains on suede do not necessarily spell disaster, preventive care is the best way to keep your delicate suede items looking fabulous. Just think of the indelicate sport of football and its famous saying: "The best defense is a good offense." Step 1: Spray a recently purchased or recently cleaned suede item with one of the many products that protect against water damage and other stains. As with any fabric, test a small, unseen patch first. Step 2 Wear a scarf to protect the suede garment. The scarf can shield suede from hair products, sweat and makeup stains. Step3 Store suede items so that they can breathe. Avoid plastic bags, which prevent air circulation, and opt for a pillowcase instead to protect clothing from dust. When traveling, store shoes in cotton flannel shoe bags instead of plastic bags. Step 4 Keep suede away from light, which will fade the color, and damp conditions, which can encourage growth of damaging mold and mildew. Step 5 If suede clothes or shoes get wet, ...
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