As a first step we recommend cleaning all non-sueded and leather surfaces occasionally with a bar of Fiebing's Glycerine Saddle Soap. A bar of this professional soap will last most people many years as it doesn't take much to get the job done. It is a good stand alone product to use on elephant and cape buffalo leathers. Once applied and allowed to dry, a light buffing will bring out a nice shine on the surface of the leather. Also very good for ostrich.