We make all of our collars and leashes with genuine BioThane® Beta 520 material.
It is weather, mud and waterproof and easy to clean with just a little soap and water.
We recommend that you do not machine wash your leashes or collars as the hardware may scratch during the process.
How to clean - in 5 easy steps
1. Put your leash or collar in the sink and get some soap and a non abrasive sponge ready.
2. Run some warm water and use the soap to make a nice bubble bath for your leash/collar.
Do not use hot water as it may affect the thread locker which secures the screws.
Use the sponge to wipe off any dirt on your leash.
3. Marvel at the ease of cleaning and the comparison from dirty to clean.
4. Remove the leash from the water and dry off with a rag or towel.
5. And voila! You should have restored your vibrant and colourful leash.
Light coloured BioThane® that is matched with brass hardware may slightly discolour the BioThane® over time due to the natural tarnishing of brass over time.
These stains can be lightened with a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda or salt. Make a paste and apply it with a soft cloth to the areas you wish to lighten. Rinse off and repeat where necessary then dry with a cloth.
We also recommend that you give your BioThane® product a rinse after it has been used in saltwater.
Do not try to open / unscrew the Chicago screws on your collar. They have been permanently secured with threadlocker. Unscrewing them will affect the integrity of the collar and void your warranty for manufacturers defects.
If you would like for us not to secure your screws, let us know via email at [email protected] prior to ordering.
Special Care for Neon Colours:
It is possible for some BioThane® neon colours to bleed onto other colours so it is best to store them apart if possible.
You can read more at https://www.biothane.us/faqs/biothane-faqs
For the Hardware:
Brass plated, nickel plated and even stainless steel hardware may rust over time if left in the elements for too long. Rainbow, rose gold and black hardware can lose colour over time. Other than the brass, stainless steel hardware, the rest are made of zinc alloy, rust-resistant & functional.
To keep your hardware looking nice and shiny for as long as possible:
Dry or hang to dry after it has been used in wet conditions.
Do not clean with a wire brush or tools that may remove the coating.
Do not machine wash as it may scratch the hardware.
Brass inevitably tarnishes and patinas over time. To restore its shine use the mixture mentioned above of lemon juice and baking soda or salt. Make a paste and apply with a cloth to the areas you wish to lighten. Rinse off and repeat where necessary, then dry with a cloth to make a type specimen book.