Chilhowee handcrafted Mud Flaps are the finest quality:
1. We start by selecting
our hides by hand. That means we pay close attention to each
hide and handpick the best leather for the job - and only
the finest cuts are used.
2. Then Chilhowee artisans
cut out the mud flap template for your specific brand and
model from durable 8 oz full grain, specially tanned Buffalo
3. If you order studs,
we mark the mud flap for them (1 ¼-inch centers) and
then hand-mount the finest quality studs available, guaranteed
not to rust. You decide if you want studs!
4. Now a premium quality
concho, if that's on your option list, is positioned on the
leather and installed. You pick out which concho or none at
5. Next, we select another
super thick cut of the same hide and sew it to the underside
of the mud flap using rot-proof stitching to make your mud
flap stiff and extra durable. If you select edge piping, it
is sewn between the two layers of leather at this stage.
6. If you opt for the
hand-laced edges (our favorite), we mark the mud flap for
the locations of holes (1-inch centers), and punch each hole
by hand. Using 1/8-inch full grain leather lacing, the outside
edges of the mud flap are laced by hand to complete the look.
You decide what kind of edging!
7. Finally, your mud
flap is treated with Buffalo Butter Advanced Leather Conditioner
and 303 Anti-fade Protectant to give your motorcycle leather
product a great start at a long life!