Gannaway Leather Bag Primer

Gannaway Leather Pipe Bag Primer is a specially formulated primer for new hide leather pipe bags. In particular, the Gannaway Hide Pipe Bag.

Before priming a leather bag it is adviseable to take the bagpipes apart. Take the 3 drones, the chanter and the blowstick out, take the bag cover off and insert a Large Rubber Bung in to the top of each of the stocks except the chanter stock as this is where the primer will be poured into the bag.

Priming the pipe bag is done in exactly the same way as seasoning a pipe bag.

Hold the bag by the chanter stock and cradle the bag against your shoulder, upside down, gently pour the contents of the bottle into the bag. This will allow the primer to rest inside the neck of the bag first which is where it is hardest to rub in. Once it has rested there for about 30 seconds then let the primer run down into the main body of the bag. Try to avoid the drone stocks at this point. You don't want primer run into the stocks if you can help it. If the bag has zip access then it will obviously be a lot easier to apply the primer by hand and also insert rubber bungs into the bottoms of the stocks to avoid the primer running into them.

At this stage, inflate the pipe bag and roll it around several times to allow the primer to coat the full interior surface of the bag. After this is finished, attempt to pour out any excess primer by hanging the bag upside down for a few minutes and letting it drip out of the chanter stock. Then leave the bag to dry out for at least 6 hours.

Finally clean out the bore of each of the stocks with a cloth to ensure that no excess primer gets on to the reeds.

The bag has to be seasoned after this process with either Highlander Pipe Bag Dressing or Airtight Seasoning

Put the pipes back together and play.

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