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    white seat turns blue after riding with jeans?

    any way to remove it? i really like the seat when its white... i dont have leather conditioner, ive used windex, baby wipes, and rubbing alcohol. any tips of what i can do ?

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    Bleach?

    Is it a leather saddle or some other material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjaykiller View Post
    any way to remove it? i really like the seat when its white... i dont have leather conditioner, ive used windex, baby wipes, and rubbing alcohol. any tips of what i can do ?
    Before you do anything, try Ivory Liquid dish soap.

    A) If you've used alcohol and windex already,try those again, using a clean white terry cloth. If you observe the color blue on the rag, after either application, continue to use that application repeatedly until the blue color has been completely removed.

    B) If A doesn't work, get a bottle of ammonia, and make a 1:5 dilution. That's 3 Tablespoons of ammonia for every 15 Tablespoons of water. Wipe the seat with this solution. If it comes off fast, then add more water. You want to remove it gradually.

    C) If B doesn't work, get a bottle of Shout. Spray Shout on the seat. Wait 10 minutes. Next wash the seat with Ivory Liquid soap and then rinse thoroughly.

    * Try these trials on an isolated portion of the seat that's not visible to the public, at first. If the above applications don't work, use a dilute solution of bleach. Once color is removed, either spray the seat with Scotch Guard, or find a replacement white seat that's easier to maintain its color. Next, either sell that white headache on ebay at a reduced price, or donate it!
    Last edited by SlimRider; 05-16-12 at 11:40 AM.

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    I don't mean to sound condescending, but it's a WHITE SEAT. What did you expect? There's a reason saddles are usually black.

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    To remove the blue dye from the saddle you have only have to go for a ride wearing white pants.
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    Get a black seat. Issue solve and never return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Bleach?
    Rather destructive. (Dilute it at least.)

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    Why are you riding in jeans? Try khakis.

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    You can also try any stain remover like a carpet cleaner. Also only use a bleach like Oxyclean not a clorox type.
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    I only ever ride in Black Bib Shorts. My white saddle has a blue tinge to it but it is cold over here. Tried a couple of cleaners and finished up using soap and water on the plastic saddle. That took some of the stain out but not all.

    Why worry- you should be sitting on the saddle and not looking at it.
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    I have cream leather in my car and nothing will shift my blue jeans stains from there. I have to re paint the seats every six weeks.

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    Try the automotive detailing product called, "Wesley's Blech-White". It's not bleach but a rather strong cleaner that brings good results. It is designed for cleaning the white letters on tires. I like it for cleaning grease, dirt and grime from my white riding shoes.

    Try it. You can find it at any Walmart or similar store for less than 5.00 usually.
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    I've never had this problem except once when wearing brand new jeans. I can't remember what I used to wipe it off with though. Maybe windex?

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