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Old 11-17-08, 03:18 PM   #1
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Leather saddle repair

Is there a way to maintain the leather without having black stuff rub off on my arse?
I got this saddle for 15 bucks and im pretty certain its worth a bit more.
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It is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. So it is still a $15 saddle. It is too worn to be worth much more than that, IMO.
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true but is there anyway to work the leather? so i can pretend its worth more
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Your reply made me laugh.

Neatsfoot oil treats old leather well, and protects it from further cracks. I have yet to use it on a saddle. Used it on baseball mitts and biker jackets, as well as vintage paratrooper boots.

Are you looking to spruce it up for sale? If so, you might wanna leave it unmolested. You mentioned getting black stuff on your butt, so I assume you're keeping it for awhile.
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You could try something like this http://leatherrenew.homestead.com/ I would stay away from leather softeners because it will only soften the leather and not really bring the black back as much as a die would. You could also check auto parts stores. I have seen leather dies in them before for cars interiors. But when you are adding color to leather, eventually the color will come back off onto your jeans as you sweat and ride. Just wear dark pants or shorts when you ride and it will be less noticeable.
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lexol cleaner and conditioner .
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