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Old 01-02-10, 01:47 AM   #1
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Haha color change on my new seat

Picked up a new white Soma saddle and after only a couple days of use its now dyed a faint blue from my jeans... This annoys me, a lot.

Any way to clean this off and go back to my puurty white seat?



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Old 01-02-10, 01:49 AM   #2
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Either don't have a white saddle or wear white pants when riding.
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Old 01-02-10, 01:55 AM   #3
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dont have a white saddle, eh? great idear.
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There are all kinds of cleaning products (and bleach as a last resort), but unless you're going to stop wearing blue jeans when you ride, or buy a seat cozy, this is going to be a recurring issue, so you might want to make peace with it, and not let it annoy you "a lot".
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Old 01-02-10, 05:08 AM   #5
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I never wear jeans and my white Regal is still white. Don't use straight bleach on a synthetic seat or it'll get all dried out and start cracking.
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try one of those bleach pens.
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ive have a white soma okami saddle for months now. i use mr clean magic erasers. youll be surprised at how well they work. saddle looks new after every cleaning
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I never wear jeans and my white Regal is still white. Don't use straight bleach on a synthetic seat or it'll get all dried out and start cracking.
Hmmm, I think bleach is only okay for a leather saddle when immediately after you apply it that you apply some leather treating/restoring products on the leather to restore the moisture.... you can find it at furniture shops that sell leather sofas and etc.....


And honestly in my opinion, Soma should start developing some of their own saddles instead of making knock - offs..... I had some hahas when I saw Soma's "Ta-bo" saddle the other day at my LBS, you have to be honest the logos are in the exact same font and in the same places as a real one!
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ive have a white soma okami saddle for months now. i use mr clean magic erasers. youll be surprised at how well they work. saddle looks new after every cleaning
mr. clean magic erasers are amazing. I used them to get 20 years of dirt out of my bmw e30's interior. should work on a saddle.
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Bleach on leather is most likely okay. Soma saddles are synthetic.
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Mr. Clean's magic eraser.
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Isopropyl alcohol. Works every time.
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Magic Eraser. I used it for white handlebar tape, made it look new. Stuff is awesome.
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magic eraser. works like a super fine sand paper.
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