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Renewing a Brooks leather saddle?

Old 07-22-09, 08:26 PM
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Renewing a Brooks leather saddle?

I have a Brooks Professional saddle that is a bit worn around the edges.



Is there any way to get this looking good again?

Thanks,
Ian
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Old 07-22-09, 09:09 PM
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That's how they are supposed to look!
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Old 07-22-09, 09:32 PM
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A friend of mine does leather work. If you're interested, I can you get in touch with him and see what he has to say on the matter. Though, my inclination is to agree with Machka, that's how it's supposed to look.
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Originally Posted by w98seeng View Post
I have a Brooks Professional saddle that is a bit worn around the edges.



Is there any way to get this looking good again?

Thanks,
Ian
That's leather with character! I suppose you could try some kiwi leather polish in tan..
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Old 07-23-09, 06:38 AM
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Why do you want to look like a noob? As already indicated, that is how they are supposed to look.
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Old 07-23-09, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
That's how they are supposed to look!
Originally Posted by cervantes3773 View Post
Though, my inclination is to agree with Machka, that's how it's supposed to look.
Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
That's leather with character!
Originally Posted by Rex G View Post
As already indicated, that is how they are supposed to look.
So, I guess that's the way it's supposed look.

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Old 07-23-09, 12:21 PM
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Slap a bunch of proofide on, and use a hairdryer to soak it in. Repeat until you can't get the leather to soak any more up.
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Old 07-23-09, 04:30 PM
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Slap a bunch of proofide on, and use a hairdryer to soak it in. Repeat until you can't get the leather to soak any more up.
Never tried it but I wouldn't.

Brooks #1 precaution is not to overtreat saddles. If it was my saddle I'd give it a shot of Profide on the top and, maybe also on the bottom. Then I'd resist the temptation to do anything else to it. That saddle doesn't look either dried out or abused. I'd do my best to keep it that way.
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Old 07-23-09, 05:14 PM
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Looks beautiful from here. Ride on!
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