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Waxing a saddle ... ?

Old 01-15-15, 06:35 PM
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Waxing a saddle ... ?



I used Turtle wax paste wax on my Romin Evo and armour all after, it seems to work well.

Any thoughts ?
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Old 01-15-15, 06:44 PM
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what the......
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Works well for what?
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wax on saddle .....what didnt u get ?

wax on, wax off, rinse, repeat.
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Will you not just slide off?
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I personally hate having a slippery saddle even on my motorcycles sliding around when you don't want to really makes for bad control.
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my bag balm is sufficient
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Brooks' venerable "Proofide" saddle treatment has a significant amount of beeswax content. And "SnoSeal" leather treatment is essentially beeswax in a volatile carrier. Petroleum based products tend to soften leather significantly, but the saddle in the OP's picture appears to have a plastic base which wouldn't necessarily suffer from increased softness.
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my bag balm is sufficient
I use that on my feet, it has Lanolin in it.
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Is "waxing a saddle" code for something? Never mind, I don't want to know...
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Ah, the waxen saddle... Reminds me of the old Aphex Twin classic...

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The first time you brake hard you will realize that maybe waxing the saddle was not such a great idea... Magic erasers work great for light colored saddles, BTW.
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I've never used anything on a vinyl saddle other than a microfiber cloth dampened with some very dilute Dawn dish soap, followed by a rinse with clear water. I wax my frames a couple of times a year but would never apply it to a saddle.
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OP, the saddle isn't leather. Wax can't do anything for it. Now Lemon Pledge, that is a different story.
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Works well for what?
Exactly. What are you trying to accomplish? Just making it look shiny?
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Aphex Twin


one of my favorites
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Isn't the off season fun?
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I wax (bare crabon). I want the chamois to slide against the saddle not my skin. No control problems.
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Son of a g u n protectant works better than Armor All to keep your saddle slippery and shiny.
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Ooh shiny things
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