Cleaning Saddles

Discussion in 'The Corral' started by Ponythief, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Ponythief

    Ponythief New Member

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    What does everyone use to clean their saddles? What do you use on roughout suede seats? Does it matter on the product if the suede is light or dark colors?

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  2. BUC

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    Black Rock rocks. For the suede I use a stiff bristle mud brush, no cleaner, if it's HAS to be cleaned then I'll use a hair Murphy's Oil soap mixed with lots-o-water, then to fluff back up, the mud brush. I have a mountain of goodies here for you, I'll throw a thing of Black Rock in it too if you can wait until the weekend.
     

  3. Ponythief

    Ponythief New Member

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    I can wait ;D or I guess I should say"oh I can't wait! yipee" It's gonna feel like Christmas. Just as long as none of the goodies have heartbeats ;D

    I did get the murpheys oil you recommended for the back side of the stirrup fenders but haven't applied it yet.
     
  4. BUC

    BUC Administrator

    Nothing that eats or poops (yet >:D) but there is more crap for you to wash :D (tins)
     
  5. Brilliance

    Brilliance New Member

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    I too LOVE Black Rock!!

    toothbrush and toothpick clean my saddle at least once a year.

    I havent ever had to clean the suede
     
  6. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    I'm very old school when it comes to cleaning tack.
    I like good old glycerine bars and a piece of sea sponge. Use a tooth brush for the tooling / crevases and Castile soap for anything funky/moldy.

    Then oil it all up with saddle oil. I love Hydrophane warmed up a bit and painted on with a paint brush. Apply and allow to sit and soak in. Re apply to any area that looks "dry" after 15 minutes. Use a clean dry towel to buff any standing oil off the surface after 30 minutes.

    For suede seats / knee rolls, use a stiff brush (nyon bristles are safer than metal) and brush, brush, brush while holding a vacuum hose over the area to suck up all the loosened dirt.

    For the shiny bits N pieces I like a wad of Never-Dull. Works like a charm.
     
  7. April

    April New Member

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    I use Murphy's oil soap and an electric or battery powered shoe polisher. Gets down in tooling and stitching really good and faster.