Why does my English saddle have white spots??

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Why does my English saddle have white spots??

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    10-15-2013, 10:32 AM
Why does my English saddle have white spots??

I recently cleaned my English saddle and in a few days it started to get white spots on it as well as dry spots. I don't know what is going on. I have the spray on soap, and I use conditioner. Don't know what is happening.
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    10-15-2013, 10:59 AM
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Is it kept somewhere damp? I don't use any conditioners or spray soaps just traditional saddle soap (and Kochocaline if old leather which is dry and hard).
    10-15-2013, 11:08 AM
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It might be mold.
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    10-15-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by tempest    
It might be mold.
Yes, that is what I wondered
    10-15-2013, 12:19 PM
Mold was my first thought as well.
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    10-15-2013, 12:55 PM
Probably mold, means too much moisture in the leather. Try to keep it indoors & stop conditioning it for a while. Just wipe it down with a soft cloth.
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    10-31-2013, 01:38 AM
Or, depending, it could just be soap residue (:
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    10-31-2013, 11:21 AM
One time I used a saddle soap out of a spray bomb. It came out as a white foam but as I worked it in with a damps sponge the white disappeared. The next morning, to my horror the entire saddle was white. I gave it a wipe with a damp cloth, with a lot of rinsing and wringing and the leather returned to it's natural color.
    10-31-2013, 02:45 PM
If it looks like mold or mildew, wiping the saddle down with some vinegar and warm water will stop it from coming back.

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