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post #1 of 7 Old 08-12-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning suede seat on a saddle?

I'm cleaning a saddle right now and I REALLY need help cleaning the suede seat on it.

Any tips would be great!
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-12-2012, 06:51 PM
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I wouldn't use anything except suede cleaner on it.

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Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
I wouldn't use anything except suede cleaner on it.
Whats a good suede cleaner? How should I clean it?
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Originally Posted by TheAQHAGirl View Post
Whats a good suede cleaner? How should I clean it?
Take a good clean stiff brush to it- Brush it how ever you feel works the best. DONT use oils!!! I've ruined a many knee rolls thinking "Oh just a quick wipe wont hurt it" I was wrong!

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-13-2012, 04:05 PM
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Usually a good stiff brush with suede cleaner works best. Always be sure to use suede treatment before riding too, this will help it repell dirt.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-13-2012, 04:49 PM
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And remember suede will break down over time no matter what you do to it.

Don't use oils. Lightly brush it out to get dirt out.

I've heard some people use something like a powder or something to clean it but not sure.
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I have a western saddle that is at least 15 years old. It has a rough-out (suede) seat and fenders. Quality of the leather really makes a difference. I have never cleaned it. I have only brushed it off. It has worn spots where my butt and legs rub, it still looks amazing. I love older, well cared for tack (soft and supple).
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