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Got my new show halter!! ...but it has a scratch. Fixable?

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        04-17-2013, 10:43 PM
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    Green Broke
    Cool Got my new show halter!! ...but it has a scratch. Fixable?


    I bought a show halter off eBay the other day. I'm in love with it! It's has the star like the Showman one I wanted. This one was half the price and is twice the quality! It's thin, so it won't look to bulky on my horse. I'm not a huge fan of silver and bling but I feel this one has without being over the top. I cannot wait to put it on my girl!

    But... it has a huge scratch on the left side of the crown piece that I wasn't aware of (that's eBay for you). I guess it's really not the end of the world. I'm not going to APHA world shows, haha, but I'd rather it not be there. Do you think oiling it will darken it up? It looks like it hasn't been oiled in a while. I figured worst case I'd have to take it to the local leather guy and maybe he can dye it or something. Any suggestions would be appreciated.



    This is the huge scratch


    Here is it with the buckled
         
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        04-17-2013, 11:04 PM
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    Banned
    Brown shoe nugget will fix that up Mind you, not the kind that comes in a bottle, I'm talking about the kind that comes in a can (actually I think it is called Kiwi brand)
         
        04-17-2013, 11:09 PM
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    Started
    Very nice halter!!!!

    Muppetgirl has a good suggestion for the scratch.
         
        04-17-2013, 11:24 PM
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    Green Broke
    Thanks! I'll grab some from the store. Would it ruin the surrounding leather?

    I'm polishing the silver (when I should be sleeping) and it looks AWESOME! Best $30 I've ever spent!
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        04-17-2013, 11:26 PM
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    Originally Posted by SlideStop    
    Thanks! I'll grab some from the store. Would it ruin the surrounding leather?

    I'm polishing the silver (when I should be sleeping) and it looks AWESOME! Best $30 I've ever spent!
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    Nope, shoe nugget (in the can kind) is designed for leather, it will blend the scratch and non scratched leather so you wouldn't even know it happened
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        04-17-2013, 11:34 PM
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    Trained
    Depends on how the leather was dyed as to whether oiling will darken it. For $30, you might have gotten Indian processed leather, the color you see, is the color it stays and it will scratch again when you use the buckle. When oiling that type of leather, it does make it softer but it also makes it blotchy as the oil is absorbed unevenly. I know, I had the exact same halter from ebay.
         
        04-17-2013, 11:37 PM
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    CCH
    Weanling
    Am I the only one who doesn't see any photos?
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        04-18-2013, 12:05 AM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by waresbear    
    Depends on how the leather was dyed as to whether oiling will darken it. For $30, you might have gotten Indian processed leather, the color you see, is the color it stays and it will scratch again when you use the buckle. When oiling that type of leather, it does make it softer but it also makes it blotchy as the oil is absorbed unevenly. I know, I had the exact same halter from ebay.
    Oh =\ well, I hope that doesn't happen. I guess trying is worth a shot. Worst case it doesn't work. I'm only doing a local show, nothing that would warrant super high quality craftsmanship. IMO I've felt way worse leather. Is this the best, absolutely not, but its certainly not the worst.
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        04-18-2013, 12:06 AM
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    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    Nope, shoe nugget (in the can kind) is designed for leather, it will blend the scratch and non scratched leather so you wouldn't even know it happened

    Yay! I wish I could go out now and get it! I'm going to post photos after its done with the makeover.
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        04-20-2013, 11:09 AM
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    On ebay the seller was obligated to inform the public of the scratch. I hope you didn't give them a good rating. I'd have notified the seller and if no offer of a replacment and free shipping, I'd have made note that item was damaged and not accurately represented. Sellers lose selling priveleges as ebay has gotten tougher with them. Pic was very slow to down load. Those buckles cause that. I have had to replace them on a few bridles because of how cheaply they are made and I suggest you do as well. One broke where the tongue bar attaches. Another broke across the wide flange.
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