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post #1 of 9 Old 10-06-2008, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Leather Conditioner

Hello.

I need to get a good leather conditioner for my saddle. I was wondering what brands you all recommend. I have heard black rock before, and Stubben. I just wanted to know what everyone here uses.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-06-2008, 07:51 PM
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I use Leather CPR and love it. It cleans and conditions the leather which is really nice especially on a time scrunch.
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-06-2008, 08:46 PM
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Black Rock is great but a little expensive to do a saddle regularly. I like Hydrophane. It penetrates so well that you don't have to dismantle your bridle to get the leather coated. They make a regular and a darkening formula but even the regular will affect the color over time. One nice feature is that it won't rot your saddle's thread.

I use Black Rock as a topping to give my tack a nice patina.

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post #4 of 9 Old 10-06-2008, 11:07 PM
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I like to use just a regular glycerine bar to clean. I LOVE Hydrophane Leather Dressing for regular conditionings. For really parched leather I like Passier Lederbalsm. You can find both on Dover's web site.
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-06-2008, 11:58 PM
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I like to use just a regular glycerine bar to clean. I LOVE Hydrophane Leather Dressing for regular conditionings. For really parched leather I like Passier Lederbalsm. You can find both on Dover's web site.
ooh, Passier's Lederbalsm is my favorite!
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-07-2008, 03:14 AM
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I use leather balsam because it smells sooooo good! Here's a link if you don't know what it is: Effax Leather Balsam, effax leather feed, saddle conditioner,

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-07-2008, 10:00 AM
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ooh, Passier's Lederbalsm is my favorite!
I like it too, but if you use it too much, it can make your leather really SLICK! I found that out the hard way with my husband's older Stubben, lol. It was like riding on glass! Oops! I only use it now when the leather really needs it. Hydrophane conditions well and even waterproofs, and doesn't make the leather so slick ;). Nothing works better for really parched leather than passier lederbalsm though. It really restores the flexibility and luster to the leather, without over conditioning it.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-07-2008, 10:44 AM
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Passier's Lederbalsam - - awesome, awesome stuff!

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-07-2008, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I'll have to look into some of these products. I want to keep my tack as nice as I can.
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