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post #1 of 6 Old 05-27-2010, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Roughing a smooth saddle?

So I got (ordered) a new saddle. I really like it. The seat is comfortable. I like everything about it. is has smooth skirt and fenders.

Has anyone ever taking emory cloth or sandpaper to their smooth skirt to "rough" it up?
I I don't see where it will hurt the saddle aside form the looks. Just wondering if that will work or will I just be messing up my saddle?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-28-2010, 02:50 AM
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all i can say is, dont do it!!!

if you want a roughout saddle than buy one, dont try and "create" it.

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-28-2010, 07:36 AM
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I agree with SS! And why do you need to make it "rough"? Are you sliding around? Rough leather also may burn the legs pretty badly if you decide on riding in shorts or very thin pants.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-28-2010, 12:30 PM
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People have done this with a very fine grit sandpaper, but because leather soaks up the original dye put on it differently, you could end up with and ugly duckling.

The succes rate for doing this is below 50%, I would avise against it.


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Send me your new saddle and I'll send you a crappy beat up saddle and we'll both be happier.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-28-2010, 01:24 PM
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Send me your new saddle and I'll send you a crappy beat up saddle and we'll both be happier.
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