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        06-06-2008, 12:41 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Saddle problem

    I bought a saddle off of ebay and its manufacturer is Star Rider.. I was going to use LEXOL Neatsfoot oil to loosen the saddle and clean it, but whenever I put the oil on a rag and start wiping the saddle down it starts to have black paint come off of it. Is this normal for it being a new saddle. Please help me!! Thanks!!
         
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        06-06-2008, 12:56 PM
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    Green Broke
    No, it's not normal for a saddle new or old that has quality leather.

    Let me guess, the saddle came in a package deal for under $200?
         
        06-06-2008, 01:47 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by upnover
    No, it's not normal for a saddle new or old that has quality leather.

    Let me guess, the saddle came in a package deal for under $200?
    yeah it did...
         
        06-06-2008, 05:18 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Yeah... unfortunately those cheap package made in india saddles are notorious for being, well cheap. The leather color is practically painted on (hence the flaking) and they don't break in, fit, or ride well. If you you ride more then just the occasional trail I'd recommend checking out your return policy and getting a good used saddle for the same price. I'm a bit of a saddle snob, but I think most people on here would say to avoid those saddles when you can!
         
        06-06-2008, 06:26 PM
      #5
    Showing
    How unfotunate :( It's really a pain for you. I would see if you can return it and get your money back. I'm sure we can all search online and find you a great second hand saddle in a price range you can still afford :)
    Let us know if we can help.
         
        06-08-2008, 08:45 PM
      #6
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by upnover
    Yeah... unfortunately those cheap package made in india saddles are notorious for being, well cheap. The leather color is practically painted on (hence the flaking) and they don't break in, fit, or ride well. If you you ride more then just the occasional trail I'd recommend checking out your return policy and getting a good used saddle for the same price. I'm a bit of a saddle snob, but I think most people on here would say to avoid those saddles when you can!
    Unfortunately that kind of says it all. Ebay can be a good place to find a buy on a saddle but you need to be careful - cheap is cheap. Better to buy a good used saddle then a new one in that price range.
         
        06-09-2008, 08:32 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    thanks

    Thanks for everyones help! I talked to a friend and she explained it to me and she said it was okay that some saddles will do that and once you get the finish paint off that you just need to apply conditioner to it to give it the gloss again..but thanks for the help!!
         
        06-10-2008, 01:19 AM
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