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post #1 of 9 Old 05-21-2009, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Something To Clean My Saddle

Ok, I have a Marcel Toulouse english saddle and I love it. It fits me and my mare so well, but I need something to clean it with. I tried a little bit of leather new on the calf block of the saddle and it made the spot a little darker so I didn't use it on the rest of the saddle. Because I don't want it to darken any, I have used lexol leather cleaner on some of my other tack and I have never liked it. I think it always leaves a oily feeling on it. I don't want to just use anything on the saddle because I looked it up on the internet and it was over $1000 dollars but I bought in on consignment for $800. Thank Goodness lol. But it has really delicate leather also. So what do you think I should use on it? I have heard of leather therapy has any of you used it? And what do you think of it?

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-22-2009, 12:21 AM
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I love leather care conditioner. Its a great oil.

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-22-2009, 12:22 AM
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I like the Lexol products.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-22-2009, 12:25 AM
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I absolutely love the Stubben line. They make fabulous cleaning products.

My absolute favorite is:

It is a gelly like substance. LOVE IT!

They have a whole line of products out, they are pricey, but do a fabulous job!
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-22-2009, 12:45 AM
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There was a leather shop nearby that recently closed. They carried a product called "Leather Care - an Apple Brand Product." Best cleaner/conditioner I have ever found.

I am NOT a fan of Lexol. It leaves a residue that I do not like.

I used lexol on my boots for a while. It never seemed to do anything good. Then I used the Apple Leather Care on them - it took off all the residue.

I used this cleaner/conditioner on boots, saddles, tack, belts, etc. It has never changed the color (always test first - you never know). It cleans well and keeps the leather in great shape.

I don't know where to buy it (still have a supply from the store that closed down). On the bottle it says:

Manufactured by
Apple Brand
Brighton, MI

It is not expensive and may be worth a shot.
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-22-2009, 11:11 AM
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I have a Toulouse celine in newmarket. I use fiebings saddle soap. I haven't had any trouble with it darkening.
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-23-2009, 11:04 PM
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I like Lexol leather cleaner. They'll all darken it while it's wet. After a day or two, the leather will completely dry and return to the normal color. I like Hydrophane Leather Dressing to condition the saddle. It only darkens a tad.
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-26-2009, 12:09 PM
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Saddle soap followed by a leather dressing. Do NOT use OIL of any description.
The stubben product is good as is the jeffries.
As a saddler myself I get a hide dressing from metropolitan leather.
The main ' food ' for leather is FAT not OIL. If it is liquid at room temperature then do not use it. My bridle is as good as the day I made it 6 years ago and will never have oil anywhere near it.
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-26-2009, 04:51 PM
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Best product on the market (if you can find it) is Blackrock. Safest conditioner I've ever come across. For regular conditioning I like Hydrophane.

I usually get Blackrock on ebay since the only tack shop around here that carries it is a 50 mile round trip.

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