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post #1 of 12 Old 09-19-2009, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Question Squeaky saddle?

I have a new CC and it's squeaky. I've been oiling it. Is there any way to fix or is it just more oil and conditioner? I know it's probably a stupid question but I have always bought used saddles, this is my first brand new one.

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-19-2009, 03:42 PM
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LMAO! Duh why didn't I think of that?

If only lol.

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-19-2009, 05:06 PM
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Sometimes my saddle squeaks also, and I can't figure out why! Hope someone knows the answer, because it's distracting.
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Bump, b/c I want to know too!
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Oil the inside flaps, see if that helps. They really wax up leather to go into the show room, so rather than just oiling it you might want to try a 'system' product.... i.e. comes in 2 bottles: a cleaner, and then a conditioner. I forget the brand of product I use, but that works the best. You clean it and then use the conditioner sparingly until no residue is coming to the top (for new leather it usually takes cleaning it twice and then conditioning 2-3 times with just a few drops of the stuff (goes a long way)...)

But I would first try cleaning the inside flaps (under the saddle flap, the billets, and the top of the sweat flap).

Another thought (though unlikely), is it creaking rather than squeaking? Something in the tree could be broken - but it's a different sound than a 'squeak' like too-clean, waxed up leather.

Synthetic saddles are PRONE to squeaking too. I swear the get a build up of something on them.

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Actually, I'd use baby powder.

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-24-2009, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Actually, I'd use baby powder.
I agree but not the kind with corn starch, you should find the kind with actual talc in it. I had to go to a pharmacy to find it.

Sprinkle it liberally under the flaps and anywhere there is leather on leather contact. Shake the excess away and clean with a soft cloth. For whatever reason, the squeak never returns.

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The talc baby powder is a great idea and I'm going to try it.

My saddle has ALWAYS squeaked. I've oiled it and cleaned it a lot over the years (bought it new, so I'm the only owner). In a way though, the squeak has a comforting feel to it as I'm walking along.... so maybe I'll just let it squeak :)
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-25-2009, 09:51 AM
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i've always heard, oil it if it's english, baby powder if it's western.

my saddle started squeaking once and it stopped as soon as i oiled it.
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