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post #1 of 3 Old 06-08-2009, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Kirk's Castile for saddle cleaning

I was given some Kirk's Castile Coco Hardwater soap to clean our saddle. Was told this is the best stuff to use. Has anyone ever used it or have an opinion about it?

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-09-2009, 01:17 PM
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I have heard of people using it. Because of the oils it has, it's pretty safe on leather. Just use a wet sponge and put enough on it to make it sudsy, then scrub well and wipe off the suds with a clean cloth. Follow up with a good leather conditioner once the saddle is dry. I like Hydrophane Leather Dressing if the leather was stiff before, or Hydrophane Conditioner if it's not.

Browsing Store - Hydrophane Leather Dressing - 17oz
Browsing Store - Hydrophane Leather Conditioner

Passier Lederbalsam is great for leather that was REALLY dry or stiff, or if you live in a very dry climate.
Browsing Store - Passier Lederbalsam Leather Conditioner

I have all three products in my tack cleaning kit, lol, plus Hydrophane Darkening oil for saddles that get rubs on them easily.
Hydrophane Leather Darkening Oil: Legacy Tack

I normally use Lexol Cleaner though. I buy a big jug of it and pour it up in a smaller spray bottle. I spray it directly on the leather, then use a wet sponge to scrub.
Browsing Store - Lexol Cleaner 1 liter
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Thanks for the input! Our saddle is not stiff at all so I will try the Hydrophane conditioner.

Thanks again!!
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