- Polishing a saddle
No that’s not a euphemism! 😉
I have a two Charge spoon ti saddles. I believe they are both the leather version? The one on my hardtail looks fine. A bit worn but still black. The one on my bouncy bike is looking very un-black and not at all shiney. This is probably due to mud and grit between the saddle and my arse on many a damp ride.
Otherwise the saddle is fine so I’m wondering if I can get away with restoring it with some simple standard shoe polish and some elbow grease?
Will it work? Or will I end up with a black streak up my shorts?Posted 7 years agohelsMember
I used to polish leather saddle all the time when racing, after a couple of XC-mincer-high-saddle-catches-shorts-on-the-descent incidents.
Good ole kiwi boot polish and good rub just the job, but I never wear white shorts.
A friend of mine who shall remain nameless glues sandpaper to his saddle (Downhillers !) seriously not joking this it true !Posted 7 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
I used some of that lazy person’s black shoe polish, the liquid stuff, on my Charge Spoon Ti. Made the leather black again, the stitching didn’t hold the black which was nice and the leather felt better afterwards. No problems with shorts but all mine are very dark.Posted 7 years agoMacavityMember
Get it resprayed at a tannery
or try some spray paints intended for plastics
eg Krylon Fusion, Rust-Oleum Direct to plastic
or try leather upholstery repairers .Posted 7 years ago
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