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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Hi all,

Found a decent saddle for one of my builds. It has some moderate scuffing (decent sized area, but not deep) and I'm wondering what your thoughts are in repairing or minimizing the look of these?

My own intuition says some black shoe polish, but I'd like something that won't rub off on my rear-end during rides, and something that won't hurt the saddle in the long run.

Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:15 pm 
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I had my yellow turbo restored from very scruffy condition, to like new. It wasn't cheap at £75, however it was excellent value. I used North Notts Furniture Clinic, take a look at Page 4 of my Raleigh Banana Dave Rayner build thread...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Maybe check out a classic car restoration mag , there are loads of dye kits available , try ebay too :D

Cheers Paul.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Surely a good enough job can be done by 'Dubbing' and polishing with boot polish. I Preserve my general issue British army boots by rubbing in boot polish and leaving to dry. Put plenty of polish on a cloth and just rub in with gentle pressure. I have had them for years and they have served me well during shooting outings. If it's a genuine leather seat the leather will take the polish easily.

As a side note I have until recently been a motorbike dude, for years I have applied olive oil to my full and quite expensive bike leathers, the olive oil does a great job of preserving them and even helps with waterproofing.

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Trebz


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:32 pm 
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2000 grit wet and dry, clean, leather dye, finish with dubbin or boot polish.

Citrix, Selle Italia are once more manufacturing the Turbo, £29.99 to £49.99 depending on the colour.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:39 pm 
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I posted my thoughts and advice here : viewtopic.php?f=1&t=232185&hilit=polish+wet+dry

Hope it helps :D

WD :D


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