Leather Care with Circle Y

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 in Helpful Tips | 0 comments

The life of your saddle depends on the care you give it. Take care of your investment with these leather care tips.

BRAND NEW
Every new Circle Y saddle has been oiled and then lacquered with a protective finish, which means you don’t need to oil it for about six months. If you’re riding a lot in dry or variable weather conditions, you should oil it sooner.

ROUTINE CLEANING
Unbuckle every buckle on your saddle and tack. Before you start cleaning, remove as much dust and dirt as possible with an air compressor or damp cloth. Leather is a natural material with pores so removal of debris will prevent grinding it into the crevices. Ideally your saddle should be wiped down after each ride.

PRODUCTS WE LIKE
Use specific leather care products made for cleaning and conditioning leather and follow the instructions. We like a liquid, glycerin based saddle soap to remove mud, grime, mold, and mildew. Follow with a leather conditioner.
DO NOT USE: baby wipes, olive or mink oil, turpentine, mineral spirits, waxes, silicones, solvents, bleach

STORING YOUR SADDLE
After your saddle has been thoroughly cleaned, oiled, conditioned, and air dried, a climate-controlled area is the best place to keep equipment when not in use. If that’s not available, choose a cool, dry location away from heat and sunlight. Never place leather tack in a plastic bag or airtight plastic trunk as this keeps the leather from breathing.

REHABILITATE
Mold and mildew can form on leather tack when exposed to high humidity. Wipe down the leather everywhere you see the mold/mildew with a glycerin based saddle soap. You’ll be stirring up mold spores when cleaning the tack, so tackle this task outdoors or in a well-ventilated environment. It may take a couple of applications depending on the
amount of mold on the saddle. Let it dry and then apply a leather conditioner.

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Enjoy your ride!

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