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|10-26-2008, 06:22 PM|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Vegetable Oil for leather?
Is it possible to use vegetable oil (usually made from soybeans) for leather instead of other expensive leather oils?
|10-26-2008, 06:30 PM|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I wouldn't use anything on my leather except a product designed for tack. It's a lot more expensive to replace a saddle with rotted stitching than it is to buy a good tack conditioner.
I have a system for cleaning leather that I learned on the track years ago. I clean the leather first with glycerine saddle soap. Then I rub a damp sponge on the soap and then dab it in lexol conditioner. I then apply it to the clean saddle. It works great and keeps the leather supple.
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|10-26-2008, 07:24 PM|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Olive oil has been used for untold centuries for leather care.
|10-26-2008, 08:13 PM|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Out with the Herd!
Oddly enough the best thing I ever saw used on old leather halters, that worked was used drained and cleaned Peanut Oil. It made the leather softer and more conditioned that some of the new ones I have had...so, I don't know.
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|10-26-2008, 08:17 PM|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wellington, FL
I have used veggie and olive oil to soften the leather on my saddles forever.
They really only work to get the leather broken in and flexible. Leather conditioners will actually treat the leather, but I have never had a problem using either of those oils to break in a saddle or condition and soften an old one.
My new found love though is leather CPR. Soap and conditioner in one...no water. Its pricey but a little goes a long way and I save so much time!
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|10-26-2008, 09:33 PM|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Olive oil is sorta OK, but I'd hesitate to use anything else for fear of rot or mold. Olive oil is naturally rot resistant.
I like the Absorbing leather one step cleaner and conditioner for most things, but get out the saddle soap first if it's really dirty.
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