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tin can
Reg. Dec 2013
Posted 2018-05-13 2:14 PM (#7396086)
Subject: Lexol everyday?


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I have a new roohide it was pricey so I want to maintain its looks I've been wiping down with lexol spray after I ride. I ride in a lot of dusty pens. Any suggestions how I could keep it looking new?
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turnthree
Reg. Oct 2016
Posted 2018-05-14 2:36 PM (#7396203 - in reply to #7396086)
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You may want to contact the maker and ask him for the best way. Too much oil or cleaning products may rot the stitching depending on the thread that was used so it's best to check with them.
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OhMax
Reg. Feb 2013
Posted 2018-05-15 7:14 AM (#7396246 - in reply to #7396086)
Subject: RE: Lexol everyday?


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I agree with double checking with the maker.

I would wipe down with a damp cloth and clean with a product recommended by the maker as they recommend you do so, with a more detailed cleaning every 6 mos to a year.
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2018-05-15 9:49 AM (#7396261 - in reply to #7396086)
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I would think wiping down your new saddle with Lexol everyday is not a healthy thing for this saddle/leather.. A good cleaning once a year would be enough, heck mine dont get a good cleaning but once every 2 to 3 years if they are lucky.. I run a clean damp rag over them if they get really dusty, but Lexol would really attract the dirt and dust and cause it to really stick if use everyday and cause a build up.. 
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TheDutchMan01
Reg. Jan 2010
Posted 2018-05-15 10:01 AM (#7396263 - in reply to #7396086)
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Saddles aren't meant to stay looking new...to me that's the beauty in one that has been well broken in.

That being said wiping it down with a leather cleaner after ever use will probably due more harm than good. It will most likely build up and plus that's a tedious job! A damp cloth or a light brush to remove the dust would be best. Once a month you may use a cleaner. However, a good cleaning/oiling 1-2 times a year would be plenty. After a good scrub leather is always going to need oiled to replace what was lost during the cleaning process.
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GLP
Reg. Oct 2013
Posted 2018-05-15 10:01 AM (#7396264 - in reply to #7396086)
Subject: RE: Lexol everyday?


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When I took Dressage lessons in college, my instructor was from England and was a stickler for wiping ALL tack down with water and saddle soap. She said the college couldn't replace the bridles, reins and saddles easily, they had to last for a long time, so we cleaned them after every use. I am in South Texas and with the wind, dirt, humidity and heat I guess she felt it was necessary. The tack was in good shape and when they did away with the program a few years after I left, they had an auction and auctioned off the tack. It still looked new and the leather was so soft and supple with out feeling oily.
Do I do that? Nope, but I should.
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