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Saddle Looks Bad

Added on by Paul Wood.

I'm worried about my Brooks saddle. I rode on it yesterday in the rain with my new rain pants. I guess I rubbed off the top layer of treated leather with the pants and now things look bad. I've looked up how to fix it and I'm off to find something like Proofide. Wish me luck! Update: I got some cheap no dye shoe polish, since I can't find anything else around here to use. I rubbed it on the saddle, then removed it then waited a bit, then added another coat and removed the excess again. The leather feels better and doesn't look thirsty like it did before. The saddle is still well tensioned. I'm probably overreacting about it I just don't know how best to treat leather.