Got a new saddle. Oiled it. Then rode in my Tailoreds. Now there's a really pleasant stain in a really unpleasant spot. And I really can't afford a new pair.
anyone have any tips for how to get them clean again?
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I never did get the stain out of mine despite numerous treatments and washing. However, I didn't try the drycleaner route, so that might be a good option. Do that first before you wash them and set the stain even more.
Be careful about letting detergent set too long on the stain to 'pre soak'. I had a few spotted mud stains on a brand new pair of Ariats. Put some detergent on it and let it set for a few hours, then washed. Well, the mud came out, and so did the color of the breeches in those spots It looked like camoflage. Oh I was so mad!!!
Originally Posted by barka.lounger
u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.
Oy vey. Next time you oil your saddle, ride in your jeans the first time. And right when you get a new saddle, ALWAYS ride in jeans for the first few rides...either that or old britches that you don't care about. Because, as you learned, the oil comes off on whatever you're wearing. You should be able to get the stains out in the washing machine though, or at the dry cleaners if they are dry clean only. I'd be a bit wary of using stain removers on your own though, because all fabrics react differently and it'd be a shame to ruin your britches because you sprayed something on them.
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I think I used shout, and just chucked mine in the wash, now you can't even see any stains on them, and trust me everyone at my old barn used to get what we called 'childeric ass'. My friends also used baking soda and vinegar and a tooth brush to scrub the stains.
It eventually does wash almost completly out BUT I have all Ariats and all are easily washable.
With the standard TS show breeches, think the dry cleaners is the place to start. Ya' know, if you look around, alot of peole have a little discoloration there, you don't notice because you don't look-niether does anybody else.
At worst it will fade with repeated washings or cleanings. If they are the pricey ones marked dry clean only I would really watch it with the heavy duty spot removers and detergents. You can wreck them to the point they are not even good for schooling.
Assume you have learned never to oil the seat and ride in good breeches, hope it does not turn into a way to expensive lesson.
When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.
Unfortunately, I have not had success getting those stains out. It was a lesson learned the hard way many years ago! Now I try to warn everyone ahead of time! Consider yourself the owner of a nice pair of schooling breeches! In addition, I would ride in that saddle and clean it with glycerine soap as much as possible to try to get up as much remaining oil as you can before you ride in it with new breeches.