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    Default Cleaning Albion Ultima Leather

    I have an Albion Ultima GP. I purchased the Ablion soap and balm. One website stated that the soap should not be used on Ultima leather. Why not? What do you use to clean your Albion Ultima saddles?



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    Default i was told by my albion rep

    that if your saddle has calf leather you're not to use glycerin soap on it.
    not sure what ultima is made of.

    i use the effax leather combi to clean and albion's saddle butter to condition.

    i LOVE my albion and my albion rep
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    I guess the problem is that I don't know what the ultima leather is made of either. My Albion rep/dealer is impossible to get a hold of. I've been trying to schedule an appointment with her for the past month just to do an annual check on my saddle.

    When I bought the saddle last year, she said I should clean with regular glycerin soap and condition with either 100% pure neatsfoot or the Albion Swiss Balm. I recently bought the Albion Leather Soap online, but it said not to use on Albion Ultima calf-skin leather. So, not sure if my Ultima is calf-skin or not.

    Also - do you know why glycerin soap can't be used on calf skin? Just curious...



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    as i understand it, the glycerin soap causes the calf skin to crack or age or something. so once albion realized it's a problem they began informing their clients of it.

    my albion rep is kate at dutchess saddle and bridle (http://www.dutchessbridlesaddle.com/)
    why don't you reach out to her and ask.
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