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  • Leather CPR cleaner/conditioner

    I got a bottle of Leather CPR cleaner and conditioner in a prize bucket at a show this past weekend. I know I've heard good things about the Leather CPR in general.

    There are no instructions on the bottle... is this like a Horseman's One-Step kind of thing, just use a little on a sponge and don't rinse it off? Is it more of a conditioner? Is it okay to use daily, or just when you don't have time for better cleaning? Any experience with the stuff would be nice to hear about. Thanks! (:
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  • #2
    I use mine just like the one step: put it on the sponge, slather on saddle, rinse sponge in bucket, repeat. It seems to do a good job. I try to condition every month or so with lederbalsm.
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    • #3
      I leased a horse whose owner used Leather CPR. It's a one-step cleaner, no-rinse deal. You put some on a sponge and work it into the leather till the dirt is gone, and you can use it every day.

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      • Original Poster

        Thanks! Will have to give it a try... nice to have something to use in the dead of winter when I am not happy about sticking my hand into a bucket of ice water. (:
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        • #5
          Hm - there should be instructions on the bottle, but I know the 4 ounce bottle I have...the instructions were hard to find. Use a damp sponge, put Leather CPR on sponge, rub into area, wipe with soft, dry cloth.

          Don't use a rag or a towel to apply the CPR as the CPR will soak into the towel/rag and not in the leather. For softening leather, repeat steps until desired effect is reached.

          ^ Almost verbatum what the back of mine says

          It has never left a residue or dried out my leather.


          • #6
            I've never used a damp sponge... OOps Never really followed instructions unless the product looks scary

            I like Leather CPR to quickly clean tack after I ride type of thing, It is great for that purpose. I still take my tack home once a month (or every two months or before a big event like a clinic/show) and clean it with saddle soap to give it a good cleaning

            Great product- love the hook that comes with it- I hang it up on my locker door and squeeze it out onto the sponge- it saves me a lot of time (cuts down my monthly cleaning time too)


            • #7
              The damp sponge is for working the conditioner in easier. If you use a damp sponge, you don't have to use as much Leather CPR


              • #8
                I think it works great on dried out leather. Better than just about anything else I've ever tried, in fact.

                But the one caveat to it is that it will make your saddle SLIPPERY like you wouldn't believe! Ask me how I know this....

                When they first came out with it (many moons ago) they were giving out little samples with all of the entries at a few of our shows. I cleaned my saddle with it and almost died at that show. It's the first time I've ever *had* to send someone back to the barn to get saddletite. I've never found another product that gives a slippery coat to leather quite like that

                Now I only use it on bridle and non-seat/leg-bearing surfaces.
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