Palo's Saddle Mystery Part 3 - piping

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  1. palogal

    palogal Senior Member

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    Ok ya'll so my schmancy new saddle that you're all tired of hearing about has red piping in the seat seams and since the saddle has been used, the red is rubbed away. Anybody have a hack for this? It doesn't effect the saddle and if nobody has a great hack for it, I'll just leave it alone.
     
  2. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    I wouldn't touch it with a 20' pole.

    I bet you were one of those kids that ripped her doll's head off to find out why her eyee wouldn't go shut when you laid her down. o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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  3. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    Are you looking for a hack to get the red back in the piping?

    If yes, there isn't one. It's worn & it's too narrow/tiny an area to dye without mucking it up. It's not a big deal though, as it'll be covered when you're in it. So it's only "your eyes" who are really doing to even notice.
     
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  4. palogal

    palogal Senior Member

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    This is what i thought...
     
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    palogal Senior Member

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    Who told you???
     
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  6. Tack Collector

    Tack Collector Senior Member

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    If you have a tiny brush, a good magnifying glass or visor (that you wear on your head), and very steady hands, you could probably paint it with Tandy Cova "dye" or other acrylic paint. I painted the white piping on an old Stubben Imperator. But you have to be the kind of perfectionist who likes doing that kind of thing.
     
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    Tack Collector Senior Member

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    Haha! She might have been. But I was the kind who packed dolls in a suitcase and shoved it under the bed. Then headed outside in search of something more fun and interesting. Like painting saddle piping. ;-D
     
  8. palogal

    palogal Senior Member

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    Um... i think I’ll leave it.
     
  9. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Yes. It'd be painstaking work for someone that was adept and enjoyed time consuming detail work. Definitely worth not messing with.
     
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    kb1gra Senior Member

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    Angelus leather paint and a very steady hand. I've used it to change the garish lime green piping on a used saddle before.
     
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