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Restoring a Selle San Marco Rolls

Postby rtnicho » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:42 am

I've recently got an old (maybe 15 years) black Rolls. The leather is not at all cracked but has a few marks on it. It's grubby, more than anything. It has a plastic underside and (what appears to be) leather on top. It basically needs a good clean up and protection.

There are a couple of threads on BNA and elsewhere on recovering a Rolls, but not much around on cleaning and restoring. My thinking is to give it a good clean with a soft soap (such Velvet) letting it dry and then putting Proofhide on it?

How's that for a plan?
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Re: Restoring a Selle San Marco Rolls

Postby Dan » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:00 pm

suede or regular leather? different processes for cleaning/treating each of those.
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Re: Restoring a Selle San Marco Rolls

Postby rtnicho » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:11 pm

Regular leather.
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Re: Restoring a Selle San Marco Rolls

Postby Dan » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:37 pm

your plan is sound. clean the leather, then moisturise it. from there you just buff away...
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Re: Restoring a Selle San Marco Rolls

Postby rtnicho » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:06 am

Thanks Dan. I washed with Velvet soap and did the proofhide thing. Came up a treat.
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Re: Restoring a Selle San Marco Rolls

Postby Dan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:46 am

good to hear!
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Re: Restoring a Selle San Marco Rolls

Postby petie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:29 am

before and after pics?
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