Removing graphics on saddle

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Wcl4
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by Wcl4

I have a Selle Italia SLR carbonio, and the silver graphics are a bit much from my black/black color scheme. Anyone know a safe way to remove the graphics without ruining the black dye of the saddle cover itself?

Thanks.

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DJT21
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by DJT21

I used nail polish remover on my SLR saddle. I wouldnt say it completely removed the logos, but it was good enough (you could barely see them). Did not damage the saddle cover.

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DMF
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by DMF

If you ride it, they will come off. And while you ride it, you won't see 'em. It's sort of a win-win situation.

Wcl4
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by Wcl4

I'm more a looker than a rider! Haha.

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by dogg

acetone and elbow grease

Wcl4
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by Wcl4

Acetone? I'm pretty sure that will take the black right off the leather.

dogg
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by dogg

"the black" is dyed throughout the thickness of the leather, the silver graphics are applied on top. it doesn't take a lot of acetone, but it does take a bit of effort. I've done it myself or i wouldn't have recommended it.

Wcl4
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by Wcl4

Ok I'll give it a whirl

barsook77
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by barsook77

I would never use acetone on a leather saddle. Had a brand new 300 buck white Selle one time and a "mechanic" got indelible ink on it. It never really came out and took the sheen off of it when you looked at it from an angle.

They replaced it ... and then replaced the mechanic.

Wcl4
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by Wcl4

thanks - i thought something like that would happen. I have a different saddle and used goof off and that dulled a tiny spot. i had a feeling that acetone would do the same.

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barsook77
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by barsook77

Well...there DOES seem to be an overt amount of concern for looks over function these days.

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dvincere
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by dvincere

Conversely there seems to be an overt amount of advertising being done by companies on our behalf. If I pay for an expensive new saddle because I appreciate it's function I shouldn't also be required to advertise for the company.

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