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Thread: Antares Saddle - Blood Stain Fail Attempt Restoration.

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    Default Antares Saddle - Blood Stain Fail Attempt Restoration.

    Hi Roger
    We spoke yesterday about bloodstains in a brand new saddle! Yikes! Here are some pictures. I managed to get some out but you can see two lines that I cannot remove. Plus I have lightened that area somewhat with the work. I don’t want to do any more riding or conditioning on it as it needs to be fixed first. This saddle gets used everyday so if you think you can fix it I would like to bring it to you this afternoon, thanks.


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    Bloodstain removal testing that takes 1.5hours. See before and after result. The leather is still wet after test stain removal. Will leave it to dry before we inspect the result. While drying suspended penetrated may wick to the surface. This is work in progress Step-1.

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    After - Test Work-in-Progress - the leather is still wet and leave to natural drying - will inspect the next day for result.
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    For your information the saddles in mounted on a 4" towel covered plastic pipe . . . with loving care . . . until the restoration work is completed!

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    First blood stain removal cycle takes 1hr and 15min ends with this result.
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    Second blood stain removal cycle continue with another 1hr continue and ends with this result.
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    Third Stain Removal cycle continue another 45min ends with this "wet" result.
    Note: In each stain removal cycle, it is left to natural drying to allow the penetrated suspended bloodstain to wick to the surface for a dry soil removal process. And this stain removal process is repeated until no residue bloodstain resurfaced.

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    This picture shows the in-between drying dry soil removal with a bamboo skewers to laboriously prick out the suspended bloodstain pores by pores delicately to save the grain from physical damages.

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    This picture is an overnight drying after the above Picture #3.
    As it dries, it brings up the remaining stain to be further “dry” removed.

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    It takes 30mins to “dry” ease off the resurface blood stain with a bamboo skewer . . .

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    Another 30mins of 'wet' blood stain removal brings this result (wet) . . .

    It is now left for another drying process for inspection the next day.

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    It looks like this when dry again . . .

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    And it takes another 45minis of dry stain removal to reach this result . . .
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    From another 20 minutes of 'wet' stain removal with this result . . .

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    It takes another 3 hours of conditioning and color refinishing back to the original as shown . . .

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    A comparison of the restored seat section to that of the other panels in its finishes originality . . .


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