Dirty Barenia.....

S'Mom

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....and what can be done? I know Barenia developes a lovely patina but what about if the corners get grimey/grey-ish from use? Does that come out with a spa visit or is it in there for life?

NOT just wondering now.........:supacool:
 

avandome

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that thread name....sounds naughty!:graucho: :blush:


I would love to know about the up keep of barenia too...I love how it looks, new and a little worn, but just how worn can it get?:shrugs: and then what?
 

hermesgroupie

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I got some hot dog grease on mine and it blended with the patina. I just kept rubbing it with my hand and the leather just got darker from the oils on my hand, so the oil spot just blended in. When you see a barenia saddle that has a fully developed patina it's almost black.
 

S'Mom

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Nothing, J. Really. I'm just laying the groundwork so when the time comes, I'll be ready. I love Barenia and I do know how it developes its patina but I just don't know what'll happen after a spa visit.....I'd like to know what cleans up and what doesn't, KWIM?
 
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Good question, D. Thing is, though, with a saddle, more surface area is being worn as your whole a$$ rubs on it with each ride, so the saddle would acquire a more even patina. :smile: Correct me if I'm wrong, horsey folks, because I am just guessing.

W/ a bag, the wear spots are more uneven; i.e., the corners wear faster than the front and side panels, etc. Even after a spa visit, the patina still won't be even, right?

I know what you're looking at, D... ;)
 

S'Mom

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I got some hot dog grease on mine and it blended with the patina. I just kept rubbing it with my hand and the leather just got darker from the oils on my hand, so the oil spot just blended in. When you see a barenia saddle that has a fully developed patina it's almost black.
HG....do you send your Barenia to the spa or does it never really need to go?
 

S'Mom

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Thanks, 24......don't want to do anything hasty......
 

S'Mom

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Oh niiiiice.....ABB!!! Any "before" pics? It looks lovely!!!
 

all about bags

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Unfortunately, I never did take "before" photos of this bag. I did look awhile for the glycerin soaps at the H boutique but they were out of them. Decided I should just let the experts take care of it.

It is quite heavy though even though it is a backpack. It worked for me for a while because I needed the 2 hands for my two little "monsters" ;) but space-wise, it is not that roomy because of the kelly straps.