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How to change the colour of graphics on a saddle?

mr.b-campagmr.b-campag Posts: 264
edited 19 January in Workshop
As per the title, I've ordered a saddle at a good price, but I'd like to change at least some of the colours of the (I think) sewn in writing and graphics. They're a light colour and I want to change them - probably just to black. Should I just run a sharpie over them (taking care to tape around the edges so the rest of white saddle doesn't get messed up)? Anyone done anything like this? Other ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,277
    edited 19 January
    shoe polish worked wonders on an old Selle Italia SLR MF had.
  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,277

    As per the title, I've ordered a saddle at a good price, but I'd like to change at least some of the colours of the (I think) sewn in writing and graphics. They're a light colour and I want to change them - probably just to black. Should I just run a sharpie over them (taking care to tape around the edges so the rest of white saddle doesn't get messed up)? Anyone done anything like this? Other ideas?
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    Pictures?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,277
    It was black shoe polish on a black saddle so get liquid shoe polish thing and just slop it on and leav to dry, let black shorts rub it down. Like a pair of shoes.

    I presume you could use canned shoe polish, just use a cloth to apply.
  • mr.b-campagmr.b-campag Posts: 264
    Ok thanks MF, I might try that.
  • david37david37 Posts: 1,313
    wouldn't shoe polish also get on your white saddle?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,277
    depends how carefully he applied it i suppose.

    he could always get one of those saddle covers everyone had in the 80s...
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,741
    If your sat on it, no one will see it. Or do the right thing and get a black saddle.
  • mr.b-campagmr.b-campag Posts: 264
    In the end I've bought a white and a black one! Maybe tippex on the former :smiley:
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,277
    Tippex won't work as it dries hard and inflexible like paint - it'll just crack and fall off.

    that white stuff you use on kiddies school plimsolls will work perfectly though.
  • mr.b-campagmr.b-campag Posts: 264
    Cheers MF. Any idea what that's called?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,277
    Just searching now - it used to be on all the shelves in Woolworths, Edwyn used to stock it by the drapery and assorted meats section as well.

    Just Amazon'd it but it came up with lots of paints for leather, not the stuff I'm thing of.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,804
    We just used to use Jif on the white bits of out footy boots.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
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    Tall....
  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,277
    Your not looking for this stuff are you?

    image


    What's wrong with the saddle logo as is?
  • RedClipRedClip Posts: 108
    Just use Adobe Photoshop.
    Take a photo of your saddle. Alter the colour in Ps.
    Save the new saddle photo to your phone.
    Avoid eye contact with the real saddle, only look at the photo of the newly coloured saddle on your phone, before sitting down.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,277

    Your not looking for this stuff are you?

    image


    What's wrong with the saddle logo as is?

    mega! grazie!
  • mr.b-campagmr.b-campag Posts: 264
    Just use Adobe Photoshop.
    Take a photo of your saddle. Alter the colour in Ps.
    Save the new saddle photo to your phone.
    Avoid eye contact with the real saddle, only look at the photo of the newly coloured saddle on your phone, before sitting down.


    Inspired! :smiley:

    CC - nothing actually 'wrong' with the saddle logo, just it says 'lady' on it and, as in touch with my feminine side as I like to think I am, lady is not an accurate description of me...

    And thanks for digging up the product.
  • david37david37 Posts: 1,313
    edited 29 January
    You bought yourself a saddle that says lady on it?????? in PINK!!!!

  • mr.b-campagmr.b-campag Posts: 264
    edited 29 January
    Correct. For less than half the price of the exact same saddle that didn't say lady on it...(and it ain't cheap). Plus my bike has some pink detailing on it. Hang on, maybe I'm digging myself a hole here! :D
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,159
    Nothing wrong with pink.
  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,277

    Nothing wrong with pink.

    That’s very true.

    In fact it’s only fairly recent thinking that denotes pink as a feminine colour. Go back a little way and pink was a considered a very masculine colour indeed
  • david37david37 Posts: 1,313
    i had a pink bike once it was a corking colour.
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,159
    I have one, stunning. Marmite, but stunning.
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