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How to clean saddle conchos with toothpaste

I wouldn't recommend this for a show saddle but for my everyday synthetic saddle it's perfectly fine. For a more expensive saddle id buy a silver cleaner to clean the conchos.

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Grungy and dull conchos I just removed from my saddle

Grungy and dull conchos I just removed from my saddle

My saddle missing the concho on this side

My saddle missing the concho on this side

Baking soda or whitening toothpaste will work just fine and if you can't find a crappy tooth brush use your brothers! He will never know!

Baking soda or whitening toothpaste will work just fine and if you can't find a crappy tooth brush use your brothers! He will never know!

Put toothpaste on first concho

Put toothpaste on first concho

On both conchos

On both conchos

In a circular motion scrub the surface of the concho, the toothpaste or baking soda will start to turn grey, that's good it means it is working

In a circular motion scrub the surface of the concho, the toothpaste or baking soda will start to turn grey, that's good it means it is working

Take the toothbrush and wet it and continue to scrub the concho, it will foam

Rinse concho in water

Rinse concho in water

Ooooooooooooo shiny!

Ooooooooooooo shiny!

After both are done

Dry them completely and put back on leather grommets

Dry them completely and put back on leather grommets

Thanks for watching please feel free to suggest any other guides I can do to help out!

  • Tooth pater or baking soda
  • A crumby toothbrush
  • A dirty saddle
  • Water
  • A clean absorbent rag