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On my new road king classic, I have noticed considerable figernail scratches all around and between the buckles (must be my girlfriend, my nails are short, honest). Doesn't seem like it could really hurt anything, visual only. Tried some saddle soap stuff, now have shiney new scratches. Any ideas??

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Call them "distressed" and you'll be the envy of all your friends. How often to you get a chance to define style? :D

But seriously... I don't know that there's really anything you can do. Leather just wears and it's those things (IMO) that over time just happens. As long as you take care and use the saddle soap they won't dry out and look neglected.
 

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Good old fashioned shoe polish (wax -not the liquid crap) seems to work very well, and will restore the blackness as well.

Buy a shoeshine kit that includes the applicator brush as well as the shine brush.
Apply the polish -not a thick coat, over the scratch and surrounding area

Then use the big shine brush and rub vigorously and I think you will be very pleased witht the results.

Note:
If you use the liquid shoe polish it will look okay initially but then will crack and look like kaka after a day or two.

Just my .02
 

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I was just going to say shoe polish will do it. If they are deep you can try shoe leather dye and then shoe polish but just the shoe polish should do it. Definately do not use the liquid stuff as JoeJitsu stated. It WILL eventually crack or flake.
 
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