Thanks for moving the thread. Can't pm you cause I don't have enough posts.
My biggest concern with pastes, creams, etc. is clogging the holes for ventilation. Do you think it's fine to only use saddle soap as a cleaner? I don't know what to do for a conditioner.
It's frustrating when dealer and tag say "only soap and water." Yet, there seems to be more to it. The spew stuff is crazy.