I'm by no means an expert but I know from experience that if there are surface marks or external dirt on anything patent, you can wipe those off with a damp cloth. However, if the marks have permeated the patent, I don't think you can remove them.
^^ Yep. In my experience eucalyptus oil on a cotton wool pad will remove some marks and will lighten others, but if the stains have penetrated the finish then basically they are there to stay. It's worth a try though.
for things like surface scuffs, glue/adhesive residue etc you can try non-acetone nail polish remover. that usually works very well in my experience... i've used it on my lv vernis bags and it works wonders. i would test it on a small spot first, just to make sure it doesn't dull any of the finish (but i never had that problem).
however, if that doesn't work, and if it's like an ink stain or some sort of color transfer (from clothes, etc), i am 99.9% sure there is nothing you can do to get it out. sorry! because when that happens with inks/dyes is that they get *underneath* the shiny surface, so nothing you put on it will be able to take the dye out. i know it sucks, thats why patent leathers are so high-maintenance (i luv it anyways though )
I tried the eraser, nail polish remover, patent leather cleaners and conditioner. This is my favorite purse. I barely use it to keep it new. My red patent leather purse caused the stains on the white patent leather purse.
Haven't tried the oil yet as I need to buy that. Any other ideas???!!??!!
I am having a similar problem with a blue patent leather tote. It looks like there is a bit of ink on the outside of the bag near the center on both sides. The odd thing is it is shines on top of the color. It has been in the closet for a long time,so I really don't know what it is or how it got there. There are no marks anywhere in the bag.