The Music line- which has our Fadeouts and Rocksteadys have the type of leather that is sort of meant to get naturally distressed. But I've still treated mine w/ Applegard products- the cleaner, conditioner and protectant spray.
Ok- first off yesterday I tried some Tide on the Velour w/ a baby toothbrush and light circles/strokes so not to hurt the velour. I've noticed only a tiny bit of improvement. What else can I do? Another Tide treatment? Oh and by the way, I used a fan on a low setting to gently dry it, too. No rings, but one spot of velour looks a little "rough" the other sides are fine, just not clean enough yet.
I'd post pics, but I can't get the dinginess captured very well. If you look in the "L.a.m.b. in Action" thread my Capri is running away and you cannot tell at all really in those pics that she has some dirty velour. She looks stunning in those pics. But the velour needs work!!
Legsie: Use tide but just be careful with it - as long as it's pretty diluted it should be okay. You might want to also try just a bit of the liquid oxyclean to help brighten it.
GLamb: I used two things: First the 1-inch sponge paint brushes. I applied one coat, and they worked good but the paint itself did re-crack. The second time I used a smaller brush (actually a cheap eye-shadow brush) and used a thinner coat, and did 2 coats. One was horizontal to get good coverage and the second vertical. I had a bunch of brown leather showing through though - so you might only need the one thin coat.
Also make sure you MOVE the leather while the paint is still wet. that'll help set it into the creases and it won't "crack" again when dried. Condition about a day after it's fully dried since it's still leather. I just did small parts at a time, and held the bag at the top and bottom and made like a 'wave' with it back and forth - does that make sense?
So, how do I decompress after a stressful day/week/month? With some LAMB rehab of course.
Yes, I got a deal on the Rasta Mandy....but it had more flaws than expected. DAMN!! Another great bag, another project.
Here's the before pics:
Looks beautiful right?
Look closer.....closer.....really close....
All the sides next to the edges had color removal and missing paint.
You get what you pay for.....why can't I just find the perfect OGLAMB?? On to the clean-up and restore project....