does anyone know what they use to attach our Birkin/Kelly bag hardware? do they ever use some sort of sticky solution? dare i say glue or something like that which is clear, aside from the pearling? Because today i was cleaning the hardware on my bags with an eyeglass cloth and i saw something tiny and white-sh sticking out under the hardware on one strap on my Birkin. i thought it was lint or something, but it wouldnt budge. i kept scratching at it gently and it started stretching like something sticky would do. i kept pulling at it and saw it stretch a bit. i immediately dug my fingernail under the other straps hardware and found similar. and also a little on the top of the hardware that has the turn knob on it. its not coated in it or anything, but there is a tiny amount there. i tried with the grey Kelly and lo and behold, same thing, except this time instead of white it is a bit greenish, like discolored. here's a pic: see the top of the hardware under the stamping? you can also see a tiny bit of it here too: to your left it is right on top of the hardware. so, my question is what is that stuff and have you ever noticed it before? i know that glue is not supposed to be a part of H bags. but how do you explain finding this sticky substance under the hardware on two different H bags? i thought maybe the sticky glue from the plastic covers might've done this? but i havent kept them on for a long time. ideas? PM me if you'd like.