Black handles

MrGoyard

Obsessed with Goyard
Aug 4, 2011
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I have my little love (Speedy 40) for 5 months now and I'm still really careful when I use it.
A couple of days ago I discovered that one of my handles is like black, especially at the bottom of my handle. I'm heartbroken because I love my bag so much. I really have no idea what it might be, I'm sure that it is not from alcohol. But what could it be?

I also consider to treat it with a spray, since this is a protection. Has anyone here experience with leather sprays?

Oh and my last question. How can I get rid of stains on my canvas?

xoxo
 

AndyLVoe

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Feb 9, 2010
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if its just spots on the canvas, you can wipe them off with a clean damp (not wet) cloth. as far as the black handles.. I dont know. There are threads, on how to clean the stains on the handles, but nobody ever really comes to a consensus on that.. so for vachetta on my LV bags, I dont treat them with anything, I'm super careful. and they're all spotless. Good luck.
 

needlv

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Jan 11, 2008
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I cleaned my darkened handles with a microfibre cloth and water. After they had dried, I then re-treated them with a leather protect spray (I use kiwi spray - 3 coats) and it is fine.
 

baghorr

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Nov 19, 2011
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I have a similar problem. I took my speedy out shopping and when I got in the car I noticed a couple small grey/black stains on my handles! I dunno what or how that happened! All I can think of is my silver ring left the marks? Would that be possible? I didn't touch anything, no lotion, sanitizer or anything! Just he bag in my hands!
 

ehy210

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Apr 21, 2011
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if the marks are greyish, and you suspect it came from some kind of metal, you can try using a CLEAN eraser and gently erase it away. If you're talking about black handles from moisture/sweat, I don't know how to help with that. Goodluck!
 

Serina

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Jul 4, 2009
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I have a similar problem. I took my speedy out shopping and when I got in the car I noticed a couple small grey/black stains on my handles! I dunno what or how that happened! All I can think of is my silver ring left the marks? Would that be possible? I didn't touch anything, no lotion, sanitizer or anything! Just he bag in my hands!
WOW! I didnt think of that! I wear silver rings all the time. My handles are grey on the underside... it used to bother me, but I just let it go eventually...
 

baghorr

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Nov 19, 2011
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WOW! I didnt think of that! I wear silver rings all the time. My handles are grey on the underside... it used to bother me, but I just let it go eventually...
Oh my gosh! This is horrible! I wonder if it's our rings for sure??? Hmmm, maybe we outta take a poll or something? I'm kinda new here, so dunno how to do much, but there must be a way we could get alot of members to comment on this possibility?
 

Serina

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Jul 4, 2009
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Oh my gosh! This is horrible! I wonder if it's our rings for sure??? Hmmm, maybe we outta take a poll or something? I'm kinda new here, so dunno how to do much, but there must be a way we could get alot of members to comment on this possibility?
I think it might be the case... but also I suspect its just general dirt... from touching handles on staircases, doorknobs, and traffic dust... The world is a dirty place, and our vachetta pays the price.:shocked:
 

Shoebaglady

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Oct 5, 2011
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From the photo, it looks like colour transfer to me. My handles had black on them but it was on the entire piece that I held with my hands.

I used magic eraser and lots of leather conditioner. It improved it but didn't get rid of it entirely.

On a side note, when I see vintage speedy's, the vachetta isn't black but a nice tan colour with a shiny coating. Has LV changed the vachetta b/c I see more black handles on newer speedy's.
 

AndyLVoe

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Feb 9, 2010
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I posted a new thread, but here's a pic of my handle

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Its a slight dirt smudge.. maybe even from your rings.. who knows.. just simply use a WHITE paper eraser, rub the eraser over the smudge, it'll come right off, its what the SA's at Louis Vuitton recommend, and there is no water involved. I used a white paper eraser on my bag this morning actually. =) Good Luck..
BTW you can buy the white paper erasers at staples or office depot, anywhere they sell school/art supplies.