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I received my courier pouch on Wednesday. I dunked it right away & left it to dry. I wasn’t able to do any CPR coats because I was planning on dying the bag & I needed to make sure the bag was as un-moisturized as possible so that the dye would adhere properly. It dried very quickly & I was able to do my 99% rubbing alcohol wipe downs within a day or so (to help remove excess oils from the grain) here is the before & after of the dunk:
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Not bad for a dunk with no CPR & Renapur! Now the main issue was the lack of strap! I knew I would never find one that matched so that’s where the dye job came in! Continued in post 2...
My head just exploded...really @Coachaddict4020 , wow,Post 2 of 2:
So the dye I purchased was professional grade. The company’s website is leathertouchupdye.com. They have dyes for every type of leather product. I emailed the company & they were more than happy to help me choose the right product & even gave me a detailed explanation on how to go about dying the bag. The dye wasn’t cheap, I paid $150 cad in total , but it was WORTH IT.
-super easy to do, I felt like a dye pro by the end of the project lol
-they give you everything you need. You don’t have to buy a separate sealer & you prep the bag with 99% rubbing alcohol & the leather cleaner they provide in the kit
-you can’t tell the bag is dyed unless you look inside (I didn’t dye the suede because I didn’t wanna ruin the texture). All the coats (I did 4) applied beautifully & there was no streaking. You can still see the leather pores & the scars/scratches that the bag originally had!
-Cost, very expensive! I wish the dye was less costly so I could do more dye projects. For me the cost of this project was justified because BABY. COURIER.
-Time it takes. It took me 8 hours to dye the bag. I used a heat gun to dry the dye in between coats so I could finish faster. My back ached from being hunched over in the same position for so long!
Anyways, Im SO happy with how my baby courier turned out! Thank you SO MUCH @Morgan_Bellini for giving me this bag, I can’t stop staring at it! I have a black baby courier now & it’s all thanks to you!!!! Special thank you to our amazing leather crafter, @LunaSilver, for making me a custom fit strap. It’s still on it’s way to me so for the time being, I’ve added my Legacy slim duffle’s strap (its the same size as a rambler’s legacy strap) but it’s a little snug & the buckles scratch the piping. Seriously, you both have made me so freaking happy! The baby courier is hands down my favourite vintage coach bag out of my entire collection! I love it & Imma carry this thing til Im an old lady lmao
Before dye job:
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After dye job:
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Ignore my outfit- it’s the WFH life lol