Discovery: How to clean handles without building up patina


Feb 23, 2007
Last Friday on my way to work I was reading the metro newspaper leaning it against my azur speedy resting on my lap. Result: an ugly black line along one of the handles, which was just newspaper ink:wtf:. Panic!!! I spend the whole day thinking on how to tackle the stain. My speedy handles still have this piggy pink tint of new and I would like to avoid patina as long as I can...

What solved the problem: I used a freshly washed (right out of the washing machine, thus still damp) microfibre cloth, I rubbed the handle vigorously, the stain came off but it left a wet patch. This dried overnight and the leather did not darken since no oil was applied. I thought I would share it with you, I am ex-tre-me-ly careful with my bags/clothes and other items. Cheers!:heart:


Jan 16, 2008
You are VERY brave! Congrats on tackle that menace of a stain! I am ALWAYS looking for new ways to clean my vachetta! I might try this if I have an emergency!