Does your patina get that nice shine

solai

O.G.
Jun 29, 2008
719
11
Alberta, Canada
Does your patina still get that nice shine/sheen if you spray it with a water guard such as Kiwi/AG/SM? Or does it patina without the shine? Does your vachetta look dry as a result of waterproofing?
 

ayla

nyan nyan percent
O.G.
Oct 19, 2005
26,070
116
Toronto, Ontario
Nope - looks fine to me ! It does feel a little different after the spray, but when the feeling wears off, you know it's time again to spray !
 

solai

O.G.
Jun 29, 2008
719
11
Alberta, Canada
Nope - looks fine to me ! It does feel a little different after the spray, but when the feeling wears off, you know it's time again to spray !
What did you spray yours with? I used Kiwi Protect-All. Yes, it does feel slightly different (I thought it was my imagination). No big deal, but it kinda feels slightly more rigid.
 

ayla

nyan nyan percent
O.G.
Oct 19, 2005
26,070
116
Toronto, Ontario
I use AG, it feels more "shiny" - like smoother, and you feel that there is something coating the leather.