HELP : I have ruined my YSL wallet

amy_86

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TBH, I dont have any luck in cleaning my bags and wallets. All went disastrous. Due to covid, I couldnt go out town or cross state to clean my bags/wallet.

Yesterday I just ruined my YSL wallet. I layered a bit of leather conditioner cum polisher on the back of my wallet and then the conditioner turned chocolate (I thought it was dirt) so i wiped it off immediately. My wallet was sticky afterwards. I thought it would be ok if I added another thin layer of leather honey to condition it. Other part of the wallet has no problem just the back is so sticky due to the first treatment I put on earlier.

The glossiness is gone. The leather on the back is so dull now. I stopped treating it and let it hang dry at my backyard. Im not sure if the stickiness is permanent or is there a way I can get the glossiness back if or once it dried

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jelly-baby

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It’s either stripped the coating, or has put a film of the conditioner on the wallet. I’m not sure a conditioner would be capable of stripping the coating so you could try buffing it to buff the cream out?
 
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Use a clean cloth and wipe it down thoroughly. Leave it alone for a day. See what happens. I don't think leather conditioner can take away a shiny coat.
 

amy_86

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Dear all, its been several weeks. I would like to update that my wallet is still exactly the same. Permanently ruined.

It’s either stripped the coating, or has put a film of the conditioner on the wallet. I’m not sure a conditioner would be capable of stripping the coating so you could try buffing it to buff the cream out?
I think the top coating has been stripped. I don't understand how easy that coating could come off like that. No matter what I do, the stickiness is still there. I hang the wallet to air for for more than a week and the stickiness is still there.
I even put a bit of baking soda on it to soak up the stickiness but to avail. The bits of soda powder even stuck on the stitches. I have no choice but to damp up a cloth and wipe it off again..

Use a clean cloth and wipe it down thoroughly. Leave it alone for a day. See what happens. I don't think leather conditioner can take away a shiny coat.
Unfortunately it did. The back of the wallet and now the flap on the front are looking dull and sticky. I dont know what to do anymore.

same thing happened to my wallet too . Please update if you found way to fix this.
I did not found a way at all. Mind let me know how your wallet came to that state ?
 

A1aGypsy

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I have used vinegar for sticky leather but I don’t think I would do it unless I was certain it was a last resort.

Here is some info that might assist at least diagnosing the problem: