Some of you may recall I have posted my very first SO K25 in the below thread (post # 6684): https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/hermes-special-orders-how-long-did-yours-take.797364/page-446#post-32598531 I did the unthinkable... I took the matter into my own hands and changed the edge paint myself! I think Docride is about to faint about now... I researched on the edge paint color and supplier H uses, watched numerous youtube videos, purchased everything I needed (blade punch tool, sand paper, edge paint, chamois, scotch tape), and also a small sheet of epsom leather to practice on, and went at it! My husband couldn't take the stress and had to physically remove himself from our home for the day LOL. Sequence of events (to be repeated for every part of the bag) - 1) sand away as much of the old edge paint as possible (500 grit paper) 2) apply 1st layer 3) smooth 1st layer with 1000 grit paper 4) apply 2nd layer 5) smooth 2nd layer with 1000 grit paper 6) apply 3rd layer 7) buff with chamois cloth The whole process took approx. 10 hours as time was needed for each layer to dry... this was a pretty grueling process but I'm so glad I did it so now I can be at peace and enjoy her fully. And I know, H will probably deny spa service in the future but this is something I am willing to sacrifice so that I can fully appreciate and use the bag. Disclaimer - you probably don’t want to try this at home, I have an architecture degree so am used to model building and meticulous painting jobs. without further ado, here are the photos!