I think you girls will faint when you read this...

fayewolf

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Jul 7, 2006
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So, I have this beautiful Cordovan Terri Mbmj bag that I love, my coworker being a sweetheart, gave me some chocolate from belgium, put in my bag without telling me. I didn't know, and it freakn melted inside. I panic, and being stupid , used bleach inside the liner to try to get it off, and it leaked out to the leather. I took it to the leather shop to have it repair, it looked okay intitally, I put it in my dust bag, forgot about it, I took it out yesterday and the bottom of the bag is now grayish white!!! It pains me to even look at the bag. I can't pay like $100 to redye the bag because the bag was only $2xx when I bought it. Is there any other way I can restore her? This is the bottom of the bag...
 

Dawn

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Sep 2, 2006
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oh no, that's so sad :sad:

some of the DIY ladies may have some advice for you...i wouldn't know what to do either. it may help to post pics of the bag so they can see the damage. good luck! :heart:
 

kmroboto

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Nov 5, 2006
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Please do post pics of your bag. We'll be able to advise you better.

Since it's just the bottom I think you may want to try and dye it yourself. I don't know how crafty you are but just trying to match the color as best you can and JUST treating the part that is discolored may fix it right up!
 

syue

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Apr 14, 2009
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i would try and do it myself. i'm not sure if you're familiar with tarrago dyes but they're fairly easy to use. i guess it would depend on the type of leather you have to, but a few girls on the forum have done it. its definately considered a last resort, but it has turned out okay.
 

tadpolenyc

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Sep 9, 2006
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i'd go the diy route at this point. at the very worst, your bag is still ruined. otoh, it might turn out great and you'd have an exciting thread to share with us, so please take lots of pictures.

and, wow, yeah, bleach? you're hardcore!
 
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