if not shining monkey then what?

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i'm in desperate need to get something to protect the handles on my damier azur speedy, but i don't knwo what, i was about to buy shining monkey after that thread about it giving rashes or something... anyway.. LV friends are there any good prodcuts to use on my damier azur handles???
links and pics would be helpful tooooooo
THANKS
 

Bag Fetish

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anything can give rashes if there is something in it your skin doesnt like.
I'm sure like anything the person that got the rash is allergic to something in the product.

you can use apple guard, or wilson spray...
And with either of those you could be allergic as well. Perhaps check the website first before purchasing.

I've used all of the products with no issue or rash.
 
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I used a spray recommended by my shoe repair guy. He repairs lots of high quality items. It is similiar to Wilson's. Could not locate Apple Guard. Just be careful not to get to close...make sure it is even.
 

Couturegrl

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I use Shining Monkey on all the vachetta of my bags, including my Damier Azur Speedy 30 with no problems...I love it!
 

Couturegrl

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Nope, the handles will still patina, but it prevents water spots, which is my biggest concern:smile:
 

spylove22

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I've used shining monkey and it's good. Except when you spray it, it really stinks, I cover my nose with a towel and I spray outside really quick and then get outta there fast cause I don't want to breathe in that stuff.
 

Jen Loves LV

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For you Kiwi users, does the leather still patina at a normal rate or is it faster or slower? :confused1:

Oh and does it keep the handles from getting so dark?
I've only had my bag a week and half or so, but it hasn't seemed to effect the patina process, my vachetta is just slightly beginning to turn. The can of Kiwi said right on it that it wouldn't stop the leather from being able to "breathe", so i'm guessing it won't have too much effect on the patina process.
 

dlg

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I've used shining monkey on all my bags with vachetta and four pairs of suede shoes. I've never had problems. I love it and am about to order another can.