I have been contemplating the Argent Paddy for over a year now, and with my recent post about a nasty NM SA bashing on paddies, I think I may finally go for it and buy her (not from that witchy SA though). I use Apple brand (not Appleguarde) on my LV vachetta and on my Paddy and it is an amazing product. The LV boutique actually recommended it to me because they use it on their bags in-store. Anyhow, if I buy the Argent Paddy, is it OK to use the conditioner on it if I feel the urge to give it some TLC or is it not good to condition metallic leather?? Also, if you have Argent in either the Paddy or Betty can you share how it holds up?? This will be my first expensive metallic bag, so I want to make sure it is worth it. TIA!!