Okay, I'm going to sound like a complete ignoramus, but here goes! I have acquired a nude silky snake bag which needs a bit of tlc mainly with some scales lifting and looking a bit dirty underneath (though that may actually just be the colour of the exposed leather?) It's the kind of ss with some really small scales, which are the main culprits for lifting. I'm not especially expecting to 'fix' the lifting scales, more to minimise the problem and prevent it getting worse. I remember reading some people on here (Moo, I think? among others) saying they used the collonil gel, so I got some, but it doesn't really come with instructions. So, how do I use it? Should I apply with fingers or something else? How much to use? Do a bit at a time or put all over and leave to soak in before rubbing off any excess? With the ss, I assume you need to 'follow the grain' as it were, but other than that I am feeling totally clueless! Any and all help greatly appreciated! As a true procrastinator, I've totally left this to the last minute as I *MUST* do this today before catching a flight to Malta at oh-dark-hundred tomorrow morning! Many thanks, ladies!