Revealing my first Bal Repair ~ Before/After photos!

aalinne_72

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I think you did it to perfection, very well done, congrats and enjoy your beauty!:smile:
 

helenNZ

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Awesome job!!!! Flawless!!!!! A new lease on life!!! I wish I could get my corners repaired! thanks for sharing pics!!!
 

Kendie26

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Wow, that is impressive indeed !! I love seeing how you gals do stuff like this!! Bravo!
 

hedonista

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Thank you everyone! I learn so much from TPF every day, please let me know if anyone have questions! [emoji4]

BTW, do you guys think I should glue the tassels back? I'm a little torn regarding them. I feel like the bag will look more tidy if I repair them, but I also love the fringey boho "I don't give a damn" vibe that the split tassels give out. LOL. Thoughts?

Also, does anyone know where I can find replacement leather tassels? It doesn't necessarily have to be official Balenciaga tassels as long as they look/feel similar.
 

hedonista

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How did you repair the corners?
Looks awesome!!!
I used a combination of Fiebings Edge Kote in Black and Zelikovitz Top Coat in Satin to fix the corners.

For areas where I felt the leather was a little thin, I used Edge Kote to build up the corners, then I finished it off with the Zelikovitz. For areas that were just a little scuffed, I used the Zelikovitz alone. Works like a charm and the finish matches the original leather. [emoji173]️
 

kikirabbit

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How did you repair the handle? What kind of cord is it?

It looks lovely!

I have a black city from 2009 (omg has it been so long?!) that needs some tender refurbishment.