Speedy handles

pritti_hippie

Llama Llama Duck!
Aug 1, 2006
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East Yorkshire
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My new Speedy is the first LV i've had from new and I was wondering how long it usually takes before the patina starts to get really noticeable. My tab on the ip is going a nice shade but my handles at the moment are just looking dirty. I've wiped them with pampers wipes but they don't clean off, is this normal? Thanks
 
Aug 2, 2006
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Novato, CA
really depends on how often you use it. If you want it to turn darker, leaving in the sun for while couples times a week, that should speed things up.
 

pritti_hippie

Llama Llama Duck!
Aug 1, 2006
358
2
East Yorkshire
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I'm using it every day at the moment as it just holds everything. I've told my sister that when it gets too dark and I want a new one she cud have mine. She wasn't impressed lol, little miss wants a new one all to herself, she's only 13 bless her.
 

BagLadie

Got a handle on it
O.G.
Nov 2, 2006
6,961
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Red Sox Nation
Mine is about 6 months old and I have used it pretty much everyday. It has turned a honey gold color - so pretty. I just put it in the dustbag for the summer. I don't want it to turn dark and I know if I use it all summer it will get very dark from the sun and heat/ humidity. I love it dark but hate when I see speedies that have turned black. Time for a new one at that point.
 

Sternchen

O.G.
May 16, 2006
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Bavaria, Germany
Errrr, I've had my speedy for about 1.5 years now, and it has patinaed a bit. I thought I had pictures on my laptop of what it looks like now, but I don't - sorry. But it has developed a light honey color and looks lovely :smile:
 
Jun 28, 2006
1,969
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California
I don't use mine much but it patinas pretty fast, too fast actually when I take it to socal. Its not THAT hot there, but its much hotter than where I live now so the transportation, having it sit in a warm room, using it on warm days about 4 times will made it noticably darker when compared to the color it was when new.