The (Patina) Champ is Here

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I travel a lot by plane. I take the dust cover and put my bag in for the X-ray machine and when I have to put it under the seat for take off and landing. I don’t care if people think it’s weird. [emoji4]
That’s exactly what I do except with an envirosax bag instead of a dust bag (lighter and folds down into a tiny package). Airplanes are so gross because they never clean them.
 
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I have an Alma bb in mono, I used the patina champ method on it when I first got the bag. I took the bag out yesterday totally forgot I was wearing black jeans and got some transfer on my poor little Alma. I was kicking myself!! When I got home I used the patina champ method and cleaned off the bag, all of the transfer came off and she looks great again. I’m so happy!!!!
 
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I used the patina champ’s method on my brand new speedy 25. I purchased this bag on 14 February this year . I have always been afraid of vachetta but took the plunge. I absolutely love the results. I tanned the bag for 3 days, a little bit longer than the 1 hour as we have had very bad weather over here. I used a sock and water to clean the vachetta and polished it the next day. I love the results. Sorry I had to take the pics from my iPhone.

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Hello I’m loving your speedy 25 mono and was wondering if you would post pics of her now to see how the vachetta is looking?? I have been really wanting a speedy b 25 in DA but I am afraid of vachetta! I have the nano speedy which only comes in mono and she has been holding up well but is not a year yet...
 
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Hello I’m loving your speedy 25 mono and was wondering if you would post pics of her now to see how the vachetta is looking?? I have been really wanting a speedy b 25 in DA but I am afraid of vachetta! I have the nano speedy which only comes in mono and she has been holding up well but is not a year yet...
Hi sorry for the late reply, here are some pics. I tried to capture the bag as best I could, it’s abit gloomy in London today. My speedy is doing fine, the patina is a honey colour and looks great! I did this method on my Alma bb in mono and she looks great too.

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Hi sorry for the late reply, here are some pics. I tried to capture the bag as best I could, it’s abit gloomy in London today. My speedy is doing fine, the patina is a honey colour and looks great! I did this method on my Alma bb in mono and she looks great too.

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Thank you for getting back to me! Yes she is lovely!! And really? I have an alma bb but did DE as I have been hesitant about the vachetta but if I get the speedy in mono and this method works I may try my luck with a mono alma bb as well! Thank you for posting!
 
Thank you for getting back to me! Yes she is lovely!! And really? I have an alma bb but did DE as I have been hesitant about the vachetta but if I get the speedy in mono and this method works I may try my luck with a mono alma bb as well! Thank you for posting!
Lol I meant if I get the speedy in DA! Just in love with your speedy in mono
 
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Thank you for getting back to me! Yes she is lovely!! And really? I have an alma bb but did DE as I have been hesitant about the vachetta but if I get the speedy in mono and this method works I may try my luck with a mono alma bb as well! Thank you for posting!
If you like the Alma bb in mono I say go for it. I have both DE and mono, after using this method I’m not worried about vachetta at all!
 

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I wonder if this method is similiar to using apple guard? That also saturates the vachetta. I used apple guard on all my bags but still fear the rain. My keepall got some watermarks even after treating it with apple guard :annoyed:

My new monogram keepall should come on Friday..LV just shipped it!
 
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