The (Patina) Champ is Here

Mirabellaxox

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Just tried this method on my 2 year old speedy b 25, it made the leather a tad bit darker, but I kinda like it..
 

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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.

I've never heard of these shopping bags b4, lots of pretty patterns and colors for cheap. Great idea.

Yes that's exactly what I do, I travel with my NF and use it as a beach bag when I arrive............it took me awhile to brave it in the sun and sand :wtf: ............but there's not much point in having these gorgeous bags if they don't get used.
The envirosax are brilliant and I have loads in different colours and designs. I try to keep one on each bag because they are always so handy and also great for covering your bag if necessary.
 
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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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Just to follow up ladies, I got caught in the rain with my Alma bb. It completely dried with no rain spots whatsoever! Super happy
 

Lilycjaxxx

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Hi! Anyone seen this before? My top handle of my LV bumbag has gotten darker but the two loops holding it in place look completely good as new! I haven’t put anything on the handle but it’s annoying me they are two different colours, I just assumed it would all darken at the same time in that area (obviously not!) any thoughts how to get it to an even patina across the whole top handle? Thanks in advance
 

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karman

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Hi! Anyone seen this before? My top handle of my LV bumbag has gotten darker but the two loops holding it in place look completely good as new! I haven’t put anything on the handle but it’s annoying me they are two different colours, I just assumed it would all darken at the same time in that area (obviously not!) any thoughts how to get it to an even patina across the whole top handle? Thanks in advance
Normal for different pieces of leather to tan at different speeds. You can try to gently wiping with a damp cloth to see if it darkens.
 
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Aoifs

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Using this method on my Pochette Metis. Didnt want to use chemicals or risk drying out the leather. But I also live in Ireland so rain is inevitable and I want to prevent stains! :biggrin:However there has only been one sunny day this week so I "tanned" my bag for 5 days, mostly in daylight but not direct sun and today it was in direct sun for 2 hours. I've wet the vachetta this evening and will polish tomorrow AM. Doesnt look too different yet. Ill post pics if anyone is interested!
 

kroshkaRo

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Using this method on my Pochette Metis. Didnt want to use chemicals or risk drying out the leather. But I also live in Ireland so rain is inevitable and I want to prevent stains! :biggrin:However there has only been one sunny day this week so I "tanned" my bag for 5 days, mostly in daylight but not direct sun and today it was in direct sun for 2 hours. I've wet the vachetta this evening and will polish tomorrow AM. Doesnt look too different yet. Ill post pics if anyone is interested!
Yes, I'm interested
 

Tropezienne

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One thing that doesn’t get mentioned often is using a clean white eraser to clean untreated vachetta. The plain white eraser used to erase pencil.
I have found this to be very effective on light dirt marks. It will not work on water marks.

I have successfully used leather wipes on vachetta after every few uses to remove dirt and condition the leather. Every time the leather came back to the same colour. A few years later the leather looks great, no dirt and it’s developed a nice light honey patina.

However the handle never treated or wiped is much lighter in colour.
 
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Aoifs

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Yes, I'm interested

Fresh out of the box:
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After 5 days on a windowsill in overcast Ireland in January :
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Immediately after using the wet sock:
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The next morning. Not a great photo. Ill take a photo in daylight tomorrow of how it looks now a month or so later:
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Overall I'm happy. I haven't used it in the rain yet but its even and a developing a patina slowly.
 

kroshkaRo

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Fresh out of the box:
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After 5 days on a windowsill in overcast Ireland in January :
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Immediately after using the wet sock:
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The next morning. Not a great photo. Ill take a photo in daylight tomorrow of how it looks now a month or so later:
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Overall I'm happy. I haven't used it in the rain yet but its even and a developing a patina slowly.
Thanks a lot for update. I think it looks really great. I actually like it more than not treated! Keep us posted, please.
 
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