UK members only please

Princessdiamond

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Does any one in the UK use any leather protectant on LV vachetta? Members of 'tpf' from USA talk about 'Shining Monkey' a lot. If yes, please suggest the ones to go for and the product to avoid....thanks :biggrin:
 

papertiger

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I have mono suitcases, now getting fairly old. I used nothing nothing because I was told by LV the trim should age natually. If you don't mind a change of colour you could use linseed oil (which saddlers use on stirrup leather)

I think vachetta is difficult because even natural leather creams or lanolin might stain and more unevenly than oils. Def no products with synthetic polymas or other 'plastic' ingredients because it will seal the leather and you won't be able to restore the moisture - in time it might dry out and crack (check labels)

only IMHO of course