I purchased the Speedy 35 last week, but I've only used it twice in fear of messing up the virgin vachetta. When I was using it yesterday, it began to rain as well; I almost had a heartattack lol ! I know that some oppose using any protectant on the vachetta, but I don't think I could use my unprotected LV without being extremely paranoid. Anyways, enough rambling..., my questions are: When you spray Shining Monkey on the new vachetta, will the spray darken the "non-existent patina"? (I've read that an application of AppleGuard DOES make the vachetta darker) Will spraying Shining Monkey on vachetta delay the patina process? How do you evenly spray the Speedy handles? Is there a technique? The handles generally don't stand up, so after spraying it, do you guys plop the handles back down or hold the handles up until it dries? Does anyone spraying the monogram canvas as well? Recommend it or not? (In the process of spraying the piping, I figure I might as well spray the canvas. It is a fabric protectant afterall...right?) Will the dye on new dark jeans transfer onto the vachetta? (I always wash my new jeans before I wear them, but I'm afraid that washing the jeans just once isn't enough for dye transfer. When sitting down, I usually put my purses onto my lap. Has anyone experienced their vachetta turning blue after placing their purses onto their laps?) What causes that uneven gross black patina? Is it due to hand oils carrying the handles in the same area (or is it just dirty hands)? If I carry the handles on my arm, will the handles display an even vachetta? Wow, that's a lot of questions haha! Any input is greatly appreciated...thanks guys!