Leather Cleaner Messed Up My replica Gucci Bag


There is definitely something that can be done, and today I’m going to surprise you with my advice: You should take the bag to a leather repair shop posthaste. Discolored leather is a fairly easy fix, and the repair will likely not cost you terribly much money.

I’m sure you didn’t expect a cleaning expert to say “Send it to the professionals,” right? You probably thought I was going to list some sort of miracle product that you can order from Amazon, slap on your bag replica, and declare victory. And I’ll certainly give you that type of answer, because they don’t pay me to write “Send it to the professionals,” but in all honesty, that’s what you should do, and I do gucci replica handbags get paid to be super honest with you.

So there’s my professional opinion: Your bag will be totally fine, just as good as new, in fact, and all you need to do is find a reputable leather repairer in your area. Emphasis on “reputable!” A good way to find a reputable leather repair shop is to either ask the most stylish woman or man you know if they have a recommendation. Another good way gucci replica handbags is to call a local store that sells high-end leather goods and ask them who they use. You can, of course, peruse Yelp reviews, but that’s a less trustworthy source than my first two suggestions, though certainly an option.

The first thing I did was to look up the Coach Leather Cleaner gucci replica handbags that was used on the bag to see if I could figure out why it caused discoloration (I do agree that it was more likely the cleaner, rather than gucci bags sale the beer, that caused the staining). The description of the damage, that the black leather appeared to be an almost metallic rust color, tells me that there was, in essence, a color loss situation. Because of that, it’s likely that an acidic substance was the culprit — when an acid comes in contact with dark materials, it can cause a patch of color loss that renders it a rust-like hue. Now, it could have been the beer that caused it, since beer is also gucci replica handbags acidic, but since you did so much wiping to remove the beer, and you didn’t notice the discoloration before you applied the leather cleaner, I feel more confident in pointing the finger at the cleaner.

In researching the leather cleaner, I found a list of leathers and other hides that the product may and may not be used on; I found instructions for use; I did not find a list of replica gucci bags ingredients. Humph. Without a list of ingredients, I can’t determine if the cleaner is acidic or alkaline. Dead end.

Next, I considered the reversal of the color loss. That’s actually fairly simple and something you could certainly do at home; the way to do replica gucci bags that is to use a very good black shoe polish like Meltonian, which gets the nod as the best high-end shoe polish in our guide to the best shoe care products, to restore the color. If you choose to go that route, use an old T-shirt to apply a verrrrrrrrrrrry tiny amount of the polish, like, be so sparing with it that you begin to refer to yourself replica gucci bags in the third person as Scrooge McDuck, just really be a total cheapskate with the stuff. And here’s why: The overuse of shoe polish on a leather handbag can stiffen it up in a way that makes the bag feel less supple than it should. Once the polish has been applied, buff it thoroughly with a soft cloth and apply a small amount of leather conditioner to the entire bag.

By now, I’m gonna guess that you already understand why my advice is to take the bag for professional restoration replica gucci bags and cleaning: While it’s easy enough to get black shoe polish, the technique is wildly important, and someone who is trained to work with leather goods will understand the soft touch this particular bag needs.

There’s a broader point to be made about the care and keeping of luxury goods, and I’ll leave you on this high note: You should replica gucci bags absolutely use and enjoy your beautiful and pricey belongings, and you should not despair when life happens to/on/around them — that’s life! And just as you should enjoy your good things, you should also not hesitate to use a specialist to help you care for them. You know what’s even more grown-up than owning a Gucci bag? Taking that Gucci bag to a specialty replica gucci bags repair shop for regular and emergency maintenance. Your bag will thank you for it (and your husband never has to know!).