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Blarneystone
Oct 19, 2011, 01:31 PM
I have had my ipad2 and smartcover since the day they came out (~7 months)

In that time, my cream color smart cover has become only what you could call dingy. I've tried various cleaning methods from expensive leather cleaner to Pledge. Nothing works :(.

So I thought if I could change the color of the cover to black, I would have less issues with its appearance. It looks like a dirty bathmat.

Does anyone know about changing the color of leather? Or have any other ideas of improving the appearance of this eyesore?



Dhelsdon
Oct 19, 2011, 02:54 PM
If you had bothered to search, you would've found this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1127366&highlight=cleaning+smart+cover).

Dangerous Theory
Oct 19, 2011, 03:23 PM
If you had bothered to search, you would've found this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1127366&highlight=cleaning+smart+cover).

If you had bothered to read both his post and the one you're linking to, you'd find that he has a leather cover and the thread is about polyurethane.

glen e
Oct 19, 2011, 03:35 PM
it really was not that hard to find:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1128526&highlight=smartcover+color

Blarneystone
Oct 19, 2011, 03:59 PM
If you had bothered to search, you would've found this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1127366&highlight=cleaning+smart+cover).

I did search - repeatedly - since June or so - on this site and on google. That page never came up for me. Thanks for the link though.

takeshi74
Oct 19, 2011, 11:03 PM
Leather dye would also work. Don't artificially restrict your searches. Look into more general leather resources.

p1ally
Oct 26, 2011, 02:15 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

Mr clean magic eraser.

glen e
Oct 26, 2011, 02:21 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

Mr clean magic eraser.


sorry - bad advice - eraser is equiv to 3600 sandpaper....

Blarneystone
Oct 27, 2011, 08:18 AM
I ended up going with black leather dye and sealer. It looks much much better. I'll post pictures when I get a chance.