Change color of smartcover from cream to black?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Blarneystone, Oct 19, 2011.

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    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?
     
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    If you had bothered to search, you would've found this.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
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  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    Leather dye would also work. Don't artificially restrict your searches. Look into more general leather resources.
     
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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 68030

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    sorry - bad advice - eraser is equiv to 3600 sandpaper....
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up going with black leather dye and sealer. It looks much much better. I'll post pictures when I get a chance.
     

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