How to clean oil spot on leather smart cover??

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jtsui, May 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    there is a oil spot on my leather smart cover and i need a solution to clean it.. please advice guys.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    There really isn't anything you can do. Any leather conditioner or cleaner you use will somewhat darken the leather. If you don't mind it getting a bit darker look into leather conditioners maybe darkening the entire thing will hide the oil spot.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    exactly - many a leather cover spoiled by potato chip eating....
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thx for the reply..i tried to use a paper towel to get the oil out..but there is still a light mark on it...no luck..and mine is the red one...sighh :(

    don't place yr smartcover on yr dining table guys or make sure yr table is clean....hahahahahaaa
     
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    3goldens

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    Should have used seltzer and a clean cotton cloth and blotted it out.

    You might try going to a shoe repair joint and showing them, they may recomend a leather dye to help darken the lighter area.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Do a google search for cleaning leather couch with talcum powder or corn starch. I don't think you will take it out but you can possibly lighten it.

    Good luck..
     
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    Did baby wipes work?

    I had the same thing happen to a friends beige leather smart cover and then the stains just disappeared after a few weeks. My blue leather cover got stained last weekend so I'm just waiting for it to disappear.
     
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    geoelectric

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    So far I'm finding blemishes and stains come and go on their own. Think maybe handling diffuses them somehow.
     
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    Nhwhazup

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    I originally purchased the cream leather smart cover when I got my new iPad. It literally was covered with smudges and fingerprints by the time I arrived home with it. And that was handling it with clean hands. I tried to clean it with leather cleaner - didn't work. Then I tried to dye it black with shoe dye and although it looked better, the fingerprint smudges still were evident. I played around with it for a couple of weeks and gave up.
     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    I used baby wipes a couple weeks ago on my Navy Blue Smart Cover...worked great!
     

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