I'd like to oil my black leather loop to make it look permanently darker and shinier.
any leather product suggestions?
The leather is so "processed" that most products will just sit on the surface. The effect will be short lasting. If it were still "real" leather then my perspiration and washing would have had a visual effect and it has had none on my brown loop.
They may call it leather but after all the processing, it does not have any of the characteristics of it. Still my favorite band for sure as it has the ability to change size quickly.
Here's a thread to read about conditioning your "leather". https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/leather-loop-is-perfect-after-applying-oil.1889838/
I conditioned mine the 1st day I got it and do it every so often when it feels "dried" out. It may be a mind trick, but it feels softer and smells nice. I used automotive "Voodoo" conditioner, because that's what I had laying around. Any leather conditioner will help.
I believe you read it correctly. And that's the overall point of the thread. Any decent conditioner MADE for leather will work on leather bands. You can buy and expensive solution or a cheap one, but they should all improve the band material. I personally used an automotive conditioner and it works fine, because my car seats are, you guessed it, leather!I read through that thread, there are so many different suggestions, most people just using whatever they have laying around! Maybe i should just soak my leather loop in olive oil over night. haha