Change color of smartcover from cream to black?

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

  1. Blarneystone macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    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?
  2. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    If you had bothered to search, you would've found this.
  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    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.
  4. Blarneystone thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    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.
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Leather dye would also work. Don't artificially restrict your searches. Look into more general leather resources.
  6. p1ally macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2010
    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.
  7. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale

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

    Mar 15, 2011
    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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