Leather loop Be careful

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  1. Geckoking macrumors member

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    So today I spray some alcohol on a table to clean it and it got on my wrist while I wore my apple watch. I used a paper towel to wipe it off and notice the paper towel was blue from my leather loop. I don't know if this is normal but so far there is no discoloration on the band. It scared me..
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Cleanser and dyed leather don't mix.

    Keep it off your watch screen, too. It'll begin to strip away the oleophobic coating.
     
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  4. iDabble macrumors regular

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    Dyed leather and a wet paper towel...are you really that surprised?
     
  5. Geckoking thread starter macrumors member

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    I would think they would have put some kind of protective coating over the dye...
     
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    Gross, do you know how much the texture changes when you water proof leather? The leather loop would not looks and feel as it does if it were treated.
     
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    Okay, so what does this mean when it comes to washing your hands with a leather loop?
     
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    This brings up something I've been wondering about.. will the non-black leather loops become as wretched and dirty as the iphone leather cases do? I had the red leather case for about two weeks and it looked like someone rubbed newsprint all over it, so I had to switch to black.
     
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    Probably yes. Just like a wallet, or belt, or shoes, or any other number of leather goods we use.
     
  11. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    I collect leather purses, and I use leather conditioner and sometimes a waterproofer on them. Not heavy duty like scotch-guard, but a protectant. I wonder if conditioning/protecting the leather bands would help keep them supple like it does for a purse?

    Strangely enough, the brand of leather product I use is Apple. No relation, LOL.
     
  12. ddkkpp macrumors 6502

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    what about when you're going into the ICU at the hospital? just hike your watch up to your forearm?
     
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    Now you know why Apple has the disclaimer that leather bands aren't water resistant.
     
  14. papbot macrumors 6502

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    I've got the same blue leather band and I would expect it to darken over time. Especially the underside where it's in contact with skin and sweat.
     
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    This will happen with dyed leather

    You can get leather protector from shoe stores or high end purse stores to protect the band
     
  17. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Leather care products have been around for centuries. Water was around before the dawn of time, but it is not a leather care product.
     
  18. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    You might be onto something for those who have a scratch on their coating.
     
  19. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Maybe take off your $700 watch before using potentially destructive chemicals? Just a thought.
     
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    That would defeat the purpose of using a dye instead of a colored coating. The entire point of aniline leather is that it doesn't have a coating.

    If it did, it would look and feel just like the plastic coating that covered it.
     
  21. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    isopropyl alcohol shouldn't wreck leather (not sure about dyed leather though). You just need to make sure it doesn't dry out (so condition it afterwards?)

    Maybe it just hasn't cured enough or something yet?
     

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