All iPads New iPad Leather Smart Case - Damaged

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Divingbirdie, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Divingbirdie macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2012
    I used Saphir black shoe polish on my black leather smart case after I accidentally spilled a few drops of isoprophy alcohol on it, thinking it might help to protect the leather as it did for my shoes.

    It turned out REALLY bad. The case looks like it had been used for years.

    Anyway to save it? Perhaps use a good leather cleaner and re-condition it with some cream-based conditioner?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Aniline leather is really delicate kind of like suede. Not sure u can undo the polish.
  3. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    You should have just bought a leather protectant at TrakAuto. Shoe polish? I would never put that on delicate leather.
  5. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    If you really hate the current look, try to clean it with leather cleaner or saddle soap and then follow with a good conditioner. At this point, what do you have to lose?

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