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Can someone help me re: Caring for a vintage Crocodile bag?

 
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01/06/2008 04:16 PM
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Can someone help me re: Caring for a vintage Crocodile bag?
hi. i bought a vintage crocodile handbag a few days ago and its very dry - some cracking at folding areas (its a trapezoidal shaped cluth - Luc Benoit). Anyone know what is safe to put on old crocodile to condition the skin?

One web page I saw said to NOT use anything that is made for cow leather. The suggestion was to use fine beeswax. Another suggestion was to use neutral colored Kiwi shoe polish or even Pledge!

I'm scared to use any of the above because the bag I have is a beige/neutral color. I don't know if it was dyed or is in its original color. Anyway, I don't want to put anything on it that will darken it or dry it out worse. Would vaseline be a bad idea?

Anyone here know anything about caring for exotics?
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01/06/2008 04:50 PM
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Re: Can someone help me re: Caring for a vintage Crocodile bag?
The reason for putting any kind of coating on a "skin", is to preserve it. Oil, wax, and glycerols all do this. If the "skin" is dry it will absorb the oil and naturally turn darker. Thats a given. I would use a neutral shade of shoe polish. This has wax and lubricants. You might want to try a dab in an inconspicuous place to see how the skin will take it. Wait 24 hours before deciding you made a mistake.

Last but not least, under no circumstances use hamburger anywhere near your crocodile bag. They never forget.
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01/06/2008 05:22 PM
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Re: Can someone help me re: Caring for a vintage Crocodile bag?
try 'Mink Oil' sold like shoe polish/wax. But first try it on an area/inside that can not be seen to be sure it will not darken it.
I leave Mink Oil(remove before using)on allll my winter leather boots/shoes during off season/but they are dark colored.
I use 'Vaseline'(remove before using)on all patent leathers.
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01/06/2008 05:33 PM
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Re: Can someone help me re: Caring for a vintage Crocodile bag?
OP as I am sure you know crocodile bags and wallets are very expensive [usually $1,000 or more] so do take care of them.There is always a place to sell vintage bags if you no longer want them.
Try this web page for info on the care of them.Pretty simple but necessary.
[link to www.shelig.com]

I am guessing that your bag will be darker once you treat it simply because if is now so dry.So I would say thats a given.Somewhat like our skin gets ugly when it dries and cracks.
I have a couple of bags with wallets and seldom carry them except for special occasions.Rain,etc is not good for them.Hope the above page helps.

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