View Full Version : How to clean up leather wallet

21-11-2005, 04:45 PM
My beige leather wallet has turned yellowish / brownish and a bit stained.

Anyone know how to clean it, without further staining it?

21-11-2005, 07:05 PM
I usually use Shoe Polish but you can also use Olive Oil, Walnut Oil, or Beeswax. Apply oil to leather product and buff with a chamois cloth to a shine.

22-11-2005, 04:41 PM
what's a chamois cloth?

22-11-2005, 05:14 PM
Get a new one but make sure it's made from a female hide only the will your wallet be always full of notes. For heaven sake don't put $1, $5, $10 notes in wallet as it just go to show how stingy you are. by the time you pull out the wallet to pay for a teh tarik your friends will have paid for it. Observe the next time you go out with your friends then will see the truth behind what i say. :eek: :p :p :p

23-11-2005, 09:30 AM
I just found out that there's this place that restores leather bags, wallets, etc.

Its at 1 Utama NEW wing (basement carpark - I think it is near the Highstreet section) and look for ... LEATHER FIXX Restorators & Crafters (lot B5, Basement 1). The boss there is Kenny Yu. PM me if you need his phone no.

23-11-2005, 11:47 AM
Leather like anything else has a life span. However it ages well if well taken care of. When we put wallets in our pockets, please do not put in your keys or anything that will scratch the leather and yes leather does scratches quite easily. When leather ages it will darken in colour naturally.I don't think that process can be reversed. You may however apply leather protectants but I dont recommend shoe polish. Clean it with a leather cleaner and spray some leather protectants. Those non aerosol types are good. Personally I rotate the use of wallets, to give them some time to recover cos when we carry them in our pockets it actually absorbs some of our sweat. I normally rotate after a few months. Try not to carry too much stuff, if it is money it is ok I suppose. Keep all the unused cards at home. If at the end of the day it is too worn, might as well throw it away!

23-11-2005, 03:36 PM
First you pay a visit to one of those boutiques on the Designer Floor of Suria KLCC and generously flash that Platinum card from your wallet. Assuming you have an astronomical limit on your card, you then move over to the newly refurbished Adorn Floor of Starhill BB and shop some more. When you have worked up a healthy appetite (you need to keep your calories up for serious shopping), saunter into that new restaurant with 4 Japanese chefs and order a plate of fugu. Don't be shy - make sure they serve you the best sake on their menu as well.

By this time, your leather wallet should be properly cleaned .... Oops, I thought you meant out....

23-11-2005, 04:09 PM
Might as well buy a new wallet..Jaya Jusco is having a sale now ;)

23-11-2005, 05:23 PM
My beige leather wallet has turned yellowish / brownish and a bit stained.

Anyone know how to clean it, without further staining it?

You should avoid choosing a light colour for your wallet knowing very well that you will be handling it every now and in no time your beige wallet will be soiled.

By the way, the ladies are very good in cleaning OUT the wallet whatever the colours they may be and when they do so, it is definitely very STRAINING on the owner unless he is a sugar daddy.

23-11-2005, 05:36 PM
Eh PC.... not ALL ladies lah! I agree some materialistic ones do, but don'tlah generalise like that.

BTW, old folks say that you shouldn't change your wallet all the time. That means you cannot keep money. My old ex-ex-ex boss used to have his leather wallet repaired all the time by the cobbler. Whether because he believed in the old saying or because he was stingy, I don't know.