Cleaning and Storing Your Crocodile Bag or Shoes
Crocodile skin which are processed into leather and tanned to make a luxury bag or shoes come from breeding-farms in south-east Asia countries like Thailand. These rare-animals live in freshwater, but exotic lovers who want to take care of their crocodile good or accessories have to be careful when cleaning or polishing them. Bangkok Bootery craftsmen and experts who know how to preserve a bag or shoes made from crocodile skin say that BBY products are already polished to be safe in different conditions for years, but not 100% waterproof, and recommend not to keep your crocodile bag or shoes in exposure of rain or sunlight as drop of rain and humid or direct sunlight make a serious damage on surface of the skin and wrinkle that soon result in cracking. Bangkok Bootery team explain how to clean and polish your crocodile skin bag or shoes in this blog.
How to clean it!!!
Clean your crocodile skin bag or shoes gently and carefully with a soft cloth, or with an exotic leather cleaner. Be careful, don’t clean your crocodile leather bag or crocodile leather shoes with a wet cloth because water can cause crocodile leather to spots and to dry out quickly.
How to polish it!!!
Polish your crocodile bag or shoes with “Mink Oil”. It prevents the leather from deteriorating and gives the surface moisture, smooth feel, and flexibility. Try mink oil, or the suggested Melatonin cream, which simulate and supplement the natural oils of leather. Leave on for 10 minutes, then wipe off the excess.
Do not use on brushed leather, reptile leather, or other special leather.
How to store it!!!
Store the crocodile bag or shoes in a dry place. Before that stuff it with towel or dry cloths to maintain the original shape. Bangkok Bootery dust bags are the best option to cover your crocodile bag or crocodile shoes when not in use.
After cleaning and polishing, stuffing your bag or shoes, cover it with Bangkok Bootery dust bag and store in a dry place.
General care tips on “cleaning and storing your crocodile bag or shoes“;
– Clean it with a dry cloth
– Polish it with “Mink Oil“
– Stuff it with towel or dry cloth
– Cover it in a soft bag
– Store it in a dry place
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