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    oops what have i done to my Highwayman!

    Hi guys ,
    I'm in need of some advice; I accidentally damaged my Aero Higwayman. I feel i right prat explaining this.....my wife noticed a small/tiny dent in the back of my jacket. I should have left it but did'nt. I thought i'd gently massage the area with my thumb to bring out/flatten the indentation. However, all i achieved was to remove the surrounding area of it's waxy sheen and colour. It looks a bit like a thumb print on a mirror, only way i can describe it. It bothers the hell out of me. I have applied Aero's rejuv. lotion, leather condioners and yesterday some dark brown shoe polish which has had the best results so far, but this seems to be temporary as it is easily removed. It is'nt like a normal llight scratch/scuff which you expect to aquire, it really is noticable (about the size of a 50p)

    Any help would be hugely appreciated, i simply don't want to make it any worse.

    Thanks
    Mark

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    Call Amanda and see what she says. Maybe it can be repaired in Scotland. If so, it will be a simple matter to send it back as you are in the UK. I wouldn't do anything else to it without talking to Aero.
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    I second what Peacoat says! and remember to tell them what you have done so far.

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    The best bet might have been to heat the leather very local to the "damage " to get some of the wax and oil to leaach out to the surface and then buff a bit but to be honest with you chromexcel is made to show wear and tear as much as possibe and that combined with what you have done to"fix" the problem might make it hard going.

    I am not trying to sounds sarcastic when I say that but I have done that sort of thing enough times myself to know the stuff you do when trying to make things better is normally the very thing that makes it worse.

    Can you get the stuff that you put on back off again to start afresh?

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    Thanks Tony and Davy,
    I don't like to bother Amanda, particularly as i'm already keeping her busy with my A2 order! She has emailed me today twice and its a Sunday! What a woman she is.

    I will resist messing around with my pride and joy and email Amanda at a later date.

    Thanks to you both for replying.
    mark

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    Hi Tony, yes i can Fiebings do a leather cleaner/remover that you use before applying there colour/dye. I'm sure it works well but i'm too scared to try it at least without consulting Aero. To be honest i'd rather pay and send it up to Scotland for them to sort if they can. I do fret that ultimatley i may have to have the entire back panel replaced! Of course i'm a little OCD about this, for most it perhaps would'nt bother them.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony B View Post
    The best bet might have been to heat the leather very local to the "damage " to get some of the wax and oil to leaach out to the surface and then buff a bit but to be honest with you chromexcel is made to show wear and tear as much as possibe and that combined with what you have done to"fix" the problem might make it hard going.

    I am not trying to sounds sarcastic when I say that but I have done that sort of thing enough times myself to know the stuff you do when trying to make things better is normally the very thing that makes it worse.

    Can you get the stuff that you put on back off again to start afresh?

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    No DONT PUT ANYMORE CHEMICALS ON IT, it is just that when you said the shoe polish was comming off I thought it might have been possible to wipe off.

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    Just buff the area with a soft cloth for a while till the sheen comes back
    Or, you can do nothing and wear the hell out of it.
    The sheen will come back by itself in time.
    No more chemicals.
    Just remember, Aero's Horse Hide is meant to be abused in all weather.
    The worse it looks, the better it looks in my opinion.
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    Relax and wear it and please don't fork out to replace the back panel, it's simply not worth it. The minute you start getting too concerned about surface finish a little of the pleasure in wearing a jacket goes IMHO. Short of a tear or brushing against a brick wall, wear it and it'll distress accordingly.
    If it continues to bother you, sell it on and look for another either here, on VLJF or EBay - it's not a rare jacket and unless your dimensions are particularly large or small you should find a replacement.
    Good luck with it.

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    Like the others said, what you've done mark is what appeals to most of us about aeros chrome tanned FQHH. I would think that with a horse hair brush some buffing out to move enough of the wax and oils around, that you shouldn't even notice it. Don't replace the panel it will be fine with wear.

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