Regular Leather Maintenance & Cleaning

Once a week polish with a warm dry and clean cloth or soft and mild brush. With this minimal care, your leather case will provide years of pleasure and long-lasting use. However, the leather may need some care from time to time. We recommend using a neutral cream (eg. Meltonian) sparingly applied with a soft clean cloth and then brushing the polish immediately after applied.

Care Tips

Bellow we will provide some suggestions (though they should not be considered as solutions) about how to proceed in some common situations that may occur.

Note: If these procedures do not work for you, consult a professional leather care expert. ViVO will not assume any responsibility for damage incurred by owners based on information provided here.


WATER

If they are only drops, press firmly with absorbent paper on the surface and then let them dry in the shade. Please do not apply any kind of heat. When the surface is completely dry, rub the surface with a clean and dry cloth to restore the shine.

If your case becomes wet, as fast as you can, take an absorbent paper and soak up - donít rub - just blot. Allow it to dry slowly and naturally at room temperature, avoiding direct heat (hot air vents, radiators, furnaces, air dryers) or sunlight. When leather is dry, apply a little uncoloured leather polish (Eg. Meltonian) on it to restore flexibility. This can help, but unfortunately your case never will look as before.


PEN

Do not wet the stain or apply solvent, alcohol, or water. With a clean, white and soft pencil eraser, press softly erasing the pen stain.

Please follow the procedure again if necessary. Then rub with a cloth or an extremely soft brush to remove the remaining rubber. If necessary, apply only uncoloured leather polish (Eg. Meltonian) over the area. Let it dry, and rub with a cloth to restore shine.

In leathers such as Vitelino, Caterina, Alligator, Ostrich, Buffalo, Floater and Apache this procedure helps to diminish the stain and according to the leather tone itself, it can even disappear completely. Do not try to use this procedure to remove ink stains in aniline leathers, due to the fact that these leathers have no protective treatments applied to them, the stain is likely to remain. Do not try to remove it with our suggestions or your own method. Leave the stain, within a few months Aniline leathers will darken slightly and begin to develop a rich patina.


OIL

For butter, oil or grease, wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with absorbent paper, and then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in time. Do not apply water to try to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.


SCRATCH-MARKS

Scratch-marks simply do not go away, and tend to get bigger with use. However, if it does happen, you could try using some uncoloured leather polish (Eg. Meltonian) to cover the scratch. If it's small, this might repair it, or at least hide it; but otherwise, it's there for good.


Proper Care

  • Don't put adhesive stickers,  glue will permanently mark the case surface.
  • Don't over-stuff credit cards slots or money pockets. Doing so will stretch the leather.
  • Leather breathes, that's what keeps it soft and supple. Do not store the case in plastic bags. Cover your leather with breathable cloth, like cotton sheets when storing.