Dear Customers, Photographers and Friends,
We receive many questions and inquiries about how to take care of our beautiful 4V leather accessories.
A while ago we started a project to offer our own cleaning and maintenance kit.
It is our style to always look for something special and perfect. We are never fully satisfied with standard products and solutions.
We are working with a company leader in cleaning and maintenance products for leather goods. Hopefully we will be able to create our own exclusive product and share it with you.
In the meanwhile we offer you some suggestions about how to take care of your precious strap and bag.
It is very important to understand that 4V Design straps are made of natural Tuscany Lather, vegatable tanned and treated with no chemicals.
This leather used by 4V Design is very rich in natural greases. For this reason it is important not to treat our products with too much or too rich greases
This is very different from the usual leather normally used in the industry, treated with Chrome and other strong chemicals, that dries out all the natural grease of the leather.
In any case the leather we use if very strong and robust. The Tuscany Leather has a very long history that covers many centuries. It was initially used for working tools and it is the most durable and strong leather known. So do not be afraid of using it.
A good way to gently polish and recover the strap from small scratches or dirt is to gently rub it with your hands and fingers.
It is important that your hands are somehow “soft” with no dry skin that may cause extra scratches to it.
A workable practice it also to gently soften your hands with a very small quantity of hand cream, better if made with natural ingredients like glycerin or Vaseline
Make sure the cream is absorbed and then gently “massage” the strap.
Very little oil, cream, grease is required, due to fact our leather is already rich in natural grease.
DEEPER CLEANING/REFRESHING FOR A SHINY LEATHER AND DEEPER COLORS
It is possible to use specific products for leather goods. Better to use creams/wax and not liquids. Better if based on natural ingredients like beeswax
Never apply the cream directly on the strap, but always first apply the cream on a cloth or a sponge. Clean the excess off the sponge-cloth, and then gently massage-apply to the strap/bag.
Leave it for a very short amount of time, around 30 sec, and then dry, clean and polish with a very soft and thin microfiber cloth, like the ones used to clear glasses, LCD screens or camera lenses.
The Tuscany leather will shine so beautifully after this treatment.
Hope this suggestion can be useful.
In case you have any other question or doubt you are welcome to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4V Design straps have a very safe and strong connection system, thanks to the materials used and the special design.
The Universal attachment is designed to be attached using different connecting methods.
For more details the standard attachment method please take a look at this video.
For heavier pro equipment we recommend a special “Heavy Duty” way to connect the metal buckle on the attachment strap. This loop solution together with our special materials will make the strap absolutely super safe.
This “Heavy Duty” attachment method is also very useful in case you need to get a shorter length setting on the trap, especially for the ERGO and CLASSIC straps
For more details please take a look at the enclosed PDF