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Wandering

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Has anyone had experience with cleaning the green brass oxidation from twill?
A vinegar and salt mixture will do the trick. Rub gently. Finish with a water wipedown afterwards

Alternatively you could use Autosol polish but that will give it a strong shine, which is perhaps undesirable on a Filson bag.

Edit: Nvm that last part, I realise it's for the twill. Just try the vinegar and salt, it's gentle enough. But you will need to reproof with wax afterwards.

Hope this helps
 

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A vinegar and salt mixture will do the trick. Rub gently. Finish with a water wipedown afterwards

Alternatively you could use Autosol polish but that will give it a strong shine, which is perhaps undesirable on a Filson bag.

Edit: Nvm that last part, I realise it's for the twill. Just try the vinegar and salt, it's gentle enough. But you will need to reproof with wax afterwards.

Hope this helps
I did the vinegar and vodka, didnt come close to making a dent. Even my dog wouldn't go near it. I bailed on it.
 

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I did the vinegar and vodka, didnt come close to making a dent. Even my dog wouldn't go near it. I bailed on it.
I'm no chemist but it could very well be that the vodka interferes with the vinegar.
I've got many expensive decorative brass items and with almost all of these came care instructions referring to the saly and vinegar solution. Vinegar dissolves the oxidisation and salt gives it a bit of rubbing power.

I'd try again if I were you. Perhaps soak it even.

And if that doesn't work, Saphir Omninettoyant could help; it's a suede cleaner/ shampoo but rather gentle. It wouldn't hurt the twill.

Good luck
 

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I'm no chemist but it could very well be that the vodka interferes with the vinegar.
I've got many expensive decorative brass items and with almost all of these came care instructions referring to the saly and vinegar solution. Vinegar dissolves the oxidisation and salt gives it a bit of rubbing power.

I'd try again if I were you. Perhaps soak it even.

And if that doesn't work, Saphir Omninettoyant could help; it's a suede cleaner/ shampoo but rather gentle. It wouldn't hurt the twill.

Good luck
Sorry, didn't use both Vinegar and Vodka at the same time. Attempted each on its own attempt for progress.
 

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@OtterMeanGreen are we never going to get to see the mystery bag?
Mea Culpa Mea Culpa!! Haven’t been around much lately. My car was involved in a T-bone accident early last week, so the mind has been adrift since. I somehow managed to make it nearly 12 years of ownership without a serious accident in the most densely populated state in the country. Oh well, at least I’m not in the wrong and his insurance is covering everything, even my swanky new Nissan rental :lol:

Anyway, you asked and I will deliver on what I promised, sorry for the wait.

Me and @GzStudio had worked this deal out last month, after he reached out to me from a post I made on the forum concerning a particular bag I’ve been searching for. Without further delay here is my newest Filson, 5th in my current collection, and third purchase from GZ...

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It’s a DEFINITE 1994 Build Date First Edition #260.

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This was featured in an earlier GZ post actually holding some blueprints, however I am tasking it to hold my bourbon bottles, whiskey glasses, travel humidor, and cigar accessories.
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How do I know it’s definitely a 1994 (or even 1993) build date, since 99% of the Talon Era’s featured sans Build Tags? May I introduce you to Mr. Receipt (carefully preserved in pocket):
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What a guy GZ is, even threw in these Smokey pins in one of the pockets. I’ve already made use of two of them:

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Happy Sunday everybody! It’s sunny and 55 in Chicago today so me and my “hunting” dog were out for a stroll. Vintage Flannel and wool cruiser vest, Filson dog collar for Chauncey. Raw denim and red wings of course. Not pictured, Smokey Bear Ebbets field flannels hat and Smokey Bear shinola watch and Benchmade Valet knife. Hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday as much as I am!

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Happy Sunday everybody! It’s sunny and 55 in Chicago today so me and my “hunting” dog were out for a stroll. Vintage Flannel and wool cruiser vest, Filson dog collar for Chauncey. Raw denim and red wings of course. Not pictured, Smokey Bear Ebbets field flannels hat and Smokey Bear shinola watch and Benchmade Valet knife. Hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday as much as I am!

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So Chauncey huh? Pretty close to my dogs name "Chance". That flannel is looking good, which release is that?

I work on Sundays so I have my Friday's off, so no Filson for me today except my Journeyman. Although the placement of one of my Smokey pins has me pretty stoked

Speaking of Chauncey, always brings me back to this scene of Dr. Dolittle:

 

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TinMan3's shoe post inspired me to do a non-bag post too. Maybe it's the milder winter this year, but I can't say enough good things about the two Filson vests I bought (one with the 17oz shell and the other in 4.5oz). The heavier one worn with a thick hoodie replaces wearing a midweight Marmot down jacket. The lighter one I wear under spring weight jackets (like my Barbour) when I know it's going to be cold in the morning/warm midday/cold in the evening. In any situation, where I can wear a vest instead of a jacket, I will pick the vest every time due to the comfort.

The lighter one is 'imported' (in the photo) and originally I had said to myself I am only going to buy Filson made in the US, but honestly, this one has swayed me away (a bit) from being so dogmatic - if the quality is there. And it is. Shame Filson retired the design because a light weight canvas vest with the 100g Primaloft Gold insulation is a versatile combo.
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Has anyone added D-rings to their zippered tote so that a shoulder strap can be attached? I have two of them and I'm thinking of taking one to my leather guys to see if they can do this.
 

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Has anyone added D-rings to their zippered tote so that a shoulder strap can be attached? I have two of them and I'm thinking of taking one to my leather guys to see if they can do this.
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Is the small duffle not long for this world? Both the Tan and OG are marked as Limited Edition on the site. I find that a bit curious.

Also, there are no other colors availalbe. I am almost certain root and blue were there a few weeks ago

 
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Has anyone added D-rings to their zippered tote so that a shoulder strap can be attached? I have two of them and I'm thinking of taking one to my leather guys to see if they can do this.
There have been a few examples of the zippered tote modification on this forum, but I can only find one:

I also remember someone cannibalizing another bag (I think a 256/257) that has the square leather patch with the D-ring and attaching it to the zippered tote.
 

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It was a small duffle that was cannibalized. I just read about that one last week. I’m reading through the thread. It was somewhere before page 415. :oops:
 

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