I purchased an old Imago on eBay. It arrived yesterday, and it has some issues. Nothing that I think is unfixable, but I sure could use some advice on how to proceed.
First of all, here's a link to the auction so you guys can see the pictures. I haven't taken any of my own yet, but when I do, I'll post them.
Janine's new old Imago, eBay link
The bag is intact. No rips, tears, stains, or blemishes. The plastic hardware has a few scratches from use, but no big deal. So, I think I have a good bag to begin with.
One of the zippers on the side that opens up the ultrasuede pockets appears to be stuck. It will move a little, but not much. I can't see or feel any obstructions in the zipper teeth, and there doesn't appear to be any fabric caught in the zipper. It seems, to my untrained eye and hand, to just need a little lubrication. Any thoughts on what to try? Maybe just a squirt of water to wash out some of the dust or dirt?
The bag is indeed dusty. I can see dust in all the seams. I'd love to toss it in the washing machine and run it through a gentle cycle with just a touch of detergent and some towels to keep it company. Or is there a better way to get the accumulated dirt of neglect off of a Tom Bihn bag?
And then there is the question of identification. This Imago has a different pattern to the contrast color on the flap. Does anyone know how old it might be? Or what this particular green color is called?
Now that I've typed out my questions, I just realized that I probably could have answered them all myself by searching the forums. I kinda don't want to waste all this typing, though, ykwim? So thanks for both your comments and your indulgence. :-)