I have a few ideas in mind for this, but I would really love to hear what you have tried or heard of being tried successfully by others.... You have a great WWII A-2 (or similar) and there is a space with stitch outlines where there used to be a patch. What do you do to hide/repair it short of putting another patch in it's place. I'm thinking: * Wet the holes with a toothpick and water and try to get them to swell up. * get a light color (shoe polish, wood stain, etc) and touch inside the holes to darken them (fear of making whiteish stitches into darkish stitches) * Perhaps Pecards brown or Obenauf's Leather Oil will help camouflage it. What do you think? Anyone have any before/after shots?