Originally Posted by IndyJoey
So if i do it myself, i should use acetone, then pecards? or then a different stain?
I don't think Pecards will do much for you. It darkens dry leather a bit, but it won't look much different on a good, new strap.
Acetone first, then a stain. Two coats if you like. Let it soak in for a few days and thoroughly dry out. Then Pecards.
Like IndyByrd said, the rag with the acetone on it will come out looking brown, but don't worry. You have to get the finish off before it will accept any stain. When the finish comes off, you'll be taking some of the original stain out, too.