^^^ Wow, that's nice.
I didn't realize that could be done with consumer "off the shelf" stuff. And, I didn't realize that Saphir made a stripping product.
Just to be clear, by "04 Brown" you mean the Saphir, Teinture Francaise Dye, right? Then the medium brown cream like normal.
Geez, if it's that easy - stripper, base dye, then some cream - I got a couple of pairs of shoes that are neglected because the color has fallen out of favor; I might take a stab at it...