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Can You Mirror Shine Longwings?

post #1 of 11
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I'd like to try, not sure if it will look weird or be impossible.
post #2 of 11
I would advise against it, particularly if they are pebble/scotch grain.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post
I would advise against it, particularly if they are pebble/scotch grain.

They are.

What about plaintoe cordovan?
post #4 of 11
^ Brush the heck out of those suckers with a minimal amount of polish or none at all.

They will glow.
post #5 of 11
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Ya they look pretty great now already, I have to admit. I was just curious about trying a mirror shine cuz I'm bored. I guess I'll just have to buy some cap toes. Darn
post #6 of 11
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but didn't want to start a new one on a simple question...

Is it appropriate to mirror shine brown shoes? I've typically only seen it done on black shoes.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Sean Archer View Post
They are.

What about plaintoe cordovan?

have been to a shoemaker this week. he had a mirror shined pair of scotch grain shoes. it was a plain derby.

but try it on the longwings. imo and my experience, you cannot damage anything.

just my 2cents
post #8 of 11
A mirror shine is easy to achieve. Over at AAAC, the shoe thread often shows lots of glossy longwings. I prefer less gloss on my shoes, but a high gloss is possible.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Sean Archer View Post
I'd like to try, not sure if it will look weird or be impossible.

If they're not grained, why not? Easily retified if you don't like the look.
post #10 of 11
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They are grained black Kenmoors. I think I'll wait till I get a plain toe shoe to try the mirror. What about brown shoes as up1bin above asked?
post #11 of 11
sure you can mirror shine brown shoes why not? I wouldn't mirror shine anything (deliberately). I prefer a luster over a shine especially on sotch grain. ok i re-checked my shoes. I do have some pairs in brown I mirror shined, yea they look fine.
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