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Ok I ve posted this a number of times and asked people to let me know if it worked for them .No one has ever responded either way so I would really appreciate it if you let me know how it works .
Working in sections mist the shoes with a light to moderate spray of water . Immediately begin brushing the shoes .At first the shell should dull .Continue brushing until shiny . The water spots should be gone or dramaticlly reduced . This works for me 100% of the time on all 4 pairs of my shell shoes . If you would let me know how this works for you I would really appreciate it

I will give it a try. I damp rag wipe them down after every wear, and the brush away the dullness to a shine. I will post my remarks/success. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post


Ok I ve posted this a number of times and asked people to let me know if it worked for them .No one has ever responded either way so I would really appreciate it if you let me know how it works .
Working in sections mist the shoes with a light to moderate spray of water . Immediately begin brushing the shoes .At first the shell should dull .Continue brushing until shiny . The water spots should be gone or dramaticlly reduced . This works for me 100% of the time on all 4 pairs of my shell shoes . If you would let me know how this works for you I would really appreciate it

 

I recently got sea water on my shell Patriots from the beach and was pretty worried. I wiped the shoes down and just brushed them afterwards to get the shine back. This all worked to get rid of the bumps but the spots from the water were not gone. A bit of Renomat and Renovateur did the trick and the shoes are back to normal. But I've read that to get rid of water welts, brushing is all that is needed on shell.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Winhalls? I have never see those before but am now suddenly intrigued. How old is this pair from AE?

I bought them in August 2010 and they were being discontinued. I'm not sure when they started making this style, but I don't think it was around more than 3-4 years.

Chris
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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

New first quality store opened today in Birmingham, they are having 15% off. I think they accept phone orders so might be a good time to get something with a discount

 

Also, Nordstrom's shoe department managers will match any discount offered by other AE retailers - which makes it nice.

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If one color of edge dressing is used, can you just use a different color without having to do any type of prep?

Excellent question.  

 

With the exception of converting to black edge polish (which will probably cover up anything), it will not take you that long to perform a better preparation, even if it includes the use of sand-paper.  

 

I suspect going darker would have less downside.  But stripping the old color off insures you are giving your edges a new beginning from the start.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Excellent question.  

With the exception of converting to black edge polish (which will probably cover up anything), it will not take you that long to perform a better preparation, even if it includes the use of sand-paper.  

I suspect going darker would have less downside.  But stripping the old color off insures you are giving your edges a new beginning from the start.

+1

I have converted antique edging to black edging - no prep needed. But of course it wouldn't hurt.

A dark to light conversion requires sanding at the very least.
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Care to reconsider now? 3-0 B's. nest.gif

Really? Ouch. The games are on so late that I don't get to see them in real time. I have to watch the rebroadcast.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Excellent question.  

With the exception of converting to black edge polish (which will probably cover up anything), it will not take you that long to perform a better preparation, even if it includes the use of sand-paper.  

I suspect going darker would have less downside.  But stripping the old color off insures you are giving your edges a new beginning from the start.

Modifying the sole edge is not without consequences: http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color#post_4536485
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"Warning: You Might Be an Insta-Dick"

From the current issue of GQ. I'm surprised several on this forum weren't quoted in the article. ;-)

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Good advice. I do something similar, but with a fairly damp rag or paper towel. Good luck GOP. I have 1 pair that still gives me problems, I'll try the spritz approach.

I can't help with the removal of H2O spots but the use of Alden's Leather Defender beforehand virtually eliminates the chance of them occurring. I ordered a bottle by phone from inside a jcrew store and they shipped it for free. I suspect the bottle will last several years.
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I bought them in August 2010 and they were being discontinued. I'm not sure when they started making this style, but I don't think it was around more than 3-4 years.

Chris

 

Which last are they on?

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I need some Shell Cordovan advice/help. 

I have 4 pairs of Shell; Park Aves, Strands, Daltons and Patriots (I also have a MTO pair of Shell MacNeils on the way). I wore my Patriots out today and we had a sudden rain burst. Only a couple of minutes, but I got them spotted with rain going into the grocery store. I quickly grabbed a napkin and wiped them down. The spots seemed to be raised a lil. I came home and did the mac method on them, and the spots still seem to have raised up a bit, and are noticeable. Looks weird. I used the deer bone on the spots to see if I could smooth them out and push them back down. This helped some, but they are still noticeable. Any suggestions from anyone that has got theirs wet? Help!!!

I have had similar experiences with shell that got wet. Obviously, I dry them as soon as possible. I found that repeated brushing over the next couple of days or so has helped. I believe I read somewhere that they go down gradually on their own. However, even though shell is almost indestructible, I will not wear them if rain is in the forecast. Many would disagree with that, but I have other shoes that I like to wear as well, so I just take the opportunity to wear them.
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Which last are they on?

They are on 8-108 last.

Chris
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post


FTFY

Ah, yes. I'll have a Makers Mark Manhattan please.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Great story!!

What's the plain toe shell pair?

Those are "Leeds". AE's plain toe blucher.
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