New Shells covered in polish?
I just got a pair of Shell PAs seconds from the recent sale and they’re great except that they’re completely covered in an excess of black polish. The worst is on the sides of the caps where the polish is caked on thickly. Buffing them with a damp cloth removes some of the wax but hasn’t really improved their condition. Has anyone else seen this on a new pair of shoes? I don’t remember previous pairs being so bad right out of the box.
Here’s a quick pic with an older pair of shell Leeds for comparison. The Leeds don’t have the great shine some of the shoes posted here show, but they’re clean and shine up great with a little venetian cream. In the picture you can see the stains on the buffing cloth from the PAs…
I'm out of VSC right now, but have some more on the way and think that the solvents in that will help a bit. Any other tips? (Other than a lot of buffing?)
Edited by Indyboots - 1/3/14 at 9:25pm