Ok guys, wanted to give you an update on my sun tanned, acrylic finished Leed.
So it's been only around 3-4 wearings since I applied the finish and all the main areas of the shoe are holding up well. No signs of any degrading of the finish in the creases which I pleased with. I have noticed some areas under the laces where the finish had kind of rubbed off from the friction, no shock there imo. I have also continued to keep them in the sun when I can and the color is a nice rich tone that I would say kind of resembles some tones of Ravello shell or darker Whisky shell I have seen with more yellow/orange maybe.
I plan to continue to lighten them and also introduce some olive/cigar type tones by using a mix of fawn & black Saphir cordovan cream over time, I am hoping this may calm the yellow/orange in them a bit. To do this I think I may need to remove the finish as the cream does not really seem to get through the finish very well, so we will see what I decide to do after some more time in the sun and some more wearings. The lightening seems to have slowed down nice applying the finish, not sure if this is due to the finish or maybe that the natural lightening has hit a bit of a peak.