Shell cordovan + rain = ??? - Page 4
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Are you saying this is actually not good to use on the shoes? I would appreciate some more insight into this. Thank you.
Is it just the polish that's cracking? Even with artifical drying, unless the heater was super hot, shouldn't crack them. Try cleaning them off and using a little conditioner.
Always use a damp cloth to wipe of the excess rain from shell, gents. It works all the time for me. Starts out with the stiffest polishing brush you have (i.e. boar bristle if you have), then decrease the stiffness and increase the softness, which will, eventually, wear the marks out and brings back the smooth surface. DO NOT apply paste wax when the bumps are still there and expect it to go away - it won't.
Another interesting point - have any of you tried to treat shell with grease? I treated mine with an old recipe dubbin which I find extremely effective.