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Originally Posted by jimmycth View Post

Thanks DWFIIPerhaps this picture is clearer.



The tiny white dots are the 'micro bubbles' that I was referring to. Does the wax always fill up the pores or it's possible that the wax could not fill the pores completely thereby leaving a cavity under which appears like micro bubbles (I don't know how else to explain this)? They're not noticeable from eye level though. Apart from that I think I'm getting pretty close to a mirror shine.



Kindly ignore the the background 😁

 

Hello,
The reason why it might seemed like micro bubbles its because the leather pores has not been filled up by the wax, it would best that you could use a wax closer to the color of your shoes and layer the wax more. 
 
The part where you see no "micro bubbles" is where you have filled the pores properly. Just apply more layers of wax and that shall do the trick! 
 
Some pictures to show you some of our work. 

 

 
post #10292 of 19038
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

That said, my personal sartorial philosophy is that any colour of shoes is good as long as it's black.

Each day that passes I like you more and more, humble servant.

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post #10293 of 19038
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Each day that passes I like you more and more, humble servant.

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No,

Yr. Hmb. Svt. ...

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tioraidh
post #10294 of 19038
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

How should one care for peccary? Saphir Renovateur ok for conditioning?

Yes.....or simply cream. Don't bother with wax on peccary, or deerskin/similar.
post #10295 of 19038

So I recently acquired some mahogany leather and grey suede spectators. Before I bugger them up completely with some hamfisted attempt at polishing - can anyone share their learned opinion on protecting the suede from polish and still polishing leather. Would suede protector spray be recommended? or will that damage the leather.

post #10296 of 19038
A lot of people use suede protectors, but I think that is mostly to keep water at bay. Your best bet is to use something neutral as to not get any pigment on the suede. Next, more importantly, be careful!
post #10297 of 19038

yeah, I imaging it will be a slow and steady process.

post #10298 of 19038

suede protectors wont protect more than 5-10% when polish fall on the suede!!(the solvents will dissolve the protectors film and penetrate in the suede!!) the best way is to do what patrick said and  be careful not to apply the cream on the suede!!

post #10299 of 19038
First time shining this pair, the quest of starting adding mirror and patina...

post #10300 of 19038
Thanks again everyone. I shall attempt again when I have more time. 😁
post #10301 of 19038
So, apropos of the late (but not necessarily lamented) discussion regarding the frequency with which one should apply products to shoes, I'm in the midst on an experiment.

I recently moved overseas, which means that most of my stuff got packed on a container and some of my stuff I could carry with me. The container takes a couple of months from packing in the US to arrival (and customs clearance) here. All of my shoe care stuff went in the container in mid-July, as did all but three pair of my dress shoes.

So, each of these three is being worn more frequently that usual and none will receive any care aside from brushing until my stuff gets here sometime in September. Personally I'm quite optimistic about the chances of my shoes making it through this arduous period unscathed, but I'll make updates nonetheless.
post #10302 of 19038
They will probably be fine, you're correct. That's insane it takes that long. Where did you move, the moon?
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Patrick, are these more recent photos, really of you?  If so, you are a very handsome man, sir!  If not, of course, you may be plug ugly (although I like to think not).

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No, they are not of me.
post #10305 of 19038
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Patrick, are these more recent photos, really of you?  If so, you are a very handsome man, sir!  If not, of course, you may be plug ugly (although I like to think not).

Apropos of nothing...

Munky...you're well spoken, isn't it "pug ugly?"

I read a blog--Grammarphobia)--and he often speaks about how language morphs over years and in different countries. Just wondering if it's said different in Wales(?) than on this side of the pond or if I've got it wrong.
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