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Does anyone know how to get rid of the orange peel effect in a mirror shine? Or is it just continuous, continuous, continuous, continuous layers which eventually flatten the leather out?

post #10743 of 19051
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Originally Posted by SushiOfTheGods View Post
 

Does anyone know how to get rid of the orange peel effect in a mirror shine? Or is it just continuous, continuous, continuous, continuous layers which eventually flatten the leather out?

 

What's the orange peel effect?

post #10744 of 19051
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

 

What's the orange peel effect?

 

Where the mirror shine has ripples and not completely flat.

post #10745 of 19051
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Originally Posted by SushiOfTheGods View Post
 

 

Where the mirror shine has ripples and not completely flat.

ripples because of the pores of the leather? or is that something else you are referring to

post #10746 of 19051
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Originally Posted by MasonAndSmith View Post
 

ripples because of the pores of the leather? or is that something else you are referring to

 

I guess it's due to the pores. I haven't put on a hundred coats of wax yet, probably more around 30-40.

post #10747 of 19051
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Originally Posted by SushiOfTheGods View Post

Where the mirror shine has ripples and not completely flat.

Hardened wax streaking?
post #10748 of 19051
I know what you're talking about but the 'orange peel effect' refers to the way adding layers...such as an insert inside the shoe...changes the radius and lengths and measurements etc.. The way an orange measures n in circumference with the peel intact and the n-x when the peel is removed.

I suspect that the rippling--the "alligatoring"--of the shine...which is, if I'm not mistaken, what you're referring to...is due to inconsistent polishing, but I'm not sure. I get it more at the side of the toe...along the welt, where I've not been concentrating my efforts...than on top.

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Edited by DWFII - 9/27/14 at 7:31am
post #10749 of 19051

I had an orange-peel like effect happen in the midst of trying to achieve a mirror shine...a small area on the toe almost looked like the layers I had begun to accumulate were getting rubbed away.  Almost like an abrasion of the color and shine that started to build up.  I thought it was maybe from rubbing too hard and/or not enough water.  

 

I was able to eventually fix that area by adding some more wax but it was less than ideal.  What's the best way to strip off the shine for purposes of starting over? 

post #10750 of 19051
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Originally Posted by SushiOfTheGods View Post
 

Does anyone know how to get rid of the orange peel effect in a mirror shine? Or is it just continuous, continuous, continuous, continuous layers which eventually flatten the leather out?

its quite easy to fix that!! just work a little more the first 2 layers and not adding water from the start!! it ll fill the pores a little faster!!

post #10751 of 19051

Picked up this Henry Maxwell shoes at a garage sale.  The shoe had lot of dust on it and did not see it clearly but the shoe seems to have some kind damage.  Not sure whether this can be fixed?  Isn't this a patent shoe?

 

 

 

post #10752 of 19051
That's some form of corrected grain, unfortunately there's nothing to be done about it at this point.
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I just recently bought a pair of grenson sid long wing brogue. It is my first pair of quality dress shoes and i was wondering does it hurt when you first wear them?

walking in them cuts my ankles and its almost unbearable to walk in them
post #10754 of 19051
Did some maintenance work today...

post #10755 of 19051
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That's some form of corrected grain, unfortunately there's nothing to be done about it at this point.

Is this a patent shoe?

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