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post #10936 of 19081
How does this grease taste?
post #10937 of 19081
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

How does this grease taste?

Regarding how it taste, I have no reference. The only reference I have is that it smell really sweet and awesome, and I would spread it on my leather, not my sandwich LOL!!
post #10938 of 19081
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How does this grease taste?

Remember, Pat, in leather tanning and preservation, cod oil was not supposed to be edible. 

post #10939 of 19081
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

The grease here is a combo of cod oil, beef tallow and aromatic oil. Aromatic oil can prevent rancidity.

 



Hope you carry running shoes and are practiced at quick-changing into them, 'cause if you pass by a pack of dogs you're going to arrive at work a whole lot earlier than you meant to.
post #10940 of 19081
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

The grease here is a combo of cod oil, beef tallow and aromatic oil. Aromatic oil can prevent rancidity.

 



Hope you carry running shoes and are practiced at quick-changing into them, 'cause if you pass by a pack of dogs you're going to arrive at work a whole lot earlier than you meant to.

I... don't think... if I get the message very well...

post #10941 of 19081
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I... don't think... if I get the message very well...

 



Just being facetious. Saying dogs will get a whiff of the beef tallow and want a taste and you'll end up running to wherever you're going.
post #10942 of 19081
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Dude, you need toe taps, that's why. Also, needing a resole after a year is normal. That's basically my schedule.

 

What indications should I look for to realize it's time for a resole?

post #10943 of 19081
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I... don't think... if I get the message very well...

 



Just being facetious. Saying dogs will get a whiff of the beef tallow and want a taste and you'll end up running to wherever you're going.

Oh... I see... Well here's the deal. This stuff smells more like perfume, so I can care less walking around dogs.

post #10944 of 19081
Some say if you push the bottom of the shoe and it feels slightly squishy. This doesn't work as well with hand welted shoes. The best identifier is having a hole in the bottom of your shoe.
post #10945 of 19081
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Some say if you push the bottom of the shoe and it feels slightly squishy. This doesn't work as well with hand welted shoes. The best identifier is having a hole in the bottom of your shoe.

 

+1

 

'Feel' is an very subjective criterion.  An actual small hole at the bottom of the shoes is objective.

post #10946 of 19081

FWIW Saphir Renovateur is beeswax, mink oil, hoof foot oil and lanolin. 

post #10947 of 19081
how do you know this? Ron Rider imports the stuff and then won't even tell him. Hoof foot oil is essentially neatsfoot, which it allegedly doesn't contain (cordovan cream does) or maybe just not the main ingredient...
post #10948 of 19081
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

how do you know this? Ron Rider imports the stuff and then won't even tell him. Hoof foot oil is essentially neatsfoot, which it allegedly doesn't contain (cordovan cream does) or maybe just not the main ingredient...

One of Saphir's advertisement I saw said they used "hoof foot oil" in their Rénovateur. The real ingredients used, God and the employees of Avel know.

post #10949 of 19081
Now I'm confused, I thought Saphir was the go to choice for shoe polish. What is the go to shoe polish if it isn't Saphir?
post #10950 of 19081
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Originally Posted by EEWithoutStyle View Post

Now I'm confused, I thought Saphir was the go to choice for shoe polish. What is the go to shoe polish if it isn't Saphir?

Glen Karen, Lincoln, Robson's, Angelus... Anything but Kiwi :)

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