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post #11311 of 19272
I have a black shoe that I have been putting a mirror shine on for a while. Recently, I saw some cracking of polish on the left shoe so I tried removing the polish and putting the polish and mirror shine back on. First time I used Renomat to remove the polish but when I reapplied the polish on the shoe it just won't any shine with the brush let alone get a mirror shine. The polish just kind of sits on the shoe and feels really greasy. I have used Glen Karen cleaner a couple of times as well but even with cleaning of the shoe with Renomat and Glen Karen and reapplication of thin layers of Saphir's wax polish I just can't get the shoe to get a shine. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
post #11312 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Poshak Man View Post

I have a black shoe that I have been putting a mirror shine on for a while. Recently, I saw some cracking of polish on the left shoe so I tried removing the polish and putting the polish and mirror shine back on. First time I used Renomat to remove the polish but when I reapplied the polish on the shoe it just won't any shine with the brush let alone get a mirror shine. The polish just kind of sits on the shoe and feels really greasy. I have used Glen Karen cleaner a couple of times as well but even with cleaning of the shoe with Renomat and Glen Karen and reapplication of thin layers of Saphir's wax polish I just can't get the shoe to get a shine. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Did you let allow time, preferably 24 hours, for the Glen Karen cleaner to dry and be absorbed by the shoe?

post #11313 of 19272
Let dry the Renomat before polish. And it will take many coats to get a shine back.
post #11314 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Did you let allow time, preferably 24 hours, for the Glen Karen cleaner to dry and be absorbed by the shoe?

I did. But I had this problem after the very first cleaning with Renomat.
post #11315 of 19272
Yeah, you just have to keep at the mirror polishing. It is a nuisance to build it back up from scratch.
post #11316 of 19272
^^ PB: Right now I can't even get a basic shine on the shoe. The shoe feels really greasy. Mirror shine is long ways to go.
post #11317 of 19272
Give it a rest and come back to it. It will take some time.
post #11318 of 19272

White vinegar and water seems to have worked! It's about 85% better than it was. There's still a bit left, but it's hard to see now. I applied some renovateur after 3 days of scrubbing with the water and vinegar solution.

 

post #11319 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Poshak Man View Post

I have a black shoe that I have been putting a mirror shine on for a while. Recently, I saw some cracking of polish on the left shoe so I tried removing the polish and putting the polish and mirror shine back on. First time I used Renomat to remove the polish but when I reapplied the polish on the shoe it just won't any shine with the brush let alone get a mirror shine. The polish just kind of sits on the shoe and feels really greasy. I have used Glen Karen cleaner a couple of times as well but even with cleaning of the shoe with Renomat and Glen Karen and reapplication of thin layers of Saphir's wax polish I just can't get the shoe to get a shine. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

What type and brand of polish were/are you using?
post #11320 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Poshak Man View Post

I have a black shoe that I have been putting a mirror shine on for a while. Recently, I saw some cracking of polish on the left shoe so I tried removing the polish and putting the polish and mirror shine back on. First time I used Renomat to remove the polish but when I reapplied the polish on the shoe it just won't any shine with the brush let alone get a mirror shine. The polish just kind of sits on the shoe and feels really greasy. I have used Glen Karen cleaner a couple of times as well but even with cleaning of the shoe with Renomat and Glen Karen and reapplication of thin layers of Saphir's wax polish I just can't get the shoe to get a shine. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

You wanna try something even more effective? Use Renomat as a soap, not as a rubbing stripper. Use a moistened sponge and rub Renomat into a lather right on the leather. Let it dry off naturally and totally before proceed to conditioning.

post #11321 of 19272
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

You wanna try something even more effective? Use Renomat as a soap, not as a rubbing stripper. Use a moistened sponge and rub Renomat into a lather right on the leather. Let it dry off naturally and totally before proceed to conditioning.

 

this does not seem to be a good idea.

post #11322 of 19272
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

 

this does not seem to be a good idea.

I found out that this stuff works way better as a soap, not a stripper. It cleans the polish off way more effectively doing so.


Edited by traverscao - 10/27/14 at 12:16pm
post #11323 of 19272

 I have probably suggested on here, ad nauseam, that I am allergic to turpentine. Having found GlenKaren products, I can now start to clean my shoes without respiratory problems. Can anyone  assure me, beyond reasonable doubt, that Renovator does not contain turpentine? I have put all my other Saphir products out of reach but I would like to hang on to this one. Renovator does seem to smell of turps and opinion, on here, seems to be divided. Does anyone have the definitive view on this? Yours, as always, Munky. 

post #11324 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

What type and brand of polish were/are you using?
I have been using saphir mdo cream polish and mdo wax.
post #11325 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Poshak Man View Post

I have been using saphir mdo cream polish and mdo wax.

Very good products. We use them all the time w/o probs. Something is a bit strange here. What type of skin are your shoes made of?
And the original finish?
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