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post #11506 of 19038

:lol:those are nice shoes...

post #11507 of 19038

How would I go about removing some alcohol stains from a pair of brown chromexcel boots?  I wore them to a pool bar the other evening and didn't realize that they endured some sort of splatter from what was likely an alcoholic drink (beer or liquor).  VSC?  I've wiped them down and applied some Saphir reno but to no avail.  Thanks!

post #11508 of 19038
Does anyone know where I can buy Saphir Médaille d'Or shoe bags in London

I need about 30 of them...smile.gif



If I cant find the same brand I dont have a problem with different brands or non brand as long as the colour is cream
post #11509 of 19038

I would look at AliExpress for such requests. See here, or something similar.

post #11510 of 19038
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Originally Posted by milesdavisjr View Post

Does anyone know where I can buy Saphir Médaille d'Or shoe bags in London

I need about 30 of them...smile.gif
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If I cant find the same brand I dont have a problem with different brands or non brand as long as the colour is cream

AFPOS

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/brushes-cloths-price-desc/products/saphir-cotton-shoe-bag

post #11511 of 19038

These are better value than the Fine Pair of Shoes ones. 

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawstring-Closure-Bleached-Cotton-purposes/dp/B004S6DF0O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1415736670&sr=8-2&keywords=shoe+bags

 

The Fine Pair of Shoes bags are £10 a pair!

post #11512 of 19038
Those were the ones he asked for!!
post #11513 of 19038

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to shine lighter colored shoes?

 

I have a pair of double monks in antique tan and while they were originally my favorite shoes I find myself wearing them less and less simply because I cannot get a decent lasting shine on them. I shine them using Sapphir neutral creme and wax the same way I do my other shoes (which are all either black or navy), but unlike my darker shoes they seem to lose their lustre almost immediately and often after a couple of wear start to show light blotches or peeling which i presume is the wax coming off. It might be a sign I am using too much but I don't experience this on my darker shoes. 

 

Is there anything I can do to fix this? is it just that lighter shoes are a bitch to shine? I used to cheat by getting the local shoeshining service to do it for me, but he closed up shop and since then I haven't any other options.

post #11514 of 19038
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to shine lighter colored shoes?

I have a pair of double monks in antique tan and while they were originally my favorite shoes I find myself wearing them less and less simply because I cannot get a decent lasting shine on them. I shine them using Sapphir neutral creme and wax the same way I do my other shoes (which are all either black or navy), but unlike my darker shoes they seem to lose their lustre almost immediately and often after a couple of wear start to show light blotches or peeling which i presume is the wax coming off. It might be a sign I am using too much but I don't experience this on my darker shoes. 

Is there anything I can do to fix this? is it just that lighter shoes are a bitch to shine? I used to cheat by getting the local shoeshining service to do it for me, but he closed up shop and since then I haven't any other options.

Shouldn't be what skin is are monks made of?
post #11515 of 19038
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Shouldn't be what skin is are monks made of?

NOt sure what you mean unless you think it is the quality of the leather. However they are George Cleverleys so I would assume the leather is good stuff.

post #11516 of 19038
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to shine lighter colored shoes?

I have a pair of double monks in antique tan and while they were originally my favorite shoes I find myself wearing them less and less simply because I cannot get a decent lasting shine on them. I shine them using Sapphir neutral creme and wax the same way I do my other shoes (which are all either black or navy), but unlike my darker shoes they seem to lose their lustre almost immediately and often after a couple of wear start to show light blotches or peeling which i presume is the wax coming off. It might be a sign I am using too much but I don't experience this on my darker shoes. 

Is there anything I can do to fix this? is it just that lighter shoes are a bitch to shine? I used to cheat by getting the local shoeshining service to do it for me, but he closed up shop and since then I haven't any other options.

Why don't you post a photo?

Without a photo all you will get is guesses.

My guess is that either the leather has been tanned and oils stuffed (ChromeXcel, etc.) or has had so much greasy conditioners applied that the grain is saturated with oils. This would explain the dulling of the shine--oil migrating into the wax.

The other possibility is that the leather is corrected grain leather with a plastic or poly finish. This would explain the wax flaking off.

It's a conundrum.
post #11517 of 19038
Or possibly too much water.
post #11518 of 19038
Could just be that there is too much wax on them. A lot of old wax built up will get dull and flake off. They could be a crust finish, which is just built up using light dyes and mostly pigments from polish. My experience with crust finishes is that they take more work to get them to shine because they don't have a shellac over them a like a lot of shoe leathers do.
post #11519 of 19038

^ +1

post #11520 of 19038

Do I need to get the heels of my trickers replaced already?

 

I've probably only worn them around 45 times now and it's a little disappointing if that's the case, but the rest of the boots are in really great shape.

 

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