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My pair of polished and mildly waxed Alden CXL LHS—before I sold them.. It was fine.

Like all other things, came down to personal preference.
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post




My pair of polished and mildly waxed Alden CXL LHS—before I sold them.. It was fine.

Like all other things, came down to personal preference.

How was it like when you wore it, though? Yes, it looks OK - definitely not as great as shell, and isn't so close looking like calfskin, but how was the finish in general?


Edited by traverscao - 11/27/14 at 2:26am
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if anyone's used collonil bamboo lotion, would appreciate a review

 

http://www.collonil.com/en/bamboo-lotion.html

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I am polishing a pair of shell cordovans from carmina. I am not sure if I should waterproof them with the tarrago nano protector.
If I go ahead with it, should I be using the nano oil protector or the normal one ?
Please help.
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Smooth leather should not be waterproofed with spray IMO.
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Smooth leather should not be waterproofed with spray IMO.

 



By smooth leather you mean any calf/shell ?
Would you rather suggest using the nano protector cream ?
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Originally Posted by ayush12345 View Post

I am polishing a pair of shell cordovans from carmina. I am not sure if I should waterproof them with the tarrago nano protector.
If I go ahead with it, should I be using the nano oil protector or the normal one ?
Please help.

Alden Leather Defender? Up to you...
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Originally Posted by ayush12345 View Post

I am polishing a pair of shell cordovans from carmina. I am not sure if I should waterproof them with the tarrago nano protector.
If I go ahead with it, should I be using the nano oil protector or the normal one ?
Please help.

 

 

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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

Smooth leather should not be waterproofed with spray IMO.

Totally agree with cbfn!! btw shell cordovan leather is already waterproofed cause of the waxes infused in it at the tanning process so there is no need to apply a waterproofing product!! sparingly (2-3 times a year you ll need to apply some nourishing cream and then a very little amount of wax polish to bring up back the shine) hope i helped a little bit:happy:

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Totally agree with cbfn!! btw shell cordovan leather is already waterproofed cause of the waxes infused in it at the tanning process so there is no need to apply a waterproofing product!! sparingly (2-3 times a year you ll need to apply some nourishing cream and then a very little amount of wax polish to bring up back the shine) hope i helped a little bit:happy:

That helps. Sure.

 

I don't know if you agree, but I'd say brushes are shoes' best friend, don't you say so, too?

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Ugh, I think I regret buying this pack of "microfiber" cloths from Amazon; they appear too rough, if that makes sense. When I buff any shell, it sounds like it's scratching against something. Not sure if those are the cloth fibers or tiny bumps on the shell surface. In certain directions, I don't hear the scratching.

Maybe a lambswool mitt would be better?
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Ugh, I think I regret buying this pack of "microfiber" cloths from Amazon; they appear too rough, if that makes sense. When I buff any shell, it sounds like it's scratching against something. Not sure if those are the cloth fibers or tiny bumps on the shell surface. In certain directions, I don't hear the scratching.

Maybe a lambswool mitt would be better?

Tbh I noticed with Alden and Saphir branded wax I had to buff with a woolen cloth (an old fuzzy Alden cloth) to get a good shine, but with the GK High Polish wax, it just shines up without the need of buffing.

I only occasionally hit it before wearing with light vigorous buffing from said Alden cloth thought I'm sure any soft cotton cloth will do.
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post
 

 

 

Totally agree with cbfn!! btw shell cordovan leather is already waterproofed cause of the waxes infused in it at the tanning process so there is no need to apply a waterproofing product!! sparingly (2-3 times a year you ll need to apply some nourishing cream and then a very little amount of wax polish to bring up back the shine) hope i helped a little bit:happy:

 

I was waiting to hear that. I sort of knew it but needed a second on that. Then I guess I leave the water proofing for the suedes or the likes only. Thanks for the help ;)

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hey guys, JUST starting to get into shoe/boot care and would like some advice.

i own Clark's Desert Boots, Wolverine 1k Miles, and the Stafford Decon dress boot from JCP

what i plan on getting:
Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP
Horsehair brush
Some rags

what else do i need and are there specific brands i should keep an eye out for?

thanks.
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Sounds like a good way to ruin a brush.

Anytime you're applying a heavy grease/dubbin such as Obenaufs it will benefit from a little gentle heat to force it into the leather.

Brushing any oily/ greasy leather, however, esp. if the grease is on the surface will only clog a good horsehair brush...and that grease will be difficult to remove from the brush.

If you feel there's too much grease on the surface, either warm it or put less on to begin with.
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