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post #121 of 10232
if i wanted to achieve a burnished look on the caps and quarters of my shoes, how would i go about doing this? also, what is the cheapest site to get saphir products? hanger project seems to have a decent price for their MDO line. about 15 bucks for their wax polish and also around 15 for their pommadier creams.
post #122 of 10232
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Any leather expert can tell me what are the black spots on my boots? I hope they are not molds... I clearly remember mink oiling them before I've stored them for like 6 months..... And how do I get rid of em if they are molds?? I've tried leather cleaner but to no avail. Please help, thanks!


First of all, it's mold, not "molds". Sorry, I'm sure it reminds many of us of a misuse of plural/singular, ie, "a dust".

But to help you, the leather still looks dry in that photo, and I suspect that those spots are stains that are left over from some other incident and that the rest of the leather has faded away to reveal those stains. That's just speculation, but I really, really don't think it would be mold.

So, clean it with a different cleaner! Use Lexol Cleaner, which is effective and readily available. Or go up to the Platonic Plane with Saphir. After that, condition it again and use a polishing cream.
post #123 of 10232
I'm glad this thread was revived, because I just wanted to state that I performed the unthinkable and treated my shell cordovan boots with . . . SnoSeal.

I put a layer of about 2mm thick of SnoSeal all around my boots, put them into a 145 degree oven, and after 20ish minutes, the boots slurped that stuff up with NO RESIDUE. I then polished them with a brush and they have a great shine with no flaking or powdering of the beeswax.
post #124 of 10232
No pics!?
post #125 of 10232
The famous Japanese Shoe Shine, now in the official thread
post #126 of 10232
I have a question for the experts: when first trying to build up to a mirror shine, do you polish between layers of Medaille Dor? Or do you just keep layering with a 3-5 minute wait between layers?
post #127 of 10232
I have a quick newbie question. When should mink oil be used, if ever? Sent from my HTC Desire HD using Tapatalk
post #128 of 10232
When does one use Renovateur as opposed to Venetian Creme? Which one for cordovan?
post #129 of 10232
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The famous Japanese Shoe Shine, now in the official thread

Hate that video. The clicking sound effects, editing, the set, that hipster looking Japanese guy, the gazillion steps it takes him to do the shoes.
post #130 of 10232
Hi Guys - question for those of you that have dealt with John Lobb Museum Calf. I have a pair of derbies in Ardilla MC (a yellow/tan color) and applied some cognac and burgundy cream to get them more of a chestnut color. They look pretty good color-wise and I wore them about for the first time today. They got a few minor scuffs on them which seemed to remove the cream from that area and make it more of the original Ardilla color. I get the impression the cream hasn't really soaked through the museum calf seal they use so it will likely continue to flake off which probably won't look too great after a handful of wears.

I'm thinking of just stripping off the layers of recent cream to expose the original color (which will hopefully be a shade darker then before). Would you guys recommend I just take rubbing alcohol to them which will remove the cream? Anything else?

Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
post #131 of 10232
I, too, am hoping to hear about experiences with Venetian Creme.
post #132 of 10232
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post #133 of 10232
Renovateur, then start bulling with wax. Thin layers, like a billion of them.
post #134 of 10232
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Renovateur, then start bulling with wax. Thin layers, like a billion of them.
Thanks. Good to know they're not a lost cause.
post #135 of 10232
But you should probably strip some of that old wax off, condition and re polish. It looks like there is a lot of build-up. Even on the vamp.
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