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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You sound a bit OCD. I suggest you buy a car. Do yourself and your shoes a favor.

I recall you used to have a post saying that driving ruins shoes :D

 

I have a Chevy. But, hell, Pat, after having a near fatal heart attack, I'm all with moving around to spend all the fat in my blood.

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There is no fool like an old fool.  A good few weeks ago I bought a nice pair of Chester's 1880's, Buckingham brogues. I have recommended using Renapur, on here, before. It contains 'all natural' ingredients, such as Beeswax, Jojoba oil and so on. I decided to put a very thin coat on my brand new shoes. Opinions vary on the issue of doing anything to new shoes. Now, using GlenKaren cream, I can't develop that deep sheen that usually comes with this product. The shoes seem to remain a pleasant matte. It wasn't really what I was aiming at, though. Are there any suggestions as to how I could return to a more normal finish?  I think it may be time to get myself into a twilight home for the terminally bewildered. Yours, as always, Munky.  PS. Go easy with the Reapur. 

post #12153 of 19277
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

There is no fool like an old fool.  A good few weeks ago I bought a nice pair of Chester's 1880's, Buckingham brogues. I have recommended using Renapur, on here, before. It contains 'all natural' ingredients, such as Beeswax, Jojoba oil and so on. I decided to put a very thin coat on my brand new shoes. Opinions vary on the issue of doing anything to new shoes. Now, using GlenKaren cream, I can't develop that deep sheen that usually comes with this product. The shoes seem to remain a pleasant matte. It wasn't really what I was aiming at, though. Are there any suggestions as to how I could return to a more normal finish?  I think it may be time to get myself into a twilight home for the terminally bewildered. Yours, as always, Munky.  PS. Go easy with the Reapur. 

Beeswax gleams, it doesn't shine. Jojoba is a fairly viscous / "sticky" oil.

My advice would be to use GK conditioner to remove both. The orange oil would seem tailor made for this. Then when everything has had a chance to "settle down," try the creams instead.

Crude oil is natural, too. FWIW....

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Edited by DWFII - 12/7/14 at 8:59am
post #12154 of 19277
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

I recall you used to have a post saying that driving ruins shoes biggrin.gif

I have a Chevy. But, hell, Pat, after having a near fatal heart attack, I'm all with moving around to spend all the fat in my blood.
Driving isn't nearly as bad for shoes as you are apparently.
post #12155 of 19277
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Beeswax gleams, it doesn't shine. Jojoba is a fairly viscous / "sticky" oil.

My advice would be to use GK conditioner to remove both. The orange oil would seem tailor made for this. Then when everything has had a chance to "settle down," try the creams instead.

Crude oil is natural, too. FWIW....

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Thanks for this, DW. I will see what GK conditioner does. I realise that 'natural' comes with a lot of baggage! Hope you are well. 

post #12156 of 19277
I don't know DW, in my experience the GlenKaren conditioner is very, very oily and while it does pick up wax it imparts a lot of oil, which might make it harder to get a shine.
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mr. Booth is correct about this, the conditioner is an excellent cleaner for older shoes but does leave an oily residue behind. I've taken buffing with a felt cloth after letting it dry. it normally takes 2 or 3 rounds with the cloth to remove it but even then the leather will take a shine but not a brilliant finish

post #12158 of 19277
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't know DW, in my experience the GlenKaren conditioner is very, very oily and while it does pick up wax it imparts a lot of oil, which might make it harder to get a shine.

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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

mr. Booth is correct about this, the conditioner is an excellent cleaner for older shoes but does leave an oily residue behind. I've taken buffing with a felt cloth after letting it dry. it normally takes 2 or 3 rounds with the cloth to remove it but even then the leather will take a shine but not a brilliant finish

OK...I'll defer to both of you. I have the GK conditioner, and use it occasionally but in the long scheme of things it's relatively new and untested here in this shop. Just thought the orange oil would be a perect foil / solvent for the jojoba.
post #12159 of 19277
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

DW, Nick,

 

I know I'm nothing more than a little brat shit for you two, but I hope you both, as seniors, would consider my words. I know you two would listen, therefore, please do...

 

Sincerely,

Travers.


Really Copeland II?? You think you can quell this with a plea? Two knowledgeable professionals disagree...they are the only ones with a dog in this.

post #12160 of 19277
Straight orange oil, for sure, but the conditioner, imo is too oily if your shoes are already "too oily".
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OK, gents, if not GK products, what would you recommend? I know that this is a perennial theme, but its is always worth rehearsing. 

post #12162 of 19277
Lexol conditioner and saphir polish
post #12163 of 19277
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
 


Really Copeland II?? You think you can quell this with a plea? Two knowledgeable professionals disagree...they are the only ones with a dog in this.

You stop call me copeland before I further lost my respect for you. I am sick of it.

post #12164 of 19277
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Driving isn't nearly as bad for shoes as you are apparently.

Oh well, IDRK, I guess I cannot spend more money on life anyway, coz if I get on the habit of driving, I'll be so lazy, a heart attack is so close to take place

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't know DW, in my experience the GlenKaren conditioner is very, very oily and while it does pick up wax it imparts a lot of oil, which might make it harder to get a shine.

GK conditioner is damn oily, and with what I did, I use a cloth and apply really light coat. I happened to use an applicator once, and I had to left it on the shoes overnite. It takes lots of working for the product, even when the amount is little.

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Straight orange oil, for sure, but the conditioner, imo is too oily if your shoes are already "too oily".

I used it on my greased calfskin, but only when the surface is no longer greasy, and the amount of grease worked in prior is very sparing.

post #12165 of 19277
You almost had a heart attack? How old are you? In my mind you're like 22.
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