Never tried the wipes.
We buy it by the gallon and just use rags which work fine.
These museum calf carminas are on their way to me: http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/products/carmina-oxford-in-museum-calf
Can I assume it's still a good fall back to use saphir reno or is there a different conditioner I should use?
Also, does anyone have a recommendation on what color polish I should be using for the museum calf?
you wont have any problems with using renovateur or lexol!! renovateur wont dry out your shoes( i use it on my shoes(museum leather too) for years with no issues) !! Renovateur is a cleaner-conditioner and has wax(and mink oil) in it and after buffing it raise a good shine so you can skip the part of adding wax or paste polish ! on the other hand lexol is a conditioner and you ll need to polish after so you can raise a shine!
for conditioning i use dubbin too sparingly but i have to mention that long term use ll darken the color a little bit and its a little tricky in use!
generally remember less is more on conditioning part of shoe care!!
if i remember correctly wax is not oxidizing!!! Btw i think the change of color is from the water evaporation and sovlents evaporation leading to a higher consentration of beezwax in the current solution!
thanks ben. I generally try to keep it as simple as possible.
On my other calf shoes, I often just use a small amount of Reno and some brushing to raise a modest shine. Just don't want to screw up the museum, but it seems like that's unlikely based on the comments I've received in response to my question. I think to start i'll try some lexol and neutral wax and maybe a few weeks or months down the road, try some reno on there.