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post #12616 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post
 

Any ways of removing these raised leather spots caused by water marks?

 

Is that Cordovan?

post #12617 of 19259
^ A solvent like renomat, turpentine, lighter fluid, etc and then rebuilding the finish with polish.
post #12618 of 19259
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

I doubt it will get lighter if that were the case, no matter what the choice of solvent used to strip the shoe in teh future

Friction from rubbing the toe isn't what causes a dark spot, it is either wax, grease, or a chemical reaction, which can be remedied.
post #12619 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Colr View Post
 

Is that Cordovan?

Yes

post #12620 of 19259
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Originally Posted by ldibiasio View Post

I suspect the cobbler used an acetone based stripper to start with and stripped off the dye.  I asked him what he used to strip the shoe down and he said "deglazer."  

I really appreciate everyone's help here.  I guess big lesson learned here for me that I'm better off just doing my shoes myself.  

Deglazer is based on acetone or something that is near-as-nevermind identical.

You're generally better off letting the leather be what it is..."warts and all" than trying to change it into something it is not. If you don't like the leather or finish on a shoe, don't buy it. (not talking about the shell shoes above)
post #12621 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post
 

Yes


I don't own any cordovan myself but I'm led to believe that vigorous brushing with a horsehair brush will do the trick. About 15mins, I think.

post #12622 of 19259

Folks, you all know what? Fuck the bad feeling, rock the flaw! Eventually, with wear and polish, it'll darken anyway, and that's part of the occurring patina.

post #12623 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

Yes

For water marks on cordo, I wipe the area with a lightly damp cloth and leave for 24-48 h. This makes the spots blend in. Then I brush with a horsehair brush.

This is based on the advice of Nick Horween.
post #12624 of 19259
just use a small amount of solvent and then repolish.
post #12625 of 19259
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

just use a small amount of solvent and then repolish.

Would it hurt much though?

post #12626 of 19259
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

just use a small amount of solvent and then repolish.

What are some good solvents?
post #12627 of 19259
Read back like 20 posts
post #12628 of 19259

OMG...

post #12629 of 19259

Why didn't you make it the whole thread Pat LOL!!!:lol:

post #12630 of 19259
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Originally Posted by namdaemun View Post
 

Question on suede

 

I have a medium brown brogue that I'd like to dye to Navy. I've been looking at Kellys suede dye but wonder if anyone can help teach me how to dye these from brown to navy.

 

Thanks!

Bumping this again. Can anyone help please?

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