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'This' is a lovely word and a useful one, Cleav. Thanks for posting!  :uhoh:

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'This' is a lovely word and a useful one, Cleav. Thanks for posting!  uhoh.gif

"this" = "+1"
post #13488 of 19043

Get ready to bull those toes, y'all - the season of love is coming forth!

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Alright gentlemen, you've convinced me. Thanks for the advice.
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I would like some bright red shoe cream for my bright red shoes. Does anyone have experience of Saphir Creme Surphine Shoe Creme? This one has a big range of colours and - using the Saphir Nuancier Colour Chart, I seem to have found a cream that matches my shoes. Saphir don't do bright red in their Pommadier Cream range. 

 

Are there any other creams that might fit the bill?  I looked a Woly but it seems to be made of stuff that might not be too good for shoes: emulsifier- pigments - water - test gasoline - silicone oil - lanolin.  Tricker's said they don't have this shade of red in their own range of polishes as the shoes were made-to-order for the shop I bought them from.

 

Any suggestions would be welcome. Yours, Munky.

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Neutral?

 

Just red?

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I know the MDO line has got Hermès Red that might as well work, Munky.

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Can/should Kiwi polish (in the can, not parade gloss) be heated to get it out of the edges or get it back into 1 chunk if it's cracked?  Or is it just best to use it as is?

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Try low heat and cover it as soon as the melted wax is fully mixed together.

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Yeah, you don't want to heat it too much because it will change the chemical makeup of the wax and any solvents that are still there will evaporate.
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At some point, I don't recommend doing it to natural ingredient based polishes at all. Thoughts?

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Thanks all.  I may or may not do it.  Seems like a hot water/steam bath might be a good way to go about it, but then gotta keep the water out of the wax.  I can work with what I've got, and it's cheap enough that when it gets to be too bad, I can just ditch the neutral and pop a new can open.

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I personally just use it in small pieces if it's cracked. It's cumbersome, but not worth the effort of trying to melt or anything either. I believe Glenjay has a tutorial on it on his old leather shoe blog.
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Thanks, Travers. I have since found out that Saphir do make a plain red cream.

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This is not a pair of shoes -- I hope you guys don't mind but I couldn't find a good/active thread to post about it in.

 

I just picked up a Frank Clegg briefcase off of eBay. It has a few spots from some over zealous usage of Saphir Renovateur. Any ideas on what I could do to fix them? VSC and a lot of brushing?

 

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