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post #13981 of 19043
I know what he's talking about. Honestly, it only happens when I use a very oily product like Glen's cream. As we all know you oil up your shoes even further so it might exacerbate the issue. These coconut oil polishes take a while to really dry and get absorbed, sometimes just letting them sit and then brushing will do it, other times a dab (literally like 1/4" of a pea) size amount of reno will pick up fine lint.
post #13982 of 19043

I want to apply wax to my shoes made of cordovan. Can I use the regular pate de luxe from Saphir in a similar colour?
I've read somewhere that pigmented cream for calf doesn't work with cordovan, but do wax work for both?

post #13983 of 19043
Wax is fine for cordovan in any color.
post #13984 of 19043

Thank you for the clarification, Patrick!

post #13985 of 19043
just picked up a pair of shoes off the bay. thoughts on the condition?

how do the soles look?

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post #13986 of 19043
Put toe taps on them and use shoe trees.
post #13987 of 19043
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

No no no Christian, you're not getting me right. I have this problem where lint from applicator cloth, along with the product (polish, conditioner, lotion), sticks and adhere to the surface, and are annoying as fuck. 

 

As of shoe bags, it depends. Some required laundering before use.

 

get lint-free applicators and cloths. wash them separately from all your other laundry. I hear people like the Selvyt stuff. From their site:

http://www.selvyt.co.uk/selvyt-cloths/polishing-cloths/

 

Quote:
 Apply shoe polish and lightly polish with reverse of Selvyt SR or Selvyt PR "B"cloth to take off excess polish, then polish briskly the boot or shoe with the raised side of the cloth to obtain an enviable shine.
post #13988 of 19043

People, try Kiwi shoe cloths and be amazed how much lint it shits away.

 

Selvyt cloth is cool. I'll try and get more of those.

post #13989 of 19043
Small applicator brushes leave no lint.

And neither do fingers (my preferred applicator).

And FWIW...I use flannel for bulling--no lint.
post #13990 of 19043

I can't ever remember having a problem with lint when using cotton diapers.

post #13991 of 19043
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Small applicator brushes leave no lint.

And neither do fingers (my preferred applicator).

And FWIW...I use flannel for bulling--no lint.

Selvyt cloths won't shed lint, but Kiwi "flannel" cloth shed lints on a daily basis. 

 

Sometimes certain care products require a cloth instead of a brush (like liquid lotions), and I have less than ideal choice.

post #13992 of 19043

Never tried diapers.

post #13993 of 19043
Quote:
Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Small applicator brushes leave no lint.

And neither do fingers (my preferred applicator).

And FWIW...I use flannel for bulling--no lint.

DW, I think the effect of dampening the cloth in spit shining caused the nap to lay flat and smooth, and hence would not shed lint so violently, so, if might be different to applying shoe creams and conditioners.

post #13994 of 19043

Should I just use polish on sole edges to turn them brown again? Or do I need edge dressing? Or just leave alone?

post #13995 of 19043
Polish is nicer IMO.
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