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Is there a thread that talks about the difference between polishing and finishing brushes and the advantages of horse hair, goat, pig, or Yak over one another?

Congrats on your award as well, DW.
post #14087 of 19067
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Is there a thread that talks about the difference between polishing and finishing brushes and the advantages of horse hair, goat, pig, or Yak over one another?

Congrats on your award as well, DW.

Edoya goat hair brushes are the best for finishing calf and for polishing shell IMHO. Expensive as hell though.

I use horsehair for brushing dust off etc.
post #14088 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Very many congratulations on your award, DW. Your skill, knowledge and artistry have been recognised many times but this must be the sort of award that makes you realise what a great career you have had (and, by the sound of it, continue to have).  And still you find time to share your expertise with us, via this and other threads. Thank you and - again - congratulations. 

Thank you for the kind words, Munky.
post #14089 of 19067
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post


Edoya goat hair brushes are the best for finishing calf and for polishing shell IMHO. Expensive as hell though.

I use horsehair for brushing dust off etc.

Been looking all over for an Edoya goat hair brush, but I cannot find one anywhere in CONUS. 

 

I know a European website who sell these Yak hair brushes from Germany that can arguably compete against Hanger Project's stuffs.

 

As of horse hair, was them in hair shampoo often.

post #14090 of 19067

First off, I know that Johnston & Murphy is not a respected name around here, but I found these at an estate sale, and I like the color so I thought I'd keep them.  They are probably 20-40 years old, so better quality than the current J&M.  My question is: how do I maintain the two-tone finish?  I've seen a similar shoe on eBay that looks like the darker finish was stripped off, leaving only the red underneath.  I do NOT want to do this.  I like the depth and look of the two-tone finish.  How is this achieved, and what color polish should I use?  My first impulse is to use a burgundy polish, but after some consideration, I thought that the existing finish may have been achieved by using a black polish.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

Johnston & Murphy Aristocraft

post #14091 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Jurgis View Post
 

First off, I know that Johnston & Murphy is not a respected name around here, but I found these at an estate sale, and I like the color so I thought I'd keep them.  They are probably 20-40 years old, so better quality than the current J&M.  My question is: how do I maintain the two-tone finish?  I've seen a similar shoe on eBay that looks like the darker finish was stripped off, leaving only the red underneath.  I do NOT want to do this.  I like the depth and look of the two-tone finish.  How is this achieved, and what color polish should I use?  My first impulse is to use a burgundy polish, but after some consideration, I thought that the existing finish may have been achieved by using a black polish.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

Johnston & Murphy Aristocraft

Alter between black and burgundy (more burgundy than black in per ratio of 3 bordeaux 1 black), see how it comes out. 

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Thank you!  I will try that.

post #14093 of 19067
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Been looking all over for an Edoya goat hair brush, but I cannot find one anywhere in CONUS. 

Leather soul has them sometimes. Going to try to find some next week during my trip to Taiwan.
post #14094 of 19067
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Edoya goat hair brushes are the best for finishing calf and for polishing shell IMHO. Expensive as hell though.

I use horsehair for brushing dust off etc.

Thank you and bring me back a few brushes, please.
post #14095 of 19067
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Thank you and bring me back a few brushes, please.

No problem. I'll bring some back if I can find them.
post #14096 of 19067
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

No problem. I'll bring some back if I can find them.

And I'd be very grateful icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #14097 of 19067
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No problem. I'll bring some back if I can find them.

I'd buy a few if you bring them back, especially the goat hair clouds.

post #14098 of 19067
should saphir be brushed away after being used on a shoe? what happens if i put saphir on a shoe and don't brush it away?
post #14099 of 19067
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

should saphir be brushed away after being used on a shoe? what happens if i put saphir on a shoe and don't brush it away?

What "saphir" are you talking about? 

post #14100 of 19067
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

mimo if they were corrected what would the purpose be  of using polish on them?
 btw thats why i said about tongue area(hidden area) where the possibilities for polish to be there are really low

All shoes out of the factory have polish on them. Polish does do something even to corrected grain shoes.
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