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Thanks for that, Stemo. I will try a bit of brushing, although the shoes seem to be holding up with just the application of the cream. Saphir seem to produce a lot of products that are very similar.  Perhaps it is one cream put into a range of different bottles or pots! You are right, though, this one smells very good. And no turpentine. 

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Excuse me. I bought some Saphir Greasy Leather creme,, today, for a pair of greasy leather shoes.  I can't find information, anywhere, on how to use it. I ended up checking that it would not darken my shoes, then gave the shoes a thin coating of it. It didn't seem appropriate, or advisable to brush them, afterwards. Oddly, though, the product comes with no instructions and I can find nothing on the net about how to use  this particular cream. Yours, Munky

You can brush them once they're sufficiently dry to brush.

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OK, thanks, Travers. I will give them a brush before I go to bed!

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Any finish issues are easily dealt with. You people who said unrepairable are ignorant to such matters.

Times and times again, people freaked out when they see little color comes off, Pat.

 

I did not even care when the toe of my calfskin was roughen. All I did was wet the spot, then burnish the bone on it. 

post #14270 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Aerolord View Post

Anyone know what happened to my shoes? I use renomat to remove old was and not I just can't seems to polish this part of the shoe.

Is this shoe gone for good?

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Don't ever be so concerned when a little color comes off, it's just like how your spit shine can be ruin if your car door bumps into it. Just polish over, or else remove the whole cap toe finish and start again.

 

BTW, is that crust calf?

post #14271 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Nicco61 View Post
 

I've bought a pair of Bally Arise shoes and they seem not to take a polish. Even brushing them with a horsehair brush seems to raise a knap on the leather as seen below. Any suggestions on care?

 

 

 

 

 


I want to thank all for your advise on the above shoes. I went the Saphir rejuvenateur  route with Saphir paste polish. When I first saw the price I thought WTF but I figured with what the shoes cost... well it's almost like magic... freaking amazing. I'll let the pics below tell the tale.

 

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Really happy to see that everything turned very well!! Really happy we helped you :nodding:

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Ben you're always the nicest senior around here.
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Hey guys, quick question. When attempting to achieve mirror shine and applying layer(s) of wax polish with potentially drop of water in between. How do you shine/ bull during this process?

More specifically, do you always wax in a circular motion with say your one or two fingers? Or do you find yourself going in a faster (more rigorous) back and forth motion?

I ask cause I can bull/ buff the cap toe faster going back and forth barely skimming the edge. But then I've always heard wax needs to be buffed in a circular motion like one does on a car.

Needless to say I've never gone over 3/4 wax layers each followed by a speck of water, and consequently do not achieve a super mirror shine like some on here do.
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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

Hey guys, quick question. When attempting to achieve mirror shine and applying layer(s) of wax polish with potentially drop of water in between. How do you shine/ bull during this process?

More specifically, do you always wax in a circular motion with say your one or two fingers? Or do you find yourself going in a faster (more rigorous) back and forth motion?

I ask cause I can bull/ buff the cap toe faster going back and forth barely skimming the edge. But then I've always heard wax needs to be buffed in a circular motion like one does on a car.

Needless to say I've never gone over 3/4 wax layers each followed by a speck of water, and consequently do not achieve a super mirror shine like some on here do.

Basically, it's most likely be "To each their own". However, having tried all methods, I find circular motions the best way of doing it, because this way you are really building up the waxes, pushing it into each and every pores of the toe cap. The speed should be moderate, not too slow, or else the wax dries before it gets even out, and not too fast, or else the friction will cause excessive heat which will not harden the wax. The cloth needs to be of high quality cotton, smooth, lint free, and should be heavily dampened before polishing. As of a higher shine, it is up to the speed, the amount of water, and how much waxes you've layered. 

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Ben you're always the nicest senior around here.

thank you Travers for your kind words!! i just like to help when i can and be polite(i have lost my temper some times hahah)!! i have learned some things during the past years (the hard way most of the time and my own mostly  ) and i like to help people  and save them time and money (i ruined some really good shoes in the past when i was learning hahah) :happy:

 

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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

Hey guys, quick question. When attempting to achieve mirror shine and applying layer(s) of wax polish with potentially drop of water in between. How do you shine/ bull during this process?

More specifically, do you always wax in a circular motion with say your one or two fingers? Or do you find yourself going in a faster (more rigorous) back and forth motion?

I ask cause I can bull/ buff the cap toe faster going back and forth barely skimming the edge. But then I've always heard wax needs to be buffed in a circular motion like one does on a car.

Needless to say I've never gone over 3/4 wax layers each followed by a speck of water, and consequently do not achieve a super mirror shine like some on here do.

 

 

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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Basically, it's most likely be "To each their own". However, having tried all methods, I find circular motions the best way of doing it, because this way you are really building up the waxes, pushing it into each and every pores of the toe cap. The speed should be moderate, not too slow, or else the wax dries before it gets even out, and not too fast, or else the friction will cause excessive heat which will not harden the wax. The cloth needs to be of high quality cotton, smooth, lint free, and should be heavily dampened before polishing. As of a higher shine, it is up to the speed, the amount of water, and how much waxes you've layered. 

true as it gets! 

 

personally i use an old tshirt for applying the wax and a sunglasses cloth for the final buff!

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Originally Posted by benhour View Post
 

thank you Travers for your kind words!! i just like to help when i can and be polite(i have lost my temper some times hahah)!! i have learned some things during the past years (the hard way most of the time and my own mostly  ) and i like to help people  and save them time and money (i ruined some really good shoes in the past when i was learning hahah) :happy:

 

 

 

true as it gets! 

 

personally i use an old tshirt for applying the wax and a sunglasses cloth for the final buff!

I have yet to ruin any shoes so far. They thrive, even, although the wholecut is a little beat up after the weird "recrafting" job it received.

 

Old tees can get really soft as they age. All of my shine cloths, including the Selvyt cloth line, were all washed and soaked overnite with fabric softener. They give a mirror shine like a dream. I have three pieces of chamois leather that I use for buffing, one large piece for the upper and two small pieces for heel and sole edges.

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Originally Posted by Aerolord View Post

Anyone know what happened to my shoes? I use renomat to remove old was and not I just can't seems to polish this part of the shoe.

Is this shoe gone for good?

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Managed to "save" it a little.. Just a little more shine on the top, didn't realise the break between the shine and non shine area while trying to save it.

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post #14279 of 19067

I use microfiber cloth for shoes. Softer than cotton (don't know whether this matters), cleans easily, and so cheap that it does not matter that I had to buy them. Auto shops sell them in bunches for car finishing.

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Thanks all, great advice.
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