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post #14311 of 19081
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

The world is full of awful drama and people worry about a few drops of rain on their shoes. Wake up!

 

Wait, so you have gone onto a shoe care thread to tell me not to worry about the finish on my shoes as there are more pressing issues in the world?

 

Go run a marathon and raise some money for disaster relief and leave us here to discuss shoe care please.

 

I'll donate £5 if you run in the middle lane of the M1. In the dark.


Edited by EnglishShoes - 3/26/15 at 2:03pm
post #14312 of 19081

If your shoes get wet you can always recolor them some with Molasses. Works for me every time. Maple syrup is a good alternative if you don't have the good 'ole Blackstrap Molasses.

post #14313 of 19081
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

Can I get your advice on this please?

 

I recently wore my favourite C&J out on a wet winters day.  As I walked across the works car park, I noticed that I got some small droplets of water on the surface of my shoes and the leather went dark where the droplets were sat.  I didn't think much of it.

 

When I got home, I noticed a mottle effect discolouration, especially on the vamp area.  I had lots of wax on the toecap and that didnt absorb any water.  I thought that perhaps the wax had partly come away at the vamp.

 

The next day when the shoes were dry, I used renomat to take off all the old polish.  The mottle effect stayed exactly the same.

 

I then applied renovateur, Saphir cream and Saphir wax.  The discolouration is still visible. 

 

What can  do?  Could this be salt staining?  Should I try renomat again and them some Hiver salt remover?  I didnt have Hiver at the time but I have some now.

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

 

(Also, do you think this leather needs conditioning?  I'm looking to try my lexol when it arrives)

 

For me they do not even need brushing, lol.  But if you are so worry, clean and condition them.

post #14314 of 19081

What could I use to clean them though?  Ronomat didn't shift it.

 

Would saddle soap work?

post #14315 of 19081
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

What could I use to clean them though?  Ronomat didn't shift it.

 

Would saddle soap work?

In such a condition ,use  just a damp cotton cloth.  Let it dry and them condition them.  That it is my way. No much stuff.

post #14316 of 19081
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

What could I use to clean them though?  Ronomat didn't shift it.

 

Would saddle soap work?

Oh My God just calm down dude!!!

 

Stripped? Good. Take a damp cloth and wipe the whole damn shoes down for approx a minute or two. Remember to get the cloth moist and washed with water several times in the process. Then brush the heck out, give it come Lexol or Bick4, then brush a whole lot before polish again.

 

How come water stains are so much of a problem? I don't see how difficult it is to clean up.

post #14317 of 19081

I just don't get some people's problems with water stains on shoes. If it's shell cordovan, I can partly understand, because I have the perfect explanation and the solution, but light color shoes? C'MON! You have to know the drill from whence you bought the shoes, or else take it as a patina. If it was stained by water, de-stain it with water! Dampened cloth wiped down isn't that hard.

 

Maybe I should join the "Things you just don't get" thread LOL!

post #14318 of 19081
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

What could I use to clean them though?  Ronomat didn't shift it.

 

Would saddle soap work?

 

Do not listen to any of this crap about Renomat, Bick4, Lexol, Glen Karen...or any other shit. They will all ruin your shoes.

 

Follow this method:

 

Step 1: Brush shoes

Step 2: Apply light coat of wax polish in circular motions throughout shoe

Step 3: Brush shoes

 

This will fix them...and most importantly, give them character.

 

Men have character and so should their shoes. 

 

Edit: Also, stop babying your shoes. Shoes get wet. They will be worse off if its raining and you are crying all over them. 

post #14319 of 19081

:box:

post #14320 of 19081

It's all "crap".  I still vote for Lexol or Bick4 over wax.

post #14321 of 19081
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

It's all "crap".  I still vote for Lexol or Bick4 over wax.

I'm semi-with you, however, this has been once a shit storm, FYI.

post #14322 of 19081
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
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Do not listen to any of this crap about Renomat, Bick4, Lexol, Glen Karen...or any other shit. They will all ruin your shoes.

 

Follow this method:

 

Step 1: Brush shoes

Step 2: Apply light coat of wax polish in circular motions throughout shoe

Step 3: Brush shoes

 

This will fix them...and most importantly, give them character.

 

Men have character and so should their shoes. 

 

Edit: Also, stop babying your shoes. Shoes get wet. They will be worse off if its raining and you are crying all over them. 

 

I don't condition or polish or wax my shoes. But if @DWFII has no issue about occasional use of Bick4 or Lexol, I highly doubt it will "ruin your shoes". He can correct me if I'm wrong. 

post #14323 of 19081

In fact, there are nothing wrong with these products, buddy. 

post #14324 of 19081

I have been using S Cremme Universalle as a conditioner  for more than 15 years with my shoes and once in a while  a colour cream polish ( no paste/wax colour at all).  My shoes developed a nice patina and a bit of a "strong character", lol . But I am with PCK1 in the sense that brushing and little more is more than enough.

post #14325 of 19081

You forgot the requirement to join was "conditioner free" LOL.

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