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post #14386 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Mendel272 View Post

Where can you buy them? I have used fiebings because it is the best available to me. If you could point me in the right direction to pick up some of this stuff I would be grateful. If posting that here is against the rules, please pm me with the info.

Thanks!

I don't think they can be purchased by the average consumer. I think you must have some standing as a maker or manufacturer.

And they have fairly prohibitive minimums--both in terms of total price and quantities--like gallons to 55 gallon drums
post #14387 of 19073
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Yup. One step above Fiebing's, if anything fing02%5B1%5D.gif

How are water-based dyes, in your opinion?  

I have never used WB dyes (except acrylics) so, I dunno. A colleague of mine made a pair of oxfords from a veg tanned kip which he clicked and then dyed. Looked OK to me, never herd how the dye held up in the rain.
post #14388 of 19073
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


I have never used WB dyes (except acrylics) so, I dunno. A colleague of mine made a pair of oxfords from a veg tanned kip which he clicked and then dyed. Looked OK to me, never herd how the dye held up in the rain.

LOL the wax sealant, be it polish or whatevz, must have suspended the dyes, right?

post #14389 of 19073
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

LOL the wax sealant, be it polish or whatevz, must have suspended the dyes, right?

I'm not really sure what you mean...?? I don't think any wax entered into it. The dye was some VOC-free leather dye from Tandy, IIRC. The leather was a veg tanned kip...often used for lining, unwaxed and a natural light taupe or browning bone colour. He clicked the pieces for the shoe and then dyed them a cognac or honey colour.

The only wax was the cream or polish he applied after the shoes were finished.
post #14390 of 19073
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


I'm not really sure what you mean...?? I don't think any wax entered into it. The dye was some VOC-free leather dye from Tandy, IIRC. The leather was a veg tanned kip...often used for lining, unwaxed and a natural light taupe or browning bone colour. He clicked the pieces for the shoe and then dyed them a cognac or honey colour.

The only wax was the cream or polish he applied after the shoes were finished.

I thought using a polish should be sufficient to seal up the dyes on the shoes. My way would involve some grease (LOL) but normally some polish would seal the dye perfectly, as far as I know, DW.

post #14391 of 19073

Thanks for the advice and info @traverscao and  @Fred G. Unn  .  I used saddle soap, followed by a liberal amount of Lexol, and then Kiwi paste polish, and then burnished with a horsehair brush.  Fiebing's Edge Dressing for the sole edges.  I'm going to pick up some creme polish next time I get a chance.  
The Lexol left a slightly tacky finish,even after 24 hours, so I took a soft lintless cloth to it to remove excess.  I'll be trying to flip these, Fred, so I'll let the buyer decide on the new soles.

 

 

post #14392 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Jurgis View Post
 

Thanks for the advice and info @traverscao and  @Fred G. Unn  .  I used saddle soap, followed by a liberal amount of Lexol, and then Kiwi paste polish, and then burnished with a horsehair brush.  Fiebing's Edge Dressing for the sole edges.  I'm going to pick up some creme polish next time I get a chance.  
The Lexol left a slightly tacky finish,even after 24 hours, so I took a soft lintless cloth to it to remove excess.  I'll be trying to flip these, Fred, so I'll let the buyer decide on the new soles.

 

 

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They look great! Were they black originally though?? Definitely looked brown or burgundy to me from your original photos. 

post #14393 of 19073
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They look great! Were they black originally though?? Definitely looked brown or burgundy to me from your original photos. 

They actually were black.  They were just so dried out and dirty that they looked lighter in the pictures.  I would have preferred another color, actually, but beggars can't be choosers. :)

post #14394 of 19073
You brought those back from the dead. Well done!
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post #14396 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Jurgis View Post
 

Thanks for the advice and info @traverscao and  @Fred G. Unn  .  I used saddle soap, followed by a liberal amount of Lexol, and then Kiwi paste polish, and then burnished with a horsehair brush.  Fiebing's Edge Dressing for the sole edges.  I'm going to pick up some creme polish next time I get a chance.  
The Lexol left a slightly tacky finish,even after 24 hours, so I took a soft lintless cloth to it to remove excess.  I'll be trying to flip these, Fred, so I'll let the buyer decide on the new soles.

 

 

Try use a cream polish thereafter, because a loafer benefits a lot from a flexible finish. 

 

Again, very good work. 

post #14397 of 19073
I have a pair of shoes with ca
post #14398 of 19073
I have shoes of canvas and leather. How do I clean the canvas?
post #14399 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Nicco61 View Post

I have shoes of canvas and leather. How do I clean the canvas?
Hi, Nicco61 - you can use Saphir Omnidaim or Saphir Omni'Nettoyant. Both are types of suede "shampoos," but can also be used on canvas or other fabrics. It is a wet cleaning process, so you'll need to allow time for your shoes to dry before wearing. Instructions on how to use it are depicted on the box and a bottle will come with its own applicator brush that you can use for lathering- follow the pictures and it should work quite well.
post #14400 of 19073

Hello sirs.

 

I have a query, if one had a pair of two tone shoes; calf leather and polished leather, and one nicked the polished leather on the toe cap of one of the shoes (chipping off a little of the polished leather). Is it possible to completely mask this blemish in the same way as you would spit/shine a calf leather toecap? Or any other way to make it magically disappear?

 

Thanks in advance.

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