@DWFII, is it just me, or is Bick4 smelling a little bit funny until it is completely absorbed into the leather? I just bought a 16 oz bottle, works like a charm as a wax-free lotion, but smells funny - I have to stress that the odor is VERY light - until it is completely absorbed.
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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 981post #14701 of 189294/21/15 at 10:25pmpost #14702 of 189294/22/15 at 12:22ampost #14703 of 189294/22/15 at 2:14amQuote:
Eh can you even lather up Renomat...
Why not just use knives or small electronic screwdrivers to clean those stuffed brogue holes.post #14704 of 189294/22/15 at 4:03ampost #14705 of 189294/22/15 at 4:50ampost #14706 of 189294/22/15 at 5:14am
Does anyone have any tips on getting marks out of tan leather footwear? I tend to be fine on Dark leathers and even suede but there's something about tan that likes to bend me over and aim for penetration. I feel violated by tan leather but its also my favourite colour.
By marks I mean general dirt, stains from spills etc (craft ale in particular). Saddle soap and even renomat doesn't seem to pull the stains out, is there something I'm doing wrong, something I'm missing or am i just...potato?post #14707 of 189294/22/15 at 5:19amStemo:Quote:Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Try good old vinegar and distilled water. 3:1 ratio. They might have to be soaked in it with paper towels stuck to them and saran wrap over the paper towels to control evaporation. Generally spots like that when dry is due to over-alkaline exposure so acidifying them while having something absorbent can extract and transfer the soiling to the paper towel.
Rubbing with vinegar should be step one though.post #14708 of 189294/22/15 at 5:23amQuote:
Thanks! That's a good idea. I'll try that! I probably need to try to undo the years of neglect from the previous ownerpost #14709 of 189294/22/15 at 5:30ampost #14710 of 189294/22/15 at 5:44ampost #14711 of 189294/22/15 at 5:49ampost #14712 of 189294/22/15 at 3:40pmQuote:
Ask Alexandre Nurulaef and Ron Rider on how to do so. Renomat can be used as a soap and cleans way better as a soap.
As of the brogue holes, one should try to clean them, not enlarge nor shear them.post #14713 of 189294/22/15 at 4:14pmpost #14714 of 189294/22/15 at 4:30pmpost #14715 of 189294/22/15 at 5:42pmQuote:
Stemo, interesting fact that may probably save Pat:
_Kiwi polish used to be made out of vinegar, blacking (soot), wax, and sugar.
_Way before Kiwi polish existed, cooking grease, of pure beef tallow or mutton suet, was also used sparingly on footwear to preserve the leather.
_There are also phenomenon of using olive oil on boots as well. I used to try, but it was unimpressive.
_Many German shoe care products actually used vinegar and ammonia, namely, Tapir leather care.
Two cents that are worth sharing. Enjoy!
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