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Originally Posted by benhour View Post
 

Patrick i suspect that degreaser ll take off also the phat and oils of the leather too!! i think that the thing we have all to agree is that every time after a cleaning session we have to condition shoes!

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Very true, after doing any such stripping you should replace some of the lost oils.

 

 

Something just lighten up in my unconscious mind - OOH!!! Time for some grease balls!!! LOL!!!!!!!

 

No, no grease balls. Light swipes of grease across the leather, and rub them in really well.

post #14732 of 19259
Can anyone tell me how we have got onto the subject of greasy balls?
post #14733 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Stemo79 View Post

Can anyone tell me how we have got onto the subject of greasy balls?

We used to joked around about how I use grease, or politically corrected, dubbin, on my shoes (sans the Hanger Project's guide, please, I grease my whole shoes, not specific areas, and use my fingers for application).

post #14734 of 19259
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

We used to joked around about how I use grease, or politically corrected, dubbin, on my shoes (sans the Hanger Project's guide, please, I grease my whole shoes, not specific areas, and use my fingers for application).

So you use your fingers on your greasy balls then? Good to know biggrin.gif
post #14735 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Stemo79 View Post


So you use your fingers on your greasy balls then? Good to know biggrin.gif

LOL!!! I just had to laugh. I heard from somewhere too much moisture on your balls can give you crotch fungus, so, no thanks.

post #14736 of 19259
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

LOL!!! I just had to laugh. I heard from somewhere too much moisture on your balls can give you crotch fungus, so, no thanks.

rotflmao.gif I love this thread, it's hilarious.
post #14737 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Stemo79 View Post

Can anyone tell me how we have got onto the subject of greasy balls?

We used to joked around about how I use grease, or politically corrected, dubbin, on my shoes (sans the Hanger Project's guide, please, I grease my whole shoes, not specific areas, and use my fingers for application).

 

This is my preferred method but plays hell with a manicure!

post #14738 of 19259

Hello all,

 

So one night after I came home from being out on the town, I noticed I had done this to the toe of a new pair of Sutor Mantellassi leather loafers:

 

It appears that I inadvertently kicked something and scuffed them pretty badly. How might I go about correcting this? A heavy layer of polish? I really don't know so any advice is welcome. Thank you!

post #14739 of 19259
Welcome to the forum, F. I moved your post so these guys can help you out. Wear some beaters next time you plan on getting tanked!
post #14740 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Fatwalnut View Post

Hello all,

So one night after I came home from being out on the town, I noticed I had done this to the toe of a new pair of Sutor Mantellassi leather loafers:





It appears that I inadvertently kicked something and scuffed them pretty badly. How might I go about correcting this? A heavy layer of polish? I really don't know so any advice is welcome. Thank you!

Matt it down with cream polish, buff, repeat. Then add wax polish, buff, repeat. Even out and you're done.
post #14741 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Fatwalnut View Post
 

Hello all,

 

So one night after I came home from being out on the town, I noticed I had done this to the toe of a new pair of Sutor Mantellassi leather loafers:

 

It appears that I inadvertently kicked something and scuffed them pretty badly. How might I go about correcting this? A heavy layer of polish? I really don't know so any advice is welcome. Thank you!

 

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Matt it down with cream polish, buff, repeat. Then add wax polish, buff, repeat. Even out and you're done.

I would add a light coat of conditioner to the leather. 

post #14742 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Layered Player View Post
 

 

This is my preferred method but plays hell with a manicure!

I wash my hands all the time, before and after applying products to my shoes. LOL I may be a closet schizophrenic, but I just have to keep my hands clean.

post #14743 of 19259
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

I wash my hands all the time, before and after applying products to my shoes. LOL I may be a closet schizophrenic, but I just have to keep my hands clean.

Wow, before as well? worried your shoes might get germs?
Lol
post #14744 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Darell John View Post


Wow, before as well? worried your shoes might get germs?
Lol

One swipe of unclean finger on your shoes may either

 

a) put an excess amount of oil from your body to the shoes, which may disrupt your intention to introduce just a proper amount of lubricant/conditioner to the leather,

b) mix dirt or grit with the product, for which could potentially grind the creases to dust

c) Disrupt the natural feel of the fingertips, where the application of the product should start from, NOT from the balls of the fingers, as they have less feels. 

 

I hope that explains. Otherwise, only washing your feet in good soap and wipe them very dry can keep germs out of them. 

post #14745 of 19259
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

One swipe of unclean finger on your shoes may either

a) put an excess amount of oil from your body to the shoes, which may disrupt your intention to introduce just a proper amount of lubricant/conditioner to the leather,
b) mix dirt or grit with the product, for which could potentially grind the creases to dust
c) Disrupt the natural feel of the fingertips, where the application of the product should start from, NOT from the balls of the fingers, as they have less feels. 

I hope that explains. Otherwise, only washing your feet in good soap and wipe them very dry can keep germs out of them. 

It also prevents crotch fungus...
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