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post #14761 of 19067
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

When bulling a sole I dab the polished rag right on my tongue, but then again I don't worry myself with traces of hazardous chemicals. My father has been washing his hands with break pad cleaner for years and he's still going strong, I can't imagine a little turp or limnonene is going significantly harm me.

I lick the back of my hand and dab the rag covered finger on it. Sometimes I just breathe heavy on the toe of the shoe...think of Caitriona Balfe, if you need a little help.
post #14762 of 19067
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I lick the back of my hand and dab the rag covered finger on it. Sometimes I just breathe heavy on the toe of the shoe...think of Caitriona Balfe, if you need a little help.

Yep, the breathe technique works great to just renew a shine.
post #14763 of 19067
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Originally Posted by dbhdnhdbh View Post

Noble,

DW,
While I have your attention, is resoling a shoe something a handy amateur could do without buying expensive equipment? I gather someone who knows how to make an entire shoe can resole by hand. But what about a home workshop, and no training from an expert in shoe making? Expect a disaster and ruin shoes in the process? Or possible, but way cheaper in time and effort to send them to Nick?

Thinking of it as a hobby activity, not a practical solution for someone who just wants their soles resoled.

Well, once upon a time it was said that a pair of shoes could be made with a knife, a hammer and a fork. Presumably said shoes could be also repaired with the same tools. But I suspect you'd need far more skills honed to a greater degree to repair a modern shoe with basic tools than you would with modern equipment.
post #14764 of 19067

DW,

 

 I suspected as much. Takes a lot of skill to make something look simple.

I will control my cheap impulses and use the reliable B Nelson.

 

Thanks.

post #14765 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Josh Savage View Post





Just bought my first pair of suede shoes last night. I bought the kit with the eraser and the brush. What else do I need to properly care for these and keep them looking new? Thanks in advance.


Congratulations on your shoes. What you want is to get a protective spray that will protect it from the elements. saphir has one called super invulner which I find works pretty good but there are others on the market. The brush that came with your kit is used to clean the suede. Get into the habbit of brushing your shoes after you wear them to keep them from building up dirt over long periods. Suede lasts a long time if you take care of from the beginning.
post #14766 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Yellowevo84 View Post

Congratulations on your shoes. What you want is to get a protective spray that will protect it from the elements. saphir has one called super invulner which I find works pretty good but there are others on the market. The brush that came with your kit is used to clean the suede. Get into the habbit of brushing your shoes after you wear them to keep them from building up dirt over long periods. Suede lasts a long time if you take care of from the beginning.
Is it possible to over-brush them? Would they ever rub smooth after too much brushing?
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If it's the kit I'm thinking of its the one made by kiwi which is a fairly soft suede brush so you really won't do damage with it. Sometimes you want to put a little elbow grease into just to get the dirt out from under the nap but that's only if the sided gets very dirty. The only time you could really wear down the suede would be from years of use, poor maintence or sanding down the suede with sand paper.
post #14768 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Yellowevo84 View Post

If it's the kit I'm thinking of its the one made by kiwi which is a fairly soft suede brush so you really won't do damage with it. Sometimes you want to put a little elbow grease into just to get the dirt out from under the nap but that's only if the sided gets very dirty. The only time you could really wear down the suede would be from years of use, poor maintence or sanding down the suede with sand paper.

It is labeled "Allen Edmonds" but could be made by Kiwi. It came with what the salesperson called an "eraser" and a little brush. I'm assuming that the eraser is for stains?
post #14769 of 19067
Yes the eraser is used for more stubborn dirt stains that won't come out with normal brushing. Down the rd you also might want to invest in a suede shampoo to give them a deep clean. You won't need it for a while but you did ask what you needed.
post #14770 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Yellowevo84 View Post

Yes the eraser is used for more stubborn dirt stains that won't come out with normal brushing. Down the rd you also might want to invest in a suede shampoo to give them a deep clean. You won't need it for a while but you did ask what you needed.

Thanks a lot for the recommendations. You were a big help.
post #14771 of 19067
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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.

 

Dude, you gotta breath in less of that shit.

 

Solvent from Petroleum products is weak acid whereas soap is usually basic...

post #14772 of 19067
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

When bulling a sole I dab the polished rag right on my tongue.

Saving this for later.
post #14773 of 19067
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Why the fuck do you always have to be so argumentative and aggressive? Doesn't make sense to be so. Furthermore, Renomat can be agitated to work much like a soap, therefore, either venture into that idea yourself, or else stop being arrogant and dumbfounding. 

 

You can agitate and lather up pure water and spit as well, but that does not make them soap.

post #14774 of 19067
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Why the fuck do you always have to be so argumentative and aggressive? Doesn't make sense to be so. Furthermore, Renomat can be agitated to work much like a soap, therefore, either venture into that idea yourself, or else stop being arrogant and dumbfounding. 

 

oh ya, and small electronic screwdrivers or watchmaking/repairing tools are great at cleaning brogue holes...  they aint any bigger than shoemaking tools...

 

always easier and faster to scrap off caked wax at leather edges/brogue holes than using renomat, degreasers, or dye preparers.

post #14775 of 19067
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

 

You can agitate and lather up pure water and spit as well, but that does not make them soap.

Since when does water "lather"? Spit has enzymes, so why not letting them sit so they eat the leather to the flesh side? I said Renomat can work like a soap, but I never called it a true soap.  

 

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oh ya, and small electronic screwdrivers or watchmaking/repairing tools are great at cleaning brogue holes...  they aint any bigger than shoemaking tools...

 

always easier and faster to scrap off caked wax at leather edges/brogue holes than using renomat, degreasers, or dye preparers.

If you want, go ahead and poke your shoes till they penetrate your toes and walk that bloody feet home just for fun. Waxes shouldn't even be caked on in the first place. 

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