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post #14926 of 19233
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Originally Posted by rjonea View Post
 

Lexol ph-balanced leather cleaner and lexol "1008" leather conditioner on their way and should be in my hands be the end of the day. It should be a productive shoe care weekend.

make sure you give time for the conditioner to set in before following up with any polishes on top especially if the shoes haven't been conditioned in a while. 

post #14927 of 19233
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Originally Posted by Yellowevo84 View Post
 

make sure you give time for the conditioner to set in before following up with any polishes on top especially if the shoes haven't been conditioned in a while.

Got ya. I didnt plan to use any polishes for now, but will keep in mind if I do decide to down the road.

 

I'll prob hit them all tonight with the cleaner then a round of conditioner. Wait till Sat morning to start brushing them. Then possibly another round of conditioner if any shoes look like they need it.

 

Buffing cloths should be here sometime next week.

 

Plan to start simple for now and make sure I have my bases covered first before I decide if I need to head down the road of polishes and different color waxes.

post #14928 of 19233
Does anyone know why this is happening. These were closed channel soles from pediwears handmade collection.

I was thinking of asking the cobbler to put rubber soles on these. Any suggestions to stop this degrading more?



post #14929 of 19233
Pretty normal, just the leather flaps covering the stitching is peeling off, you can ask the cobbler to glue it back, apply topy over it, or just let it be.

Will happen to all close channeled soles.
post #14930 of 19233
If you prefer to retain the leather soles, you can get flush metal toe plates installed at the tips where the wear is most prominent.
post #14931 of 19233
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Originally Posted by Yellowevo84 View Post
 

make sure you give time for the conditioner to set in before following up with any polishes on top especially if the shoes haven't been conditioned in a while. 

 

Yes, thanks for that, Yellow. The jar says 'leave  for an hour before brushing'.

post #14932 of 19233

Sorry, Yellow, I can see, now, that you were responding to another post!  :embar:

post #14933 of 19233
I just put some Meltonian cream on my shoes and brushed it off. How long do I need to wait before applying some wax?
post #14934 of 19233
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

I just put some Meltonian cream on my shoes and brushed it off. How long do I need to wait before applying some wax?

generally you can go right after!(when a shine is raising  after buffing you are ready to go for the wax)

post #14935 of 19233

Hello,

I have read about removing polish with acetone or alcohol, though am wondering about reducing much of the shine of these burnished cobbler shoes.  I'm a little unclear on if this differs.  Does anyone have an idea of how to approach dulling this type of finish?  Here's a picture.

Thanks

 

 



http://www.barker-shoes.co.uk/daley/

post #14936 of 19233
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Originally Posted by ds11 View Post
 

Hello,

I have read about removing polish with acetone or alcohol, though am wondering about reducing much of the shine of these burnished cobbler shoes.  I'm a little unclear on if this differs.  Does anyone have an idea of how to approach dulling this type of finish?  Here's a picture.

Thanks

 

 



http://www.barker-shoes.co.uk/daley/

Looks like it's CG leather. Finish is not removable. 

post #14937 of 19233
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Originally Posted by ds11 View Post
 

Hello,

I have read about removing polish with acetone or alcohol, though am wondering about reducing much of the shine of these burnished cobbler shoes.  I'm a little unclear on if this differs.  Does anyone have an idea of how to approach dulling this type of finish?  Here's a picture.

Thanks

 

 



http://www.barker-shoes.co.uk/daley/

 

Trek them through the mud some...it will fix the problem.

post #14938 of 19233
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Looks like it's CG leather. Finish is not removable. 

 

This is leather sanded down?  I'd like to keep the color on top of the leather.  Barker says they receive the leather already finished (I assume this means the coloring and some protection?), and then they burnish it within their factory to achieve the shine.  They won't custom order one pair skipping the burnishing step so won't a little bit of alcohol or acetone dissolve a bit of the shiny top layer?  How does CG at the bottom layer affect it?  Thanks

 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

 

Trek them through the mud some...it will fix the problem.

 

Will this shine wear off naturally due to the elements?  If so I can prematurely do this evenly correct?

post #14939 of 19233
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Originally Posted by ds11 View Post

Hello,

I have read about removing polish with acetone or alcohol, though am wondering about reducing much of the shine of these burnished cobbler shoes.  I'm a little unclear on if this differs.  Does anyone have an idea of how to approach dulling this type of finish?  Here's a picture.

Thanks






http://www.barker-shoes.co.uk/daley/
I refinished an older pair of shoes that I believe was also CG. I used a lot of acetone and elbow grease. I did this as an experiment, willing to accept the possibility that I would ruin the shoes. I ended up stripping all of the finish after going a little too far in one spot. They turned out fine, but they were not new and expensive.
If you try this yourself, are you really willing to risk ruining your shoes?
post #14940 of 19233
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post


I refinished an older pair of shoes that I believe was also CG. I used a lot of acetone and elbow grease. I did this as an experiment, willing to accept the possibility that I would ruin the shoes. I ended up stripping all of the finish after going a little too far in one spot. They turned out fine, but they were not new and expensive.
If you try this yourself, are you really willing to risk ruining your shoes?

No but I am willing to pay the leather worker who's changing a belt buckle for me to do it.  Thanks for sharing your experience; that's good to know!  Does CG make it more difficult?

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