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post #16576 of 19068
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

I have a pair of Rancourt Chromexcel Ranger Mocs with a decent scuff that I would like to use some shoe cream on. The question I have would it be Ok to use some regular Saphir cream or would it be best to use Saphir Greasy cream for Chromexcel? Basically Is Chromexcel that much different that I need a special cream on these type of shoes? What do you guys think?

It won't hurt. It won't make that much of a difference.
post #16577 of 19068
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Originally Posted by noname199 View Post

Hello everybody!

Bought a pair of boots that kind of look and feel like cowboy boots (if it's any helpful information on the type of leather). They look like this: http://ccc.eu/en/woman/catalog/Lasocki/348546 They're the same brand.

I thought I'd add some beeswax before wearing them for the first time since it was raining, and they started darkening as if wet when I applied the product. The more I added the darker they got so fortunately I stopped right in time, but after 20 hours or so I still can see them darker where I applied the product. I am not sure if the beeswax helped with the water, it doesn't seem to create a protecting layer. They also had some sort of shine to them I think I just ruined.

So my question is how should I deal with this type of leather? What to do to protect them against water and rain? What kind of product would not darken my boots?

Most people around here would not recommend any sort of waterproofing treatment for those boots. If you truly were going to be wearing them in harsh environments and needed them purely for function and not looks, then something like Obenauf's LP might be ok, but I doubt that's the case here. The darkening may lighten somewhat with time but your boots will never likely be the original color again.

Leather is naturally water resistant, you really don't need to add anything to them. Slathering an entire boot in wax will greatly diminish the breathability of the leather, possibly leading to a shorter life of the boot as you will sweat more in them. Heavy wax treatments trap dust and dirt, which then can get in the creases and eventually lead to the leather cracking. There really isn't any reason to coat them in beeswax, just wear them.
post #16578 of 19068
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

I have a pair of Rancourt Chromexcel Ranger Mocs with a decent scuff that I would like to use some shoe cream on. The question I have would it be Ok to use some regular Saphir cream or would it be best to use Saphir Greasy cream for Chromexcel? Basically Is Chromexcel that much different that I need a special cream on these type of shoes? What do you guys think?

Have you tried just buffing with a horsehair brush? Or flexing the leather back and forth to redistribute the oils in the CXL? Works sometimes. If not I would suggest lexol nf for CXL.
post #16579 of 19068
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Have you tried just buffing with a horsehair brush? Or flexing the leather back and forth to redistribute the oils in the CXL? Works sometimes. If not I would suggest lexol nf for CXL.

Yes, in fact normally I only brush them with the exception of using VSC a few times. Appears that this time the color actually came off. Now supposedly that Saphir Greasy cream has Neats Feet in it.
post #16580 of 19068

^^ I just use a matching wax polish for scuffs (and let it sit for a day before buffing)... but maybe those saphir products have better pigment (I only have the the neutral wax and renovateur from saphir)

post #16581 of 19068

For adding color, do people prefer Meltonian, Saphir, Glenkaren, or some other cream?

post #16582 of 19068
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

For adding color, do people prefer Meltonian, Saphir, Glenkaren, or some other cream?

I am using Saphir; it's pretty liquid compare to collonil.
post #16583 of 19068

I see. Thanks for the info! They do get so "wet" (dark) when they meet water I got a little worried.

post #16584 of 19068

I recently used Kiwi neutral shoe polish on my Rockport shoes. However, it left a film of white residue which I am unable to get off.

 

I have 2 questions:

- Are these shoes salvageable? If so, how?

- For next time, how should I polish these shoes? Am I using the wrong product altogether?

 

post #16585 of 19068
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post
 

For adding color, do people prefer Meltonian, Saphir, Glenkaren, or some other cream?

 

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


I am using Saphir; it's pretty liquid compare to collonil.

Good question.

 

I do not know wich of them (I would add Kiwi, Burgol and Lincoln) has more concentration of pigments.

 

I use Saphir too.

post #16586 of 19068

I just got back from vacation and made the mistake of wearing these to a club. As you can see something spilled on these. What is the best course of action? I'm about to head to Target to pick up some saddle soap. I tried putting some goo gone on it yesterday to no avail.

 

post #16587 of 19068
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post

I just got back from vacation and made the mistake of wearing these to a club. As you can see something spilled on these. What is the best course of action? I'm about to head to Target to pick up some saddle soap. I tried putting some goo gone on it yesterday to no avail.



Try a mixture of 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts distilled water and some elbow grease. If that doesn't work try 1:1 mixture and elbow grease. Let them dry and see if it looks better.
post #16588 of 19068

Hi all,

Just picked up these AE Rutledge seconds, and unfortunately the burnishing on the brogued areas is way way overboard.  What are some good ways (if any) to help undo (or drastically reduce) this?  Someone on the AE suggested Saphir Reno, which I would consider.  Any other suggestions?  Cheaper would be better (I don't have Reno and would otherwise have no other use for it), but I'm open to suggestions.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

post #16589 of 19068
When you say saphir Reno do you mean renovateur or renomat? Renovateur won't do anything for that, but aggressively rubbing with renomat might. The other thing would be to use creams over time to darken the rest of the shoe closer to the color of the burnish.
post #16590 of 19068
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Originally Posted by namm View Post

I recently used Kiwi neutral shoe polish on my Rockport shoes. However, it left a film of white residue which I am unable to get off.

I have 2 questions:
- Are these shoes salvageable? If so, how?
- For next time, how should I polish these shoes? Am I using the wrong product altogether?


Common issue with nuetral polishes. Renomat can get that off with light agitation. In the future only use pigmented creams or waxes sparingly on areas that flex.
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