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post #16591 of 19072
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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.

Oops, sorry, meant renomat.

I had indeed also considered trying to darken then to more of a brown color, I will give that more consideration.
post #16592 of 19072
Without stripping and resting darkening takes a long time to achieve. If you try to glob on a bunch of polish all at once you will be terrible results.
post #16593 of 19072
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


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.

 

I went ahead with the 1:1 mixture and will report back. My local shoe repair guy told me $35 to fix it and that seemed excessive to me, so I will try to clean them up myself. The goo gone I applied (yeah stupid I know) lightened up some parts of the leather. Will applying brown cream polish be ok to fix the color loss?

post #16594 of 19072

The vinegar/water mixture seems to have done a great job taking out the stains and spots, but now the area of application looks very light. How should I proceed?

 

post #16595 of 19072
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post
 

The vinegar/water mixture seems to have done a great job taking out the stains and spots, but now the area of application looks very light. How should I proceed?

 

 

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Some high quality brown cream polish should do the trick. Keep us updated!

post #16596 of 19072

Turned out pretty well so far. A couple more applications of polish over time and I think the leather color will become very very close to the original. I thought these $500 shoes were done for when I got these spots and couldn't remove them using saphir reno (and goo gone lol).

 

post #16597 of 19072
That's a good start. Leather is resilient. Make sure you moisturize the leather using Bick 4 or Lexol or whatever you deem appropriate.

Next time, skip the Goo Gone. I'm pretty sure Goo Gone is not suitable for fine materials, such as leather.
post #16598 of 19072
Right on the Goo Gone website: "Goo Gone should not be used on fine materials such as leather, silk, or suede."
post #16599 of 19072
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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?



If you already have colored wax and don't want to spend extra money.

Put some colored wax onto those spots should dissolve the neutral colored wax. Wipe and brush them away.

Or clean them with diluted acetone(nail polish remover) and wipe it clean right away.
post #16600 of 19072
I think a distilled water wipedown would be a less harsh and better place to start for namm.

Depending on how the leather is finished, using Bick 4 conditioner and a color matched Kiwi polish will make them look great.
post #16601 of 19072
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

That's a good start. Leather is resilient. Make sure you moisturize the leather using Bick 4 or Lexol or whatever you deem appropriate.

Next time, skip the Goo Gone. I'm pretty sure Goo Gone is not suitable for fine materials, such as leather.


hi, I am wondering if I need to moisture long time stocked shoes with Bick 4/Lexol first, or saphir renovateur will be fine?

post #16602 of 19072
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Originally Posted by manasdirge View Post


hi, I am wondering if I need to moisture long time stocked shoes with Bick 4/Lexol first, or saphir renovateur will be fine?

Don't use renovateur.

Use Lexol or bick4.

And make sure you use wax polish for the welt stitchings to replenish dried wax content.
post #16603 of 19072
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


Don't use renovateur.

Use Lexol or bick4.

And make sure you use wax polish for the welt stitchings to replenish dried wax content.

 

then what does renovateur do if not moisturize the leather? just use them in the every few months maintaining?

 

 and where can I get lexol/bick4? are what do they do except moistrue the leather?

 

I know this might be basic to you guys and I really appreciate your patience with me :) 

post #16604 of 19072
Renovateur has part mild cleaner but you only need to condition.

Waxing the threads helps rejuvenating them.
post #16605 of 19072
You should be able to find Lexol on Amazon or your local shoe care or car care store.

Bick4 on Amazon or their own website.
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