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post #16621 of 19050
You have your answer!
post #16622 of 19050
I've made the best experience to remove oil with sth. like the Terre de Sommières of Avel.

The left shoe is oiled:



Under the mask



The final result

post #16623 of 19050

I have got some cheap tan coloured IKON Chukka boots that are very comfortable.

 

I'm keen to recolour them to dark brown or black.

 

Would this be possible on this cheap leather?  I don't even know if it's corrected grain or anything.

 

What exactly would I need in order to re colour these?  Which wax stripper and dye would I need to buy to get a good even colour?

 

Pics of boot model (not mine);

 

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post #16624 of 19050

^They look pretty good as is, imo, but Fiebings dye should work. 

post #16625 of 19050
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post
 

^They look pretty good as is, imo, but Fiebings dye should work. 

 

To be honest, I have 2 pairs now as I found a cheap pair online.

 

I'm hoping to keep one in their original tan for casual wear and I want a dark pair for business travel in the snow/slush/rain when I wouldn't want to wear an expensive pair.

 

If I strip the finish with pure acetone and recolour with black leather dye, are they likely to hold their colour?  If I scratched the shoe or got them soaking wet, would I end up with bright tan colour patches?

 

I need the finish to be pretty robust.

 

EDIT: Also I note that Fiebings do a "Leather Dye (Water based)" and an "Oil dye (for leather".  Which woul dgive me the best most robust results for straight black on cheap tan leather?


Edited by EnglishShoes - 9/18/15 at 5:11am
post #16626 of 19050
If you want them to be really black, dye them with a coat of navy first, then black.
I've never used the water-based dyes. I know for certain that the other is quite robust. The dye will penetrate.
post #16627 of 19050
Can I get some suggestions on how to clean "Acorn Hillfire" leather?
This is what is used on a pair of my Red Wing boots, and I suspect it may also be used on Allen Edmonds "Acorn Hillfire" Neumoks (for Nordstrom).
post #16628 of 19050
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

Can I get some suggestions on how to clean "Acorn Hillfire" leather?
This is what is used on a pair of my Red Wing boots, and I suspect it may also be used on Allen Edmonds "Acorn Hillfire" Neumoks (for Nordstrom).

 

I used a suede eraser/brush, and then carefully/sparingly apply a conditioner/leather lotion. The lotion definitely darkened the leather, which is what I wanted. Mine got a lot lighter over the last year and a half.

post #16629 of 19050
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I used a suede eraser/brush, and then carefully/sparingly apply a conditioner/leather lotion. The lotion definitely darkened the leather, which is what I wanted. Mine got a lot lighter over the last year and a half.
Thank you. I almost posted this in the AE thread, but it looks like you've got both of these threads covered!
post #16630 of 19050

Hi everyone! I recently bought a pair of Ferragamo Python shoes and after applying some conditioner to it, it doesn't look quite as good as it used to. If you look at the first picture (with the belt) you'll notice that the shoes originally had a nice gray suede finish. After applying the conditioner, they're like an olive green and some gray spots.

 

I think this happened because i went way too thick with the conditioner. Would it be feasible to wipe the entire surface with a damp cloth in an attempt to remove most of the conditioner and try to get these things back to its original color? Note that I've already let the shoes sit for a couple weeks and they've only marginally improved in color.


Also, this is the conditoner that i used: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cadillac-boot-shoe-care-leather-conditioner/3400857?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=0&cm_ven=Linkshare&cm_cat=partner&cm_pla=10&cm_ite=1&siteId=oGj7akNVsTg-NtCcAg1IYDVF3kDdJgguDg

 

 

 

post #16631 of 19050

I have a grease stain from having a fried dumpling dropped on my suede shoe.

 

Now it has a darker grease spot on it. What's the best way to remove that?

 

I've used saphir suede shampoo once. Should i keep trying that? Maybe vinegar + water?

post #16632 of 19050
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Originally Posted by DrizztD View Post

I have a grease stain from having a fried dumpling dropped on my suede shoe.

Now it has a darker grease spot on it. What's the best way to remove that?

I've used saphir suede shampoo once. Should i keep trying that? Maybe vinegar + water?

You probably need something to get the grease out. Leather Doctor's Degreaser 2.2 works on suede. I would try that.
post #16633 of 19050

Hello! Do you usually add anything to Saphir Renovateur treatment for horween shell cordovan? If it's a bone, can you recommend me any good bones to purchase in Europe please (delivery, I live in a small country)?

 

Thank you.

post #16634 of 19050
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

I have got some cheap tan coloured IKON Chukka boots that are very comfortable.

 

I'm keen to recolour them to dark brown or black.

 

Would this be possible on this cheap leather?  I don't even know if it's corrected grain or anything.

 

What exactly would I need in order to re colour these?  Which wax stripper and dye would I need to buy to get a good even colour?

 

Pics of boot model (not mine);

 

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Quick update on this project  - the first application of Feibings oil dye is on and I'm pleased with the results so far.  I went for "dark chocolate" in the end.

 

Question - do I need to add some kind of sealer after my final dye coat?  

post #16635 of 19050
After each thin application and letting it dry I would follow up with some Lexol to remove excess dye and keep them conditioned. After they are where you want them some cream polish followed by wax polish should be good enough.
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