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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.

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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).



The results look outstanding. Thanks for the tip pb and nice work ktown. Has anyone tried this with shell cordovan?
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The results look outstanding. Thanks for the tip pb and nice work ttown? Has anyone tried this with shell cordovan?

I'm glad it worked. I have done it with shell in the past with success.
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I'm glad it worked. I have done it with shell in the past with success.

thanks using the same ratio? 1 part vinegar 3 parts water? and would you simply apply to a clean rag? i was considering an old toothbrush but fear that might be too abrasive
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

"...or perhaps we suppose that everyone else is just as sloppy with their thinking and word usage as we are." Eh?
Yeah...in a 256 grey-scale world it's all good.

Why be rude?

Trying to take a light hearted approach and see things from both perspectives surely isn't a bad thing.

I thought the whole point of discussions were to offer thoughts and opinions, I also clearly stated that they were only thoughts to consider. If they had no merit then just say "that's wrong because...." I'm more than happy to accept facts and learn from people that have a better understanding of the science behind things.

Rebuking me over "sloppy" language just makes you look like an arrogant ass especially when I haven't attacked you and just for the record after having to read all this aggravated nonsense you are just as guilty of the pig headishness and ignorance you accuse others of.

How a lot of you are still able to continue this bickering and not have a suspension is beyond me, I said one thing wrong ages ago and got my wrists slapped so iI learned my lesson, maybe you should try that?

Anyway back to the topic, all I know is that I've used saddle soap occasionally on a few pairs of shoes, a dasco spray and the saphir one, years on and they're still fine and haven't cracked, split, disintegrated or self destructed after 30 seconds. So whatever the consensus is I know from the experience of using it the way I do that nothing bad has happened. Over and out.
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 Let's get back on shinning!! :happy:i had some free time and I gave a promise to try mirror shine woven shoes so here we are :

 

 

 

i cant show exactly how it reflects object cause of the curves at the woven part but i think you can get an idea !

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thanks using the same ratio? 1 part vinegar 3 parts water? and would you simply apply to a clean rag? i was considering an old toothbrush but fear that might be too abrasive

I soaked a paper towel and placed it over the shoe then left it over night which worked perfectly.
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Why be rude?

Why do you think I was being rude...or rebuking you? That's more on you than on me.

I was just reiterating something I said earlier that seemed appropriate to the issue of having different definitions for "soap"...maybe to fit the occasion?

It's worth noting that in this entire discussion I haven't called anyone a name or questioned their honesty. Again, that's more on you than on me.

Beyond that...I was simply not willing to engage yet another person who seemed not to want to let things be.

edited for punctuation and clarity
Edited by DWFII - 10/8/15 at 5:15pm
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One more question since we've got so many qualified people reading right now and they could use a break from attacking each other.

What's the verdict on using suede protector spray on regular calfskin shoes? I have some AE Leeds that I'd like to wear to an outing on the weekend but the weather report says it's going to rain.

And while at it and talking about ingredient lists. Do these protectors generally contain silicon, even if no ingredients are listed or not? I bought some moneysworth suede protector when getting some cheap suede beaters, so that's what I would use for now.
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Epic shitfight gentlemen


God I wish traverscao was here to see this
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Why do you think I was being rude...or rebuking you? That's more on you than on me.

I was just reiterating something I said earlier that seemed appropriate to the issue of having different definitions or soap...maybe to fit the occasion.

It's worth noting that in this entire discussion I haven't called anyone a name or questioned their honesty. Again, that's more on you than on me.

Beyond that...I was simply not willing to engage yet another person who seemed not to want to let things be.

You don't have to call people names to be rude and I'm not getting embroiled in psychobabble, so just leave it.

I wasn't "not letting things be" I was just putting some thoughts out there for consideration, there's no crime in that especially when I was trying to say there could be truth in what both sides were saying.
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Yes, I do miss Traverscao...

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Originally Posted by axon17 View Post

Again, I'd say, "secrets of the trade".


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I understood that the first time you wrote it.

A far cry from being deliberately misleading though.

That's my point.....

 



I can't find the original post, but that "secrets of the trade" thing explains nothing,

anyway, Lying about pH in the products' MSDS is too much risk, too easy to be punished, while not helping the sales. Consumers just don't read the MSDS sheet before they buy saddle soap.
post #16888 of 19045
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One more question since we've got so many qualified people reading right now and they could use a break from attacking each other.

What's the verdict on using suede protector spray on regular calfskin shoes? I have some AE Leeds that I'd like to wear to an outing on the weekend but the weather report says it's going to rain.

And while at it and talking about ingredient lists. Do these protectors generally contain silicon, even if no ingredients are listed or not? I bought some moneysworth suede protector when getting some cheap suede beaters, so that's what I would use for now.

Most of suede protectors can be used on any kind of leather without any problem (i have used it once without any problem just for experimenting purposes only) ! Tarrago and Collonil state it on the can (can be used on leather-suede ets)!! 

 

Just a tip !! Spray from distance at least 30cm away and avoid using it on walnut colored shoes maybe it ll create a stain!! BTW if you polish your shoes or buff vigorously the effect ll go off!

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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post

One more question since we've got so many qualified people reading right now and they could use a break from attacking each other.

What's the verdict on using suede protector spray on regular calfskin shoes? I have some AE Leeds that I'd like to wear to an outing on the weekend but the weather report says it's going to rain.

And while at it and talking about ingredient lists. Do these protectors generally contain silicon, even if no ingredients are listed or not? I bought some moneysworth suede protector when getting some cheap suede beaters, so that's what I would use for now.

 

It works, but why?  Leeds is finished leather with a protective top coat AFAIK.  On the other hand, if its some unfinished leather/crust leather, it could help.

 

On the other hand, the effectiveness of water protector really depends on the severity of rain fall expected.  They were absolutely useless in monsoons.

 

I would worry more about the rain if its leather sole; works in light rain, but water will sip into the insole if its heavy enough.

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So I thought I'd be proactive in the saddle soap debate.

 

I have emailed several major companies as well as independents regards their own brand and its properties. I outlined the concern over the possible damaging properties of soap based products on leather and how/why their product can counter act this.

 

I'm not holding out much hope for a big return on this but rest assured I will post my findings here, sadly i'm not a chemist and cant run my own tests.

 

What I did notice on nearly every site is that in the product description they write that the "saddle soap" as well as cleaning restores the leathers natural oils, softens it and keeps it supple, I find this to be very odd considering the argument against its use is that it drys it out.

 

Happy Friday everyone :)

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