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post #17401 of 19072
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I dunno...but I suspect the same thing that happens to most kibitzers--he lost interest or audience.

Definitely a little bit of both. They're still in a lab drawer! Nice water spots from water, acid, and base.
post #17402 of 19072
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Did he ever follow up?

Followed up on the saddle soap pH. Think you were around for that though.
post #17403 of 19072
Don't know
post #17404 of 19072
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

Definitely a little bit of both. They're still in a lab drawer! Nice water spots from water, acid, and base.

Just to be clear...I meant no disrespect.
post #17405 of 19072
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Don't know

Slightly basic to summarize. All of it didn't dissolve in water.
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Just to be clear...I meant no disrespect.

Of course, none taken. Would be foolish to think my chemistry is gripping everyone's attention.
post #17406 of 19072

Welcome back, Patrick!  We missed you.

post #17407 of 19072

Hello gents,

 

So my wholecut Santoni never really got the mirror shine I wanted from the first cobbler.

So I took it to another (another branch of the first cobbler store).

 

Still no mirror shine.

 

I know they're using Saphir Medaille D'or Pate De Luxe Neutral.

 

So why aren't they reaching at the mirror finish?

 

Because he said they put on 4 coats. Let it dry for 20 minutes betwen each coat.

 

My only speculation is that they're not doing the fast buff at the end? With a nylon garment?

Actually, I know they're not because I asked him.

 

Do you think I can take  a go at it with some nylon later this evening and get a mirror finishing?

 

Should I add some droplets of water?

 

Thanks gents.

 

Photo for reference.

 

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/CorruptedSanity/style/20151216_105934_zpslgmjfon1.jpg

post #17408 of 19072

My guess would be that the process takes a long time and they can't afford to spend that time.  I'd have a go at DIY

post #17409 of 19072

In my opinion you'll need more than 4 coats. At least 7 in my experience to fill the pores completely. I've also never really had great results with a nylon cloth. All my mirror shines come from just the cotton cloth, wax, and water. 

post #17410 of 19072

Gentlemen,

 

As I was perusing through Youtube yesterday on shoe care, I noticed that Crockett & Jones recommends conditioning/cleaning the soles of your shoes during shoe care maintenance as well. Any thoughts on this? Would you gentlemen recommend this additional step in regards to maintaining the longevity and health of the shoe?

 

Any input would be much appreciated! 

post #17411 of 19072
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Originally Posted by parkman24 View Post
 

Gentlemen,

 

As I was perusing through Youtube yesterday on shoe care, I noticed that Crockett & Jones recommends conditioning/cleaning the soles of your shoes during shoe care maintenance as well. Any thoughts on this? Would you gentlemen recommend this additional step in regards to maintaining the longevity and health of the shoe?

 

Any input would be much appreciated! 

 

I've tried it a few times ages ago.  If I recall correctly, a few folks way more knowledgeable than me on this thread advise against this.  Among other things, it softens the leather (or something to that effect) and reduces its durability.  I don't do it anymore.

post #17412 of 19072

Thanks for that @BootSpell ! You make a great point along with the other experts amongst the forum about the risk of losing durability. I guess the sole will be something I won't mess with. Much appreciated!

post #17413 of 19072
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Thanks for that @BootSpell
 ! You make a great point along with the other experts amongst the forum about the risk of losing durability. I guess the sole will be something I won't mess with. Much appreciated!

Since I put a Topy half sole on I spray the bit of leather left between that and the rubber heel with my siede protector (since I shy away from slightly wet ground a bit less with the Topy). Not sure if that really makes a difference at all. I would like to think that it helps against some water droplets that might splash up or wet grass that sticks up.

Maybe our experts can chime in on this practice.
post #17414 of 19072
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Originally Posted by parkman24 View Post

 
Gentlemen,

As I was perusing through Youtube yesterday on shoe care, I noticed that Crockett

I've tried it a few times ages ago.  If I recall correctly, a few folks way more knowledgeable than me on this thread advise against this.  Among other things, it softens the leather (or something to that effect) and reduces its durability.  I don't do it anymore.

Leather Honey claims that it will increase the longevity of soles. I don't think they have anything that's not anecdotal, though. It would be an interesting thing to test.
post #17415 of 19072
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

So how are all of you morons doing in here? What have I missed?

Glad you're back. I don't think I've ever commented directly, but your research and observations have been appreciated. I've discarded all my 'care' products that contain petroleum distillates and silicone, and stick to just lexol for conditioning and polish for protection/shine.
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