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Stain Removal

I have some spots on my tan shoes. It's most probably cooking/fish oil. I tried cleaning it with Saphir Renovateur 2 weeks ago but did not notice any difference. I've read through parts of this thread and I think I'm SOL.

Is there anything I can do at this point ? If not, is there anything I should avoid?

post #17447 of 19058
1/3 vinegar and 2/3 distilled water.
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Hey pB, and Nick V, and DWFII, 

 

Just wanted to say thanks for all the info you guys post. Even the debates are educational. You guys don't need to be here offering advice, and it's appreciated. pB, read your short shoe care posts - very helpful. I'm now wiping down shoes as needed and brushing before and every every wear. My shoes have never looked better. A few extra brushes are the best shoe care investment I've made. 

Apologies to other knowledgeable people I didn't acknowledge, esp any pros. Any exclusion is unintentional. 


Edited by Dario65 - 12/31/15 at 2:54pm
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+1. I have tried and it works. Thanks patrickB.
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Originally Posted by Dario65 View Post
 

Hey pB, and Nick V, and DWFII, 

 

Just wanted to say thanks for all the info you guys post. Even the debates are educational. You guys don't need to be here offering advice, and it's appreciated. pB, read your short shoe care posts - very helpful. I'm now wiping down shoes as needed and brushing before and every every wear. My shoes have never looked better. A few extra brushes are the best shoe care investment I've made. 

Apologies to other knowledgeable people I didn't acknowledge, esp any pros. Any exclusion is unintentional. 


Well said and +1 - this place and the guys above and others have been extremely helpful and educational for me.  Happy New Year and a great 2016 to everyone!

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+ 1. Happy New Year!

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Bliadhna Mhath Ùr agus slàinte mhòr
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Frohes Neues!
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ok with the last two posts what is the easiest way to translate on a computer?  I will take a chance and say "back at ya"  I too have learned a bunch here.

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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Stain Removal

I have some spots on my tan shoes. It's most probably cooking/fish oil. I tried cleaning it with Saphir Renovateur 2 weeks ago but did not notice any difference. I've read through parts of this thread and I think I'm SOL.

Is there anything I can do at this point ? If not, is there anything I should avoid?
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 I hope your luck with oil based spots is better than mine. (Dressing for Chinese chicken salad) I had a single oil spot the size of a nickle on some burgundy AE McNeils.

 

 

 

The factory and cobblers all told me it was now soaked into the leather and could not be removed. Rather than trash the shoe, I finally elected to have the shoe dyed a chocolate brown. Not the most desired solution, but now it is wearable. I took solace that I did not have that color in the rotation. Obviously, this is a last resort.

 

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Google translate each post individually and let it detect the language. It wasn't very successful with DFW's but given it's Jan 1st one can guess wink.gif
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Google translate each post individually and let it detect the language. It wasn't very successful with DFW's but given it's Jan 1st one can guess wink.gif

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr....roughly pronounced "blee-a-na va ood"...is Scot's Gaelic for "Happy New Year."

agus slàinte mhòr...pronounced "agus (as in agate) slan-je more"...translates to "and great health."
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Last night, I re-learned the 'less is more' rule. I wanted to get to bed, so I put some GlenKaren, neutral, polish on my green Tricker MTO Broughton's and went off. I didn't pay too much attention to what I was doing.I left the shoes overnight. When I came to brush them off, this morning, there was a fairly large, round, dark patch to one side of the vamp, on one shoe. I did a lot of brushing and then some more. Slowly it is disappearing but is still there. Don't overdo the polish. Yours, Munky. 

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Is dying shoes an easy DIY project or something best left to a pro? I have a pair of AE that I bought second hand that are a little lighter than I expected, and I was hoping for a dark brown business appropriate shoe. Considering that I only spent about $150 on them, is it worth the trouble, or should I just put these up for sale and look for another shoe?

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
 

Is dying shoes an easy DIY project or something best left to a pro? I have a pair of AE that I bought second hand that are a little lighter than I expected, and I was hoping for a dark brown business appropriate shoe. Considering that I only spent about $150 on them, is it worth the trouble, or should I just put these up for sale and look for another shoe?

 

Personally, I'd let a cobbler re-dye them if the cost is reasonable - just getting the materials you need to do one pair is probably enough for several pairs and I'd guess not far off the cost of a pro to do it.

 

If the color isn't far off, you could try polishing the shoes with a darker color and see how you like that...

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