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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

 

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...

 

Good point, I hadn't considered that I couldn't just buy enough for one job. I'll call up some local cobblers and hope they don't get destroyed. Florida is not known for it's level of competency in regards to menswear.

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Hey guys, quick question on "remodeling" a shoe. (hopefully this is the right thread)...

 

I have a traditional suede buck that I want to modify, and I'm not sure what is possible and what is not. Ideally, I would like to change the flat goodyear welt into a split/reverse welt, and then change the red-brick sole into a regular leather sole. 

 

Does anyone know if this is possible?

post #17463 of 19059
Hi Guys,

Just curious if anyone had this happened to their tin of saphir neutral wax.





I probably left a dime size of water in the wax tin before I closed it and didn't open the wax tin again for almost a year(I know, shame on me for not wax polishing my shoes for a year)

I assume that's the cause but I never had such an problem with Kiwi wax tins that I've left untouched for years corroding or rusting...

Lastly, would like to know if anyone thinks that the wax inside had gone bad or it's just discoloration from rust? Would also like to know if everyone uses wax past 3-4 years old or is there a used by date for wax and polish?
post #17464 of 19059
Double posting this from the shoemaker thread

]May I ask a question of the experts here

The insole of this pair of shoes (handmade) appears slightly too small, leaving some type of soft material exposed (?canvas. The cream coloured materially on either side of the insole)





Will this have long term deleterious effects?
Should it be repaired now?

I don't think my foot rests on it when worn (high arches I guess)
post #17465 of 19059
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Originally Posted by letsi View Post

Hi Guys,

Just curious if anyone had this happened to their tin of saphir neutral wax.





I probably left a dime size of water in the wax tin before I closed it and didn't open the wax tin again for almost a year(I know, shame on me for not wax polishing my shoes for a year)

I assume that's the cause but I never had such an problem with Kiwi wax tins that I've left untouched for years corroding or rusting...

Lastly, would like to know if anyone thinks that the wax inside had gone bad or it's just discoloration from rust? Would also like to know if everyone uses wax past 3-4 years old or is there a used by date for wax and polish?

 

I think the rust ruined the wax.  Personally I've never left any water inside my wax tins for exactly the reason you're experiencing.

post #17466 of 19059

Wouldn't it be much easier just to buy a new tin?

post #17467 of 19059

I subscribed to this thread, but haven't kept up very well.  I have some quality shoes that need help.  Does there exist somewhere within this morass of a thread an actual 'tutorial'.  If someone doesn't point this out soon, I'll threaten to take the shoes to a shoe repair...:(  :) 

post #17468 of 19059
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Originally Posted by thelook View Post
 

I subscribed to this thread, but haven't kept up very well.  I have some quality shoes that need help.  Does there exist somewhere within this morass of a thread an actual 'tutorial'.  If someone doesn't point this out soon, I'll threaten to take the shoes to a shoe repair...:(  :) 

 

 

you might have to read a fair bit - but said tutorials appear every few pages. Going to the cobbler would definitely save you the trouble of reading through the thread

post #17469 of 19059
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Originally Posted by thelook View Post

I subscribed to this thread, but haven't kept up very well.  I have some quality shoes that need help.  Does there exist somewhere within this morass of a thread an actual 'tutorial'.  If someone doesn't point this out soon, I'll threaten to take the shoes to a shoe repair...frown.gif   smile.gif  

Depends on what kind of help you need. If it's just a simple case of getting them polished and shined, here's a good tutorial

https://vimeo.com/73165825
post #17470 of 19059
Justin FitzPatrick (TheShoeSnob) also has a great video on YouTube. Definitely worth checking out.
post #17471 of 19059

Thanks for the comments...I will look at the vid.  Skimming 17,000 posts is a daunting task.

post #17472 of 19059
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

Justin FitzPatrick (TheShoeSnob) also has a great video on YouTube. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank you.  Is that a members name/handle, or someone I should do an internet search for?

post #17473 of 19059
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Originally Posted by thelook View Post

Thank you.  Is that a members name/handle, or someone I should do an internet search for?

Just google the "shoe snob blog". A great read too. The polishing article is pretty visibly linked on his blog. Searching for the shoe snob on youtube will turn it up in no time as well.
post #17474 of 19059

Thank you...

post #17475 of 19059
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I think the rust ruined the wax.  Personally I've never left any water inside my wax tins for exactly the reason you're experiencing.

To be honest, I never had this issue in the past with other saphir or kiwi wax paste tins but I guess I'll stop doing it...
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Wouldn't it be much easier just to buy a new tin?

I did purchase a new tin but was just curious if I could salvage some of the wax paste for my lower tier shoes? It seems that polish can be revived by adding solvent to the mix based on this blog post: http://oldleathershoe.com/wordpress/?p=569. Owner of this blog seemed pretty knowledgeable and has a pretty scientific/chemistry approach to shoe care and even has his own line of polish icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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