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post #17731 of 19076
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Originally Posted by LGHT View Post

I actually a dark brown boot, 2 black shoes, a black boot, 1 dark blue, and 1 brown suede.   Can I use a single brush for daily brushing before and after wearing on the different colors or does each color need a daily brush AND a cleaning brush?  
Yes, but use another one for suede.
post #17732 of 19076
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post


Yes, but use another one for suede.


I meant to mention that - there are brushes specifically for suede

post #17733 of 19076
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Originally Posted by LGHT View Post
 

 

I actually a dark brown boot, 2 black shoes, a black boot, 1 dark blue, and 1 brown suede.   Can I use a single brush for daily brushing before and after wearing on the different colors or does each color need a daily brush AND a cleaning brush?  

Several answers here already, and I'm sure one brush is fine. I have two for cleaning and 3 for buffing. The two for cleaning are for light and dark. And I clean those brushes occasionally so they don't collect dirt/dust. For buffing I have one for light shoes, one for black/brown, and one for reddish tones. Likely overkill, but brushes are cheap. I also have a couple of smaller brushes for cleaning welts - they look like large toothbrushes and are horse hair. They're made for detailing cars and cost ~$2 US each. 


Edited by Dario65 - 2/10/16 at 9:08am
post #17734 of 19076
Speaking of suede brushes. I know there are the metal and the other ones. I have a metal brush but I'm afraid to actually use it. I don't want to destroy the shoes. I started brushing with it once but left them alone in the end. Chickened out smile.gif

How hard do you actually press with a brass brush?
post #17735 of 19076
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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post

Speaking of suede brushes. I know there are the metal and the other ones. I have a metal brush but I'm afraid to actually use it. I don't want to destroy the shoes. I started brushing with it once but left them alone in the end. Chickened out smile.gif

How hard do you actually press with a brass brush?

 

I've been wondering the same.

post #17736 of 19076
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Originally Posted by urban View Post

I've been wondering the same.

I felt similarly until I tried it. The metal brush is actually more gentle than the rubber-pronged brush often found on the opposite side.

As for regular brushes for calf, I use one for everything: cleaning and polishing, all colours. Seems to work just fine. Occasionally I rinse it in soapy water when I start to notice a greasy finish on the shoes.
post #17737 of 19076

Thanks all for the tips.  I think I'm going to make my own "kit" or just buy a bunch of brushes separately since I will need more than a couple of brushes as I can use an old shoe tree instead of paying for the box and help keep costs down a bit.  As far as brushes most of the kits posted use horse hair for brushes.  I did find a kit of 7 brushes that includes one for suede, but it seems the cleaning brushes are coco???  I've been reading a lot and I didn't see that mentioned on any of the blogs or sites.  Should I stick to horse hair or is coco better if it's going to be used for cleaning only??

 

Also does anyone use footfitter brushes?  I was thinking about picking up this set on my lunch break since they are close to the office.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7SVOY?keywords=footfitter%20brush&qid=1455119777&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

post #17738 of 19076
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Originally Posted by Cuebert View Post
 

I accidently dropped a bit of liquid gall soap onto my pair of St. Crispin's - after wiping them with a damp cloth this is what they look like:

 

 

 

Any idea what I should do?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Nobody that can help?

post #17739 of 19076
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Originally Posted by Cuebert View Post
 

 

Nobody that can help?

Might be a good idea to initially give them a polish with some Saphir pommadier shoe cream once and twice and see how that goes and go from there ;) 

 

That's the safest, least drastic option I can suggest :)

post #17740 of 19076

I know very little about shoes, but I did watch a video recently where the guy had a similar problem and basically it just took off the "wax coat".  He stripped down all the wax coat and reapplied it and they looked good as new. 

post #17741 of 19076
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Originally Posted by Cuebert View Post
 

 

Nobody that can help?

 

since it's gall soap first try dabbing and gently wiping (not scrubbing) that spot with a damp cloth several times, and letting it dry. The stain should lighten up when the leather dries. There might be a patch where the finish has lightened from the water dabbing, but that should start taking polish/pigmented creams.

 

regardless, also reach out to St crispins to find out if the above will be OK - they've had problems with finicky finishes, and so its best to check with them first.

post #17742 of 19076
Does anyone use Jason Markk cleaner on suede shoes (ie; Carmina). Is it comparable to the Sapphir Shampoo?
post #17743 of 19076
Suggestions which Saphir MDO Polish and Wax to use on Edward Green Olive and GG Racing green? I already have Saphir Black, neutral, Blue, Brown and Burgandy, ideally I want to use one of those.

Thoughts?
post #17744 of 19076
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Originally Posted by Hotjock View Post

Suggestions which Saphir MDO Polish and Wax to use on Edward Green Olive and GG Racing green? I already have Saphir Black, neutral, Blue, Brown and Burgandy, ideally I want to use one of those.

Thoughts?

For G&G Racing Green, I use Saphir Md'O green cream and black wax. If you want to stick with the colours you have, I'll alternate between black and blue cream and for wax use the black one
post #17745 of 19076
Hello. The cold weather is almost over here in Chicago and wearing boots might get uncomfortable here in the warmer weather. So thats why I bought a pair of sneakers boots to feel more comfortable (it's probably the same height as a pair of chukkas). They're made of a nubuck upper. Do u guys recommend using shoe trees on them? Or is it not really necessary? Thanks!
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