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post #17791 of 19061
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Originally Posted by atia2 View Post

P.S. Might I ask what products you used? I know AFPOS (who sold me the ill-fated shoes) stock Saphir's stripper and dyes.

 

I basically followed guidance from the thread and youtube.

 

1) Remove existing wax finish using cotton wool balls and 100% pure acetone. (Well ventilated area - Dont gas yourself!!!)

 

2) Mix some Feibings Professional Oil Dye into a quantity of Lexol conditioner in an old yogurt pot.  (I used Dark Chocolate brown for the first lot, then medium brown? for the C&J)

 

3) Paint the dye/Lexol solution over the shoe, leave to dry

 

4) Repeat above until it's not patchy.

 

For the patina, I basically started with a dillute dye in Lexol solution and painted a large area, then added a bit more dye and did the next level of detail, etc.

 

 

I wouldn't recomend painting neat dye straight onto the leather as it soaks in relly quickly and is difficult to get a good finish.

 

EDIT: When you are painting leather dye, make sure you give yourself lots of room and cover your worktops.  Make sure you do NOT paint dye onto your wife's favourite white candlestick thingy. :embar:

post #17792 of 19061
Excellent info, and very interesting re the dye/lexol combo.
post #17793 of 19061
I tried diluted white vinegar on the stain last night, followed by cream and wax this morning. Seems to have made it slightly less prominent. I think I will wear them like this for a while, and then make a decision on dyeing.

If I do dye them, it will be dark green and I will create an epic thread.

post #17794 of 19061
I suggest wearing them as you plan to do. If the stain bothers you, you can work on it later.

Dying them without completely removing the stain (or substance that caused the stain), could botch the dye job or cause other issues.

They really look fine. Give it time before doing anything drastic.
post #17795 of 19061
Patina, innit.
post #17796 of 19061
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Originally Posted by thenewguy View Post

This may be a dumb question but I'm good at those. I just cleaned my shoes with reno mat. I have renovateur and meltonian brown creme polish. Should I use the renovateur and then the brown meltonian, meltonian then renovateur or skip the renovateur?

Thanks.

Only use renomat when you want to strip the finish.

Discard the meltonian. It has silicone. I heard that meltonian contains silicone and won't use it as a result.

First, condition with Bick4 (best) or Lexol (good).

Renovateur is a good product and I would use it after the conditioner.

Use an appropriate creme polish like Saphir or Glenkaren (anything but the light brown), then paste wax on the toe and heel. Most any paste wax is fine, but not the parade gloss from kiwi.
Edited by gsgleason - 2/23/16 at 2:23pm
post #17797 of 19061
Why use Reno after conditioner? It would seem to me that it would better to use it before.
post #17798 of 19061
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Why use Reno after conditioner? It would seem to me that it would better to use it before.

Because it's not really much of a deep conditioner and more of a neutral creme with slight polishing characteristics.
post #17799 of 19061
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Discard the meltonian. It has silicone.

Craaaaap - is that true of all meltonian? Guess my one jar of that is going in the trash - hadn't tried it out yet...
post #17800 of 19061
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

Discard the meltonian. It has silicone.

Craaaaap - is that true of all meltonian? Guess my one jar of that is going in the trash - hadn't tried it out yet...

I swear I read that it does somewhere, but now I'm not finding it.

I've edited my previous comment with that knowledge.
post #17801 of 19061
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post


Craaaaap - is that true of all meltonian? Guess my one jar of that is going in the trash - hadn't tried it out yet...

 

 

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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post


I swear I read that it does somewhere, but now I'm not finding it.

I've edited my previous comment with that knowledge.

 

Please do not propagate things you "read online" unless you verified the said info with the ingredient list or its MSDS...

post #17802 of 19061

Here's the MSDS for Meltonian cream polish.  Doesnt have ingredient list.

 

http://www.noblegov.com/media/catalog/product/msds/N181C32.pdf

post #17803 of 19061
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Please do not propagate things you "read online" unless you verified the said info with the ingredient list or its MSDS...

I had already redacted it, thank you.
post #17804 of 19061
are these shoes complete toast? i'm not sure what kind of construction they are (cement vs. blake vs. goodyear)

they're Barrie Ltd. shoes.

thanks.

post #17805 of 19061

Would silicone be listed as a hazardous ingredient in the MSDS??

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