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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

My water-damaged shoes looked almost normal until they saw moisture or polish...

Gotcha. I didn't think there would be delayed effect. These shoes have definitely seen water, specifically snow in Berlin a couple winters ago. The only protectant I ever applied to them until now was Lexol, so that undoubtedly didn't do the job.
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I'm dyeing a leather shoe and want to know how long should I wait for acrylic finisher to dry before starting any next processes (wax, polish, conditioner)? 24 hours? 12 hours? Also, is there a way to "fade" the glossiness of the finish from a high-gloss to a more matte shine? Thanks in advance!
post #17853 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

I'm dyeing a leather shoe and want to know how long should I wait for acrylic finisher to dry before starting any next processes (wax, polish, conditioner)? 24 hours? 12 hours? Also, is there a way to "fade" the glossiness of the finish from a high-gloss to a more matte shine? Thanks in advance!

24 hours should be sufficient. The glossiness will fade on its own, relatively quickly too.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

I'm dyeing a leather shoe and want to know how long should I wait for acrylic finisher to dry before starting any next processes (wax, polish, conditioner)? 24 hours? 12 hours? Also, is there a way to "fade" the glossiness of the finish from a high-gloss to a more matte shine? Thanks in advance!

24 hours should be sufficient. The glossiness will fade on its own, relatively quickly too.
Thanks, DWFII. I find it strange that product instructions or reviews or DIYs never mention time, or a range of times, for the finisher to dry. I get that, depending on the method of application (and a ton of other factors), the amount of time needed to dry to a durable quality finish could vary greatly, however.
post #17855 of 19067

I have two pair of heavy leather boots made by Nick's in Spokane, WA.  One pair has rough-out leather covering the heel counter.  One pair has the grain side out covering the heel counter.  The one with the rough-out leather squeaks in that area when I walk or if you give the heel a light squeeze.  It does this even after wearing the boot a number of times.  I have been led to believe this is not true for most Nick's boots, even with the rough-out leather over the heel counter.  I am hypothesizing, but really don't know, that there is something about the smooth surfaces of the two leathers rubbing against each other that makes the noise.

 

Will this noise likely go away on its own?  Would anybody dream of sending back work boots for something like this?  Would oiling or conditioning the heel counters help?  I have Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP and Bick 4, but I could get something else.  Would there be some other way to fix this?  

 

Thank you all for your help and/or suggestions!

 

I am not sure a photo will be of any use, but here is one:

 

post #17856 of 19067
Not trying to be the Mass Drop guy, but ...
Saphir polishes are back 33.50 includes shipping to US for two if enough people buy.
https://www.massdrop.com
post #17857 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Jorge View Post

Not trying to be the Mass Drop guy, but ...
Saphir polishes are back 33.50 includes shipping to US for two if enough people buy.
https://www.massdrop.com

Got in on that earlier this morning.
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Thats really expensive. 

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I think he's referring to this (cream polish).
post #17860 of 19067
For two jars it is a good price. You might consider Saphir overly expensive, but I love the stuff. If you buy four (two "drops" worth), shipping is free.
post #17861 of 19067

It's not a good price.

 

My local guy sells Saphir M d'Or cream for $13 a jar. 

post #17862 of 19067
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

It's not a good price.

 

My local guy sells Saphir M d'Or cream for $13 a jar. 

 

So...probably about the same with shipping as we're getting here?  Nobody where I live carries it.  It is better than Amazon and Hanger Project.  :paranoia:

post #17863 of 19067
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

 

So...probably about the same with shipping as we're getting here?  Nobody where I live carries it.  It is better than Amazon and Hanger Project.  :paranoia:

 

They are charging $33.50 but you are required to buy two jars. Though it does include shipping. And...it is not a guaranteed deal unless enough people order.

 

I can walk into my cobbler's storefront in CT and buy 1 jar for $13 any time I want and shipping isn't a consideration.

 

Good or bad deal? It sounds expensive to me...but if enough people will pay the price then it may in fact be a relatively good deal. 

 

I would consider a good deal 2 jars for sub-$20 including shipping. 

post #17864 of 19067
You can pick up one of these for $13?

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I wonder if anybody has ever come across a counterfeit jar of Saphir?

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