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post #17971 of 19072
Alright morning gents, need some help here..

Shell cordovan issue. Watermarks basically, haven't heard of this being an issue with she'll before any advice?


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post #17972 of 19072
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So I left them to dry after getting caught in a storm, with shoetrees, din seem to improve the situation.

Any advice appreciated.


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post #17973 of 19072

Got a big scratch on the toe of my Church's Custom grade shoe.  The only thing I currently use is Bick 4 and a horse hair brush. 

Any tips on how to minimize that scratch?

 

post #17974 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Pierson v Post View Post
 

Got a big scratch on the toe of my Church's Custom grade shoe.  The only thing I currently use is Bick 4 and a horse hair brush. 

Any tips on how to minimize that scratch?

 

Personally I would apply a few coats of a matching coloured cream such as Saphir Pommadier, allow it to fully absorb then cover it with several layers of wax.

post #17975 of 19072
I just dyed a pair of suede shoes navy blue. I love the look but some of the dye got past the painter's tape that I put around the edge of the rubber sole and stained it in a couple places. I am afraid I already know the answer, but does anyone have any suggestions on cleaning the dye off of the rubber sole? Can I maybe sand it out?
post #17976 of 19072
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Originally Posted by BoomDiggs View Post

I just dyed a pair of suede shoes navy blue. I love the look but some of the dye got past the painter's tape that I put around the edge of the rubber sole and stained it in a couple places. I am afraid I already know the answer, but does anyone have any suggestions on cleaning the dye off of the rubber sole? Can I maybe sand it out?

Use a cotton cloth with alcohol or acetone(depending on the dye you have used ) and it ll remove the dye from the rubber sole!

post #17977 of 19072
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

Use a cotton cloth with alcohol or acetone(depending on the dye you have used ) and it ll remove the dye from the rubber sole!

Thank you so much. I used Angelus dye. What am I looking for on the bottle that lets me know which solvent to use?

Also, a little bit of color comes off each time they rubbed or used. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make them colorfast? Do I just need to give them more drying time? Will the waterproofing spray help the issue?
Edited by BoomDiggs - 3/24/16 at 6:33am
post #17978 of 19072

HELP.  

 

I'm trying to achieve a bull shine on the toes of my AE McAllisters but after 15 coats of Saphir Neutral Wax, the left looks the same as the right, which only has 5 coats.  What am I doing wrong??  I've watched countless videos, conditioned with Renovateur, applied cream polish, then went to work with a cotton rag, wax and water.  It feels as a waxed surface should.  It's shiny and I can see the ceiling fan spinning overhead quite clearly but its still no mirror.

 

Do I need to strip the entire shoe first with Renomat before repeating the steps mentioned above?

 

post #17979 of 19072
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Originally Posted by MansardRoof View Post
 

HELP.  

 

I'm trying to achieve a bull shine on the toes of my AE McAllisters but after 15 coats of Saphir Neutral Wax, the left looks the same as the right, which only has 5 coats.  What am I doing wrong??  I've watched countless videos, conditioned with Renovateur, applied cream polish, then went to work with a cotton rag, wax and water.  It feels as a waxed surface should.  It's shiny and I can see the ceiling fan spinning overhead quite clearly but its still no mirror.

 

Do I need to strip the entire shoe first with Renomat before repeating the steps mentioned above?

 

 

 

If it's shiny and you can see the ceiling fan, you just need to put on more wax. I've always had trouble mirror shining shoes that have a medallion. I think it's because the water gets into the holes and swells the leather from the bottom up, particularly when I add a drop of water to the leather.

 

I suggest adding a little bit of wax, spreading it around, using a horsehair brush to buff off the wax from the cloth, dabbing the cloth in water to get it barely damp, then use the water in the rag to spread the wax. This has worked out better for me in terms of avoiding water entering the brogue holes. 

post #17980 of 19072
Give some time for wax to settle and solidify.
post #17981 of 19072
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post
 

 

If it's shiny and you can see the ceiling fan, you just need to put on more wax. I've always had trouble mirror shining shoes that have a medallion. I think it's because the water gets into the holes and swells the leather from the bottom up, particularly when I add a drop of water to the leather.

 

I suggest adding a little bit of wax, spreading it around, using a horsehair brush to buff off the wax from the cloth, dabbing the cloth in water to get it barely damp, then use the water in the rag to spread the wax. This has worked out better for me in terms of avoiding water entering the brogue holes. 

Thanks for the response rbhan.  That's a reasonable theory about the medallion holes but I've tried both methods: damp cloth and dipping the finger.  If I could just see some sort of progress, I would keep going but after two hours of with polishing with no discernible difference, i'm starting to get frustrated.  

 

How much wax should i be applying each round?  I'm using an amount equal to half a grain of rice.

post #17982 of 19072
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Give some time for wax to settle and solidify.

All the videos I've seen they dab the water then start polishing immediately.  I guess I could try letting the wax sit for a bit.

post #17983 of 19072
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Originally Posted by MansardRoof View Post
 

All the videos I've seen they dab the water then start polishing immediately.  I guess I could try letting the wax sit for a bit.

 

You don't have to use water initially.

 

Also, creating a mirror shine takes significantly more wax for the first time after you stripped away all the waxes.

 

Let the wax sit/settle for a day and add more wax polish.

post #17984 of 19072

Not worth of a new thread, but I wanted to ask you fine people whether anyone here know about Barker NOVAs?

 

I just picked some up on eBay going REALLY cheap and I wanted to learn a little more about them.  I've seen quite a few NOVAs listed on eBay previously, so they must have been common at some stage.

 

In particular,

Rough date?  '80s?  90s?

Bookbinder/coated leather?

Made in UK?

Was NOVA their budget range?  I dont think its just a model name.

etc.

 

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post #17985 of 19072
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Originally Posted by BoomDiggs View Post


Thank you so much. I used Angelus dye. What am I looking for on the bottle that lets me know which solvent to use?

Also, a little bit of color comes off each time they rubbed or used. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make them colorfast? Do I just need to give them more drying time? Will the waterproofing spray help the issue?

  You have to see if it is alcohol based or the primary solvent in it!! 

 

  https://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Dye_p/angelus-leather-dye.htm

 

  If you have used this one (and not the acrylic one)  alcohol ll do the trick for you and you ll be able to clean the soles ! (try not to spill any drop of alcohol on the leather or it ll create spot stains!!

 

I hope i helped you a little!:happy: 

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