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post #18481 of 19072
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Originally Posted by burnham View Post



Okay so before I went to bed last night I had a look at my shoes. They were stuffed with newspapers but they made them lose their shape. So I replaced them with shoetrees, put them on their sides on a bookshelf and then I went to bed. Woke up around one hour ago and this is how the most saturated shoe looked like




Does this look good?

They look better than I thought, but pictures lie.  

 

I'd give them another 24 hours.  Put a *tiny* bit of reno on the area where you had dark spots and see if the leather darkens.  If so, you have the same issue I did with the shoes in the link above:  they looked OK when dry, but any moisture at all brought out the darkened spots.

 

Others here might tell you how you can fix or minimize it.  I just went in the direction of darker polish and waterproofing for the future.

 

As a side note, if the newspaper was making the shoes lose their shape, you were using too much.  The point is to put enough in there for absorption and a bit of structure and leave them on their side for a while.  I'd probably take the trees back out, put some newspaper in and lay them on their side again for a few hours just to see how dry they are inside.

 

Net: you want to make sure they're entirely, 100% dry before doing anything else.

post #18482 of 19072
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

They look better than I thought, but pictures lie.  

I'd give them another 24 hours.  Put a *tiny* bit of reno on the area where you had dark spots and see if the leather darkens.  If so, you have the same issue I did with the shoes in the link above:  they looked OK when dry, but any moisture at all brought out the darkened spots.

Others here might tell you how you can fix or minimize it.  I just went in the direction of darker polish and waterproofing for the future.

As a side note, if the newspaper was making the shoes lose their shape, you were using too much.  The point is to put enough in there for absorption and a bit of structure and leave them on their side for a while.  I'd probably take the trees back out, put some newspaper in and lay them on their side again for a few hours just to see how dry they are inside.

Net: you want to make sure they're entirely, 100% dry before doing anything else.
Well they didn't miss-shape but they kinda sunk down and started to form ugly creases. Should I apply the renomat tomorrow?
post #18483 of 19072

I am sure that this has been talked about before, but there is a real need for people to appreciate the differences between Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Renomat. Those differences are incredibly important. Yours, as always, Munky.

post #18484 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

I am sure that this has been talked about before, but there is a real need for people to appreciate the differences between Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Renomat. Those differences are incredibly important. Yours, as always, Munky.

 

Agreed Munky, however I think the main issue for this confusion is the abbreviation “reno”.

post #18485 of 19072

So now I've waited an additional day with drying the shoes. What should I do now?

post #18486 of 19072

Does anyone know how to fix this? I was shining some wholecuts when I noticed my polish wasn't sitting really well. Everytime I try to put on more polish, it just comes off. The polish seems to stick fine everywhere else, just this spot specifically.

post #18487 of 19072
You just used to much water and saturated the leather, happens to me sometimes as well. Just let it dry for a day and try again.
post #18488 of 19072
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Originally Posted by burnham View Post

So now I've waited an additional day with drying the shoes. What should I do now?


 



How do they look?

I'd condition them thoroughly, wait another day and then hit them with some color cream/polish. Stretch out the wait between steps.
post #18489 of 19072

Thanks for the help! Worked out perfect.

post #18490 of 19072

Next week I plan on trying to dye the spoilered shoes a darker brown color. You can see some significant discoloration and spottiness in the leather currently. When I received the shoes second-hand, I ended up using a darker brown polish, which didn't apply smoothly, and I later stripped the color with some naphtha. I think I rubbed too hard and took off some of the original color from the leather, so no matter what I do now, the color variations show through.

 

I bought some Fiebing's deglazer and dark brown dye. Do you recommend any other products to help establish a "solid" base to ensure more even color?

 

 

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post #18491 of 19072
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

Next week I plan on trying to dye the spoilered shoes a darker brown color. You can see some significant discoloration and spottiness in the leather currently. When I received the shoes second-hand, I ended up using a darker brown polish, which didn't apply smoothly, and I later stripped the color with some naphtha. I think I rubbed too hard and took off some of the original color from the leather, so no matter what I do now, the color variations show through.

I bought some Fiebing's deglazer and dark brown dye. Do you recommend any other products to help establish a "solid" base to ensure more even color?

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I would recommend diluting the dye. You can use regular isopropyl alcohol (assuming it's not the water-based dye, otherwise use water). By diluting it, you can really saturate the leather and not have to worry as much about "brush strokes".
post #18492 of 19072
I wanted a waxier lace for my JCrew boots, so I ran them across some Otter wax I got to re-wax a waxed canvas coat and bag I own. Will be interesting to see if a few pulls through the wax worked...
post #18493 of 19072
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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post

Just made a new video on how to make the perfect polishing cloth. Many people ask me how to do this so thought some of you might be interested too. Cant figure out how to add the video here so just linking my youtube page below for those interested

Lots more videos on shoecare on my YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrjfitz84/videos

 

Probably sir you have never read this thread.......

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Originally Posted by burnham View Post



Okay so before I went to bed last night I had a look at my shoes. They were stuffed with newspapers but they made them lose their shape. So I replaced them with shoetrees, put them on their sides on a bookshelf and then I went to bed. Woke up around one hour ago and this is how the most saturated shoe looked like




Does this look good?

this looks more like (90% i leave 10% out cause you can never be 100% from pictures)  the old polish is cracking (due to contraction during the water evaporation and then expansion due to the shoe trees )  !nothing to serious ! Use a cleaner after they fully dry (light passes without adding any force, just pass the cloth with the cleaner) , then a conditioner and finally a matching color shoe cream and you ll be fine!

post #18494 of 19072

Two things that I have found useful in the last couple of years. First, if you are short for time in the morning, apply a thin coat of Saphir Creme Universelle Leather Balrm, to your shoes. It's liquid, goes on very easily and doesn't cause white patches in broguing. Have your shower and then brush!  It's all over in a few minutes. Second, when polishing brogue shoes, start the application of your cream in parts that are not brogued, e.g, bits either sides of the heel. Slowly work your way into the broguing. This method allows you to register how much polish you have on your rag, before moving into the trickier areas. The main point of it is the avoiding filling the holes with polish. These are my, unimpressive but useful, contributions to shoe care!  Yours, as always, Munky. 


Edited by Munky - 7/6/16 at 2:40am
post #18495 of 19072
Hello there. I got food grease on my shoe today and wondered if it's possible to get it out. I have tried saphir renovateur but that didn't budge it. I guess I have to accept it as part of the patina. I appreciate your help if it's possible though. See pic
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