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post #18631 of 19061
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Originally Posted by solelover View Post

Left my boots over this summer by window. And the right boot must of gotten way more sun than the left. So my right boot is way lighter in color. Any advice to get both boots pretty close. It's cognac calfskin. Thanx

Cream polish
post #18632 of 19061
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post


Sure, though I'll take my chances with what I know. If someone is so kind as to send me a bottle, I'd be happy to do some analytical experiments to find out what's in it. 

 



How much would you need to run your tests?
post #18633 of 19061
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Originally Posted by solelover View Post

Left my boots over this summer by window. And the right boot must of gotten way more sun than the left. So my right boot is way lighter in color. Any advice to get both boots pretty close. It's cognac calfskin. Thanx
Put the left boot in the window.
post #18634 of 19061
So I applied renovateur and applied Saphir cognac cream in my right boot. Still my left is darker...not sure about leaving my left boot out in the sun. I guess I'm just going to keep putting more cream. Hopefully it will darken
post #18635 of 19061
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post


Sure, though I'll take my chances with what I know. If someone is so kind as to send me a bottle, I'd be happy to do some analytical experiments to find out what's in it. 

 



How much would you need to run your tests?

I'm not certain to be honest, though the more the better. I would need to evaporate the water and run experiments on what's left behind. I'm guessing it's about 99% water and 1% stuff.
post #18636 of 19061
I'm looking to dye a pair of Alden tan suede boots to be closer to snuff suede.

I was thinking of going with rust or light brown or British tan? Will one be closer than another? Or would it be better to mix rust or British tan with light brown?
post #18637 of 19061
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Originally Posted by solelover View Post

So I applied renovateur and applied Saphir cognac cream in my right boot. Still my left is darker...not sure about leaving my left boot out in the sun. I guess I'm just going to keep putting more cream. Hopefully it will darken

You need a much darker coloured cream. I once had a pair of tan brogues with the colour faded over a few years cause I used only neutral back then. My cobbler suggested a very dark chocolate. I was very skeptical but it worked like a charm.
post #18638 of 19061
Hello all - minor disaster for me; my lovely Meermin boots have a hideous scratch to the leather right on the toe. Would some form of decent wax or polish help, or is there someone good in London that I could get to fix it somehow?
post #18639 of 19061
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Originally Posted by JohnnyMarr View Post

Hello all - minor disaster for me; my lovely Meermin boots have a hideous scratch to the leather right on the toe. Would some form of decent wax or polish help, or is there someone good in London that I could get to fix it somehow?

Other than a recommendation for London, you'll need to post a picture or two for any real help.
post #18640 of 19061
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Originally Posted by JohnnyMarr View Post

Hello all - minor disaster for me; my lovely Meermin boots have a hideous scratch to the leather right on the toe. Would some form of decent wax or polish help, or is there someone good in London that I could get to fix it somehow?

Depends on how deep those scratches are. As M635Guy said, a picture would help tremendously.

Having said that, there is a recent example over at the Edward Green thread:

Before:



After:



http://www.styleforum.net/t/291745/edward-green-appreciation-pictures-info-and-where-to-buy/28050#post_8538499
post #18641 of 19061
Should I try the medium brown, or dark brown cream? Or tobacco?
post #18642 of 19061
For whatever reason I have neglected "taking care" of my shoes and only have been brushing before and after wearing and putting some polish on the toes and heels. I cannot notice a decreeable difference in their state. The older I get I see less and less reason to devote time to shoe "care".
post #18643 of 19061

Your "neglect" is more than most people do though. 

 

I like putting a mirror shine one one pair of shoes a week.... usually sunday night when my wife is at dinner at her grandparents with the kids.

post #18644 of 19061
Without getting into the question of "why?", how difficult would it be to dye a pair of boots like this to be purple?



Thank you in advance for any advice or suggestions.
post #18645 of 19061

This is an odd video. Oliver Sweeney's 'cobbler in chief' uses huge amounts of product. He also appears to move, freely, between sole and upper, when applying his various potions. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJt5Bc8XMgI

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