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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

Or you could go this rout:
http://www.skolyx.se/en/content/24-hand-painting-with-leather-dye

 

I would take advantage of it and also do this. :D

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Originally Posted by PParker ESQ View Post


If you create a mirror shine over the toe-caps, the process of building layer upon layer of wax polish should smooth over the graze. From looking at your shoes it is going to take many layers to cover it.

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Do what the "professionals" do:get a "repair crayon"--made specifically for leather and shoemaking and also for furniture repair...or as a less desirable but considering it's black, possible alternative, a regular crayon...and fill the "hole."

Gently warm the crayon and apply liberally and firmly to the damaged area. When fully cool, take a soft cloth and "burnish' off the excess--til the fill is level with the surrounding leather. Now you can spit-shine over the damaged area. Or in your case just shine with regular shoe polish.

This usually only works over areas of the shoe that are stiffened--the toe and heel to be more specific.

Shoe factories keep repair crayons in 10 million colours (probably an over-statement despite that being what the human eye can see) and the shade and tonal variations between a big box of red red crayons, for instance,are very subtle and for all intents and purposes nearly infinite.

Thanks chaps - I'll consider this and do what I can.

Incidentally, I have a scuff on my C&J Hallam shoes and asked C&J guy in Jermyn St - he said to bring them in and they can sort of fairly quickly. Shame Meermin don't have a London store!!
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