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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

post #18692 of 18834
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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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After cleaning

 

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Do you think it's possible to do a mirror shine on boat shoes? If it is, where?

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Do you think it's possible to do a mirror shine on boat shoes? If it is, where?
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Just received my first deer bone for my shell, and was wondering how should it be stored, is there any risk of just keeping it in my drawer without any cover?

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Do you think it's possible to do a mirror shine on boat shoes? If it is, where?


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Originally Posted by ByTheOcean View Post
 

Do you think it's possible to do a mirror shine on boat shoes? If it is, where?

 

I am very keen to get a mirror shine on my Wellington Boots. And also on my flip flops. :crackup:

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Just received my first deer bone for my shell, and was wondering how should it be stored, is there any risk of just keeping it in my drawer without any cover?

 

Life gets more difficult by the day. xx

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Oh god, that was extremely ugly...I was thinking brown ones.

 

Also, these look more like patent leather.

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Let me elaborate, is there any risk of the bone drying out prematurely if not kept properly? 

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Originally Posted by ByTheOcean View Post

Oh god, that was extremely ugly...I was thinking brown ones.

Also, these look more like patent leather.

LOL! They are patent, some abomination Sperry made, but I just figured it would be close in appearance to a mirror shine. No, I don't think a mirror shine is possible, nor should you want to, unless you just want to put the shoes in a display cabinet and never wear them. As soon as you took a step in boat shoes the wax would crack.
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Originally Posted by Desi Montez View Post
 

Let me elaborate, is there any risk of the bone drying out prematurely if not kept properly? 

 

I don't think so. I have no special storage place for mine. Also the store where i bought mine hadn't.

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I don't think so. I have no special storage place for mine. Also the store where i bought mine hadn't.

Thank you, I wasn't quite sure since the bone does have a bit of a scent and is a little sticky. 

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Originally Posted by Desi Montez View Post

Thank you, I wasn't quite sure since the bone does have a bit of a scent and is a little sticky. 
I've been meaning to buy one, and when I do I'm going to wrap it in some leather i have when I found a whole hide for cheap - I made a lap-apron fit polishing from some of it, and will use a scrap from the rest for da bone. The rest is on my workbench as a soft work surface.
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