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post #2221 of 10505
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Originally Posted by Hoofit View Post

Any suggestions on how to put the flap down on this leather? Is it possilble to super glue together? Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

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Here you can see the damage to my shoe. I'm not exactly sure how it happened. What's important is that because it gouged into the leather a simple Saphir Pommadier Cream is not going to do the trick. So, this is where the Saphir Renovating Repair Cream comes into play. The resin-based formula is very simple. Resin + Pigment. It fills any cracks, rebuilds the surface, and will never come off. Once it dries, it will never rub off onto anything.
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You apply the Repair Cream with your finger. Massage it into the leather and try to smooth it out. Allow it to dry. Then polish over it with a cream polish to smooth out the surface.
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As you can see from the last picture, the Renovating Repair Cream was able to almost completely conceal the damage. For $11, it's cheaper than a pair of shoes and is also EXCELLENT as Edge Dressing.
Hope this helps.
Cheers,
Kirby

I don't know, that looks like a crack on where the shoe is creasing. I don't think this product could really hold together creacking leather where it flexes. In, my experience once this happens it gradually gets worse. You can condition it and make it much less noticeable with products, but this, I think is here to stay. Regardless, I am ordering some anyway. lol8[1].gif

I do know that Nick V. At VIP shoe service in Manhattan has taken shoes apart and patched them from the inside. The jobs come out looking really good, however I would imagine it costs a fortune and may change the shape and feel of the shoe if one doesn't have the original last. He said mostly people do it if there shoes have a special meaning to them, like their father's shoes and whatnot.
post #2222 of 10505

Columbus Japan channel on youtube gives a lot of shoe care Tutorial. Many case given here

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/columbuspr/videos

post #2223 of 10505
Got my first pair of high end shoes, Stuart's Choice Desraili Cap-Toe, you guys recommend cream base polish or wax base?
post #2224 of 10505
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Saphir neutral works quite well. It dries clear and vibrant. Conversely Kiwi neutral is total shite that dries gray and cruddy.
You plan should work fine for now. But you will eventually need to add color back to your shoes - particularly to cover scrapes and scratches. For this you will need cream polishes.
You can do a coat or two of cream followed by wax.

Gdot have you used AE neutral wax before? I picked up a tin yesterday in the AE store in New Orleans.
post #2225 of 10505
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

Got my first pair of high end shoes, Stuart's Choice Desraili Cap-Toe, you guys recommend cream base polish or wax base?

read the thread and then ask again...
post #2226 of 10505
lol I'm not going to read through 45 pages of content. It takes you equal amount of time to give me the answer as oppose to your actual response. I'll research it lol. Thanks anyways.
post #2227 of 10505
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

Got my first pair of high end shoes, Stuart's Choice Desraili Cap-Toe, you guys recommend cream base polish or wax base?

It a good idea to read through the thread if only for all the excellant information pertaining to shoe care that's to be had. Anyway I would go cream for most of the shoe with wax polish for the cap-toe, there is no hard and fast rule.
post #2228 of 10505
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

lol I'm not going to read through 45 pages of content. It takes you equal amount of time to give me the answer as oppose to your actual response. I'll research it lol. Thanks anyways.

this is not true...
post #2229 of 10505

Take your time and read the thread. TONS of good advice. A learning experience!
 

As for me. I would only use cream if the color pigment of the shoe needed it.
Wax all the way.

post #2230 of 10505
Will do gents!
post #2231 of 10505

I'm pretty sure I read about this somewhere in this massive thread, but I can't find it again.

 

I recently switched over to a Renovateur/AE cream regimen for my AE collection, hitting the shoes with renomat on the first go around on all the shoes before switching over. This stuff really works! It smells great and the shoes seem to shine up without much effort. It does a great job of making my shoes look less "thirsty". My brown shoes have darkened a little bit though, but my walnut strands have gone from flashy to rich and classy with the darkening imo.

 

I noticed 2 phenomena that I hope I can get some insight to

 

1. When using the reno, i applied it with my fingers as many posters have suggested. The reno takes off quite a bit of previous polish and turns my fingers brown/black! Is it only me?

2. I applied reno but evenly "spotting" a small portion of the leather upper then using my fingers to spread the dots of reno. After the polish, I found that on my dark brown shoes, the areas where I originally put down my spots have lightened (only visible under close scrutiny in bright light). I am hoping that these spots will go away with future polishings as more color cream is applied. Any insights?

 

Thanks!

post #2232 of 10505
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

I noticed 2 phenomena that I hope I can get some insight to

 

1. When using the reno, i applied it with my fingers as many posters have suggested. The reno takes off quite a bit of previous polish and turns my fingers brown/black! Is it only me? You are not alone. Reno is a cleaner and does remove a little finish or previously applied polish, whenever used.

2. I applied reno but evenly "spotting" a small portion of the leather upper then using my fingers to spread the dots of reno. After the polish, I found that on my dark brown shoes, the areas where I originally put down my spots have lightened (only visible under close scrutiny in bright light). I am hoping that these spots will go away with future polishings as more color cream is applied. Any insights? Again it's the solvents in Renovateur. Try to avoid your spotting technique, apply reno with on a cloth and work it quickly & evenly on to your shoes. Future polishings will cover the spots so no harm done.

 

 

post #2233 of 10505
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

Reno is a cleaner and does remove a little finish or previously applied polish, whenever used.

i prefer saddle soap as a cleaner. is this only a preference or does reno offer something not found in ss?
post #2234 of 10505
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

i prefer saddle soap as a cleaner. is this only a preference or does reno offer something not found in ss?

So then, do you use saddle soap and then a "conditioner," or just saddle soap and then the polish?
post #2235 of 10505
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


i prefer saddle soap as a cleaner. is this only a preference or does reno offer something not found in ss?

 

I mention reno because the poster had a question which related to it's use. 

 

It's milder than saddle soap & easier to apply.

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