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Originally Posted by UglyJoe View Post

This is true, but in my experience the binder makes all the difference. Creams don't set the same was as wax polishes do, at least in my experience. It's much more difficult to get a mirror shine and to build up several protective layers with a cream than with a wax polish, again in my experience. I still hold to my advice of "wax" on the top cap and heel, cream everywhere else.

EDIT: I guess I should note that I usually use cream on the whole shoe for 2-3 layers, buff and let the cream set for a while, then bull the toe with wax and put a couple of layers of wax on the heel as well, so I guess technically I suggest cream everywhere, wax on the toe/heel.

Once you've gotten a shine on the toe cap, do you only use wax on the cap going forward?
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The local shoemaker that I buy my Saphir creams from recommended me this one for my darkbrown G&G shoes. What brand of cream is this? Is it also Saphir but in a smaller size? Since I can't find any brand name on it..

 

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post #2358 of 10445
that is saphir, but their regular "creme surfine" line. It is very good stuff.

The Medaille D'Or line is their top line, which has the oils of 7 different types of unicorn, as opposed to something like 3 types in the creme surfine range.

Both lines are good.
post #2359 of 10445
I posted this originally in the wrong thread. Do any of you know the answer to this:

"Hey guys. Got a question for you more experienced Thrifters.

I Decided to check out thrifted shoes since you guys happen to get all these good finds. Finally found a cordovan pair of shoes in my size that was in excellent condition. This was a first and I was always hesitant to thrift used shoes. However, when I looked inside I saw white gunk inside the shoes that FREAKED ME OUT! I thought it was Fungus or something. I went to town with a toothbrush and lysol scrubbing away....but the gunk just wouldn't come off. I decided to just jab at it with a toothpick...and realized it was glue from some sort of repair as you can see here:

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However, in my panic, I was brushing REALLY HARD. So hard that if you look above I might have turned the inner leather lining into suede leather lining lol. Here is a detailed expansion image here:

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Now that my panic is over, I was wondering if the damage from my scrubbing of the smooth interior leather lining into frayed up leather would cause any future problems of the shoe itself or if it's just simply a cosmetic issue that no one would be able to see and has no effect on its future durability."

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Edited by acousticfoodie - 6/12/12 at 11:07pm
post #2360 of 10445
Keep calm and carry on. Nothing to see here.

No damage done.
post #2361 of 10445
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

that is saphir, but their regular "creme surfine" line. It is very good stuff.
The Medaille D'Or line is their top line, which has the oils of 7 different types of unicorn, as opposed to something like 3 types in the creme surfine range.
Both lines are good.

That explains it. Thanks alot for your help! Now I can polish my shoes with a calm heart happy.gif


Edited by Hampton - 6/13/12 at 9:30am
post #2362 of 10445
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Originally Posted by thecentennial View Post

Keep calm and carry on. Nothing to see here.
No damage done.

Really? I was mowing down the inner lining really rough. Here is a wide shot of my brushing damage!

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If my brushing damage is no big deal to the cordovan shoe's longevity, do any of you know why there is so much glue between the insole and inner lining? Was this from heat making it leak out or some sort of previous repair?
post #2363 of 10445
It's how they were made. Nothing to worry about.
post #2364 of 10445

Clean, thanks for the help hendrix the cream went fine as you can see :)

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w/ the help of @christian b, recently revived 2 pairs of AE :)

 

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Christian B is the best, I also pm with him icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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post #2367 of 10445

^^ NICE :) I like what you did w/ the toe.

 

I just picked up a pair of kenilworths that need some

loving, I would like to do what you did to your toe.  Is

that black that you used?

post #2368 of 10445
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

^^ NICE :) I like what you did w/ the toe.

 

I just picked up a pair of kenilworths that need some

loving, I would like to do what you did to your toe.  Is

that black that you used?

Yes just some black wax polish.

post #2369 of 10445
Well, black polish may be a bit to harsh, I would use mahogany, dark brown, medium brown and a couple of coats with black. Of course, it all depends on the wanted results.
post #2370 of 10445
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

w/ the help of @christian b, recently revived 2 pairs of AE :)

 

Byrons 

before

243

 

after

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park ave

before

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after

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Fail to see any significant difference between before & after, the shoes just appear to have had a simple polish.

 

 

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