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post #2416 of 10200
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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post

They have actually started calling it Dubbin leather food now I believe. Importantly though it's the same product as yesteryear, which is better than any conventional dubbin as it does not weaken stitching & allows for a hard polish after use - if desired.

Good to know. I have a container of it sitting at home bought from a soccer shop for leather cleats. They will be doing double duty as sole nourishment for my dress shoes too now.
post #2417 of 10200
Hello everyone biggrin.gif

Most of us ain't cobblers, although I'm fairly fluent in speaking complete and utter cobblers. There's a limit to the number of times we can suggest: buff, polish, spit, droplet, Saphir, cream, wax etc. I think the problem is that we've now pretty much come full circle. Almost everything a normal person needs to know is contained within. My thought are that anyone not wanting to read it all, probably won't want to put in the required time to do it. Have a feeling I said something similar a few pages back shog[1].gif

Beyond this, and we're into the serious matter of shoe construction. Just a shallow, surface layer type myself. I like to flick through these pages, taking note of nicely cared for shoes. It lifts my spirit. Simple, harmless fun.

Keep the pics coming folks :-)

Lear
post #2418 of 10200
I picked up a pair of Rider shell cordovan boots from ebay and the seller forgot to mention this damage on the bottom of the heel.

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Luckily the scrapes look superficial and none of the stitching is undone and none of the leather is ripped too deeply. Any ideas on how I might smooth this out? Can that saphir repair creme be used on shell? Thanks.
post #2419 of 10200
Looks like a cat or dog had some horse butt for lunch.
post #2420 of 10200
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


not sure what this should be?

 

I just made it up, fritzl :) Sometimes, it seems to people that there's some kind of dark art in maintaining shoes or they want the quick and easy way (hence patina in a cansmile.gif).

post #2421 of 10200
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I just made it up, fritzl smile.gif Sometimes, it seems to people that there's some kind of dark art in maintaining shoes or they want the quick and easy way (hence patina in a can:) ).

imo, the lazy ones who don't want to inform themselves and the impatient are the worst.
post #2422 of 10200
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Originally Posted by hikari013 View Post

I picked up a pair of Rider shell cordovan boots from ebay and the seller forgot to mention this damage on the bottom of the heel.

bb5198f7.jpg

Luckily the scrapes look superficial and none of the stitching is undone and none of the leather is ripped too deeply. Any ideas on how I might smooth this out? Can that saphir repair creme be used on shell? Thanks.

Quite the oversight. Unless you got them for a song, I'd be returning them. I'd probably avoid using that resin cream on shell, but Kirby may be able to advise better.

post #2423 of 10200
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Originally Posted by hikari013 View Post

I picked up a pair of Rider shell cordovan boots from ebay and the seller forgot to mention this damage on the bottom of the heel.
bb5198f7.jpg
Luckily the scrapes look superficial and none of the stitching is undone and none of the leather is ripped too deeply. Any ideas on how I might smooth this out? Can that saphir repair creme be used on shell? Thanks.

Very light layers of wax mixed with the mirror shine technique. The wax and water method works wonders for filling in stuff like that.

I would dab with a little saphir creme just to get the color back, then buff, then wax and mirror method. I bet it would work well.
post #2424 of 10200
Take a deer bone to it first, try to smooth out the scratching?
post #2425 of 10200
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Originally Posted by thecentennial View Post

Take a deer bone to it first, try to smooth out the scratching?

Or a spoon! Neither will erase the scratches, but they both should help, particularly with the shallower scratches on the shell itself.

post #2426 of 10200
Whatever you do demand a portion of your money returned for him neglecting to mention this sort of damage.
post #2427 of 10200

It would help but the damage will still stay hikari. If I were you dont waste any time and try to return the shoes, what a douchebag that didn't say nothing...

post #2428 of 10200
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Whatever you do demand a portion of your money returned for him neglecting to mention this sort of damage.

Like half. At least. 

post #2429 of 10200
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

Looks like a cat or dog had some horse butt for lunch.

Indeed. This is what I thought as well, but he claims "Those aren't bite or claw marks, just the standard wear seen on the
heels of used boots, which these were listed as."

Standard wear. sarcasm.gif

Thanks everybody for the suggestions. I'm going to see what I can do with them tonight and post more pics.
post #2430 of 10200
Whatever caused it, the seller should have noted that much damage.

It will indeed probably rub/polish out pretty well.

But it should have been photographed and noted none the less. Scummy is as scummy does. File a complaint with ebay.
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