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post #2536 of 11884
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

for what?

To give shoes a good clean!

I'm also thinking to buy it to clean my other leather goods and my wife's handbags.
post #2537 of 11884
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy View Post

To give shoes a good clean!
I'm also thinking to buy it to clean my other leather goods and my wife's handbags.

some say yes, some say no. it's not a scientific experiment, imo.

some try to make a diploma thesis out of it. it works for me. at the end shoe care is a logical cause and it's hard to cause a damage, if you use due dilligence.

hope this helps.
post #2538 of 11884
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

some say yes, some say no. it's not a scientific experiment, imo.
some try to make a diploma thesis out of it. it works for me. at the end shoe care is a logical cause and it's hard to cause a damage, if you use due dilligence.
hope this helps.

Well, it's pretty much in line with what my search queries have returned. I guess I'm not one to fuss too much about making a mistake, like discolouring my shoes. I'll try it out sparingly.

And, damn SF for making me spend hours maintaining my shoes. It is kind of fun, but takes me nights and days away at times:foo:
post #2539 of 11884
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy View Post

Well, it's pretty much in line with what my search queries have returned. I guess I'm not one to fuss too much about making a mistake, like discolouring my shoes. I'll try it out sparingly.
And, damn SF for making me spend hours maintaining my shoes. It is kind of fun, but takes me nights and days away at times:foo:

always happy to help.

btw, when you are unsure about the effect of a certain product. try it on a non visible part e.g. the tongue.
Edited by fritzl - 7/4/12 at 11:09am
post #2540 of 11884
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy View Post

To give shoes a good clean!
I'm also thinking to buy it to clean my other leather goods and my wife's handbags.

Certainly not 'necessary'. Although can be useful in certain situations.

It can be used to remove wax accumulation and embedded dirt on shoes.

What sort of leathers are your wife's handbags made of?
post #2541 of 11884

I found that Renovateur in France (Country of Origin) sold for about 11-12 Eu. Collonil 1909 Lotion (COO Germany) sold for about 10-11 Eu, much more like the Reno. & other Collonil products (The premium one) priced same as the Saphir too. By this comparison in price, could we assume that quality of shoe care products not absolutely crowned to Saphir alone? There's a lot of good quality care too in other part of the world, not only in France :P

post #2542 of 11884

Okay, now i'm prepared for some hand job. Don't know what to start with...

 

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post #2543 of 11884
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Okay, now i'm prepared for some hand job. Don't know what to start with...

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interesting, most people use hand lotion/vaseline etc. Hopefully that stuff you are using won't burn.
post #2544 of 11884

You got the idea right biggrin.gif

post #2545 of 11884
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

interesting, most people use hand lotion/vaseline etc.

Whatever you do, don't try tanning lotion. That was a beginner's mistake back when I was 14. Some might say I was caught orange handed.
post #2546 of 11884
I stopped putting as much stuff on my shoes. I think it is better for them.
post #2547 of 11884
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Certainly not 'necessary'. Although can be useful in certain situations.
It can be used to remove wax accumulation and embedded dirt on shoes.
What sort of leathers are your wife's handbags made of?

They are mostly cow hide, or calf leathers. She has some nice shoes i n calf and others in patent.

I'm planning on giving my shoes a thorough cleaning and then working on spit shining them. I can see that shoe care can take up a lot of one's time, but it is highly relaxing.
post #2548 of 11884

I just picked up a pair of suede bucks and I need to grab some suede care cleaner, etc. I was looking at the Saphir products and they have a bunch of different suede care products. Anyone have any recommendations on which one I should buy?

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The best line of defense with white or dirty bucks is the gommadin eraser. You can buy the equivilent suede eraser (lesser brand) at any cobbler or Nordstrom.

I would also recommend using the protector spray.

I would not use the spray on cleaner.
post #2550 of 11884
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy View Post

They are mostly cow hide, or calf leathers. She has some nice shoes i n calf and others in patent.
I'm planning on giving my shoes a thorough cleaning and then working on spit shining them. I can see that shoe care can take up a lot of one's time, but it is highly relaxing.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I stopped putting as much stuff on my shoes. I think it is better for them.

I wouldn't use saddle soap on those handbags without knowing more about them. Definitely not on patent leather.
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