Originally Posted by joiji
Look like calf to me.
Missing the cream step will just not replenish colour. If you've replemished the oils of the leather with reno, after stripping, I wouldn't be too worried.
I wanted to ask for some more help here - I wasn't ready to give up just yet.
In short, I got the shoes as far as a really nice shine on the toe in all areas except for one dull, matt, darker patch on each shoe. This was in the same place where the initial application of reno and then polish looked like it was being absorbed as damp and showed as a damp patch until I dried it out (Last week)
So last night I went at them one last time with Renomat and removed all traces of wax and product from the toes, then left them overnight to dry. This morning both toes looked very pale and dry - as I would expect them to.
So I applied one light coat of Renovateur to the toes, and once again the product appears to be leaving a damp mark in certain places - exactly like it did before. This is the place that will later not accept any shine. The leather looks mottled, like it has soaked up any mositure in the Renovateur and left a damp mark. This is not how I expected the product to be absorbed - in this uneven manner.
I have posted a pic to try to illustrate what I mean, which I hope is clear enough.
I would welcome any thoughts as to what would make this happen - why is the product not being absorbed evenly, and why is it leaving damp marks (The same happened with the Saphir creme I applied last time and also with the wax later on)
Any thoughts appreciated as this is driving me crazy - I just want a nice even shine.
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