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I am still working my way through this thread.

 

I am looking for recommendations for useing Reno on the inside of your shoes to soften them up a bit arround the heel ??

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Of course you can. Any leather can use conditioning at some point or another. Personally I put obaneufs leather oil on the insides of all of my shoes.
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Synovia Horsehair brushes from Nordstorm good enough for polishing/brushing wax and cream polish? Need to pick up a few that are not too expensive. Saphir has some for $12-$13 each. Suggestions welcome. Thanks.
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I've used many different brushes over the years from the cheap ones to the expensive ones. I find that the best one to use is a good old Kiwi brush you can probably find at a pharmacy. I like them because they are very soft and not stiff. It creates more of a "buffing" shine almost like you are buffing with cotton, or pantyhose.
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Thank you sir. Will pick some up today. I have stop being paranoid thinking more expensive is better with my G&G and AS shoes.
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Synovia Horsehair brushes from Nordstorm good enough for polishing/brushing wax and cream polish? Need to pick up a few that are not too expensive. Saphir has some for $12-$13 each. Suggestions welcome. Thanks.

I use the $7 ones from AE and find them to be quite good.
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Just picked up a pair of boots in glazed calf. What's the best way to care for them? I'm assuming using Renovateur would be a bad idea with the glaze.

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Embarrassing question.  Should you have multiple brushes, say one for cleaning and one for buffing?

Thought one might be ok if you do a damp cloth initial clean?

 

Another thing.   Is it ok to use the brush that you use to brush/buff the obernaufs from your workboots to *also* brush/buff the Saphir from your wingtips?

 

Thanks.

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Just picked up a pair of boots in glazed calf. What's the best way to care for them? I'm assuming using Renovateur would be a bad idea with the glaze.

I would probably ask the maker of the boots what to use, they would know the quality of the glaze and what it could handle.
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Embarrassing question.  Should you have multiple brushes, say one for cleaning and one for buffing?
Thought one might be ok if you do a damp cloth initial clean?

Another thing.   Is it ok to use the brush that you use to brush/buff the obernaufs from your workboots to *also* brush/buff the Saphir from your wingtips?

Thanks.

I only use two brushes most of the time. One for black shoes and one for brown shoes. I don't clean with a brush, except for a toothbrush on the welt, and sometimes around the pinking.

I don't use obernaufs on my workboots, as I don't own any workboots (I might try it on the soles of my shoes sometime however). I do brush my shoes (with the same brush I polish with) after I condition them with leather conditioner, but usually after the oil has had a while to be absorbed by the shoe. Any residual oil on the brush should not really be a problem unless it is excessive.
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Have a separate brush for Obenauf's!
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I use the same brush for buffing obenaufs, but only after it is good and dry. I haven't had a problem, however I do wash my brush once in a while with dish soap (cuts grease!)
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