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post #3091 of 10449
Yeah, read great things about the oil as well.
post #3092 of 10449
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Also, check out Obenauf's Leather Oil. I use it on my leather sofa. Check out their stuff here: https://www.obenaufs.com/index.php?route=common/home

Your'e giving me ideas...

Would it be so ridiculous to mirror shine my leather sofa, especially if I only do the front of the armrests?

Lear
post #3093 of 10449
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How easy would it be to remove heel guards? Or should I bring the shoes to a cobbler?
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anyone know?

post #3094 of 10449
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Your'e giving me ideas...
Would it be so ridiculous to mirror shine my leather sofa, especially if I only do the front of the armrests?
Lear

If you do this, you better take pics.

Way of the mirror, Lear. Way of the Mirror.
post #3095 of 10449
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anyone know?

Flathead screwdriver. Pry it off. Not hard.
post #3096 of 10449
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Flathead screwdriver. Pry it off. Not hard.

thanks! was worried i might damage something. but good to know i can save myself a trip

post #3097 of 10449
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If you do this, you better take pics.
Way of the mirror, Lear. Way of the Mirror.

Promise I shall. Think I might have hit upon an untried method of seduction here. So many ideas are flooding my mind right now.

I'll simply leave with these words... SHE SHALL BE MINE!

Give me a few weeks to build up the layers, and I'll get back to you all. In the mean time, back to your scheduled programme and apologies for the off-topic interruption.

See you all in a few weeks...

Lear
post #3098 of 10449
Way of the mirror, Lear. Way of the mirror. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Wouldn't a mirror-shined couch a) crack because couches flex all over the place or b) if it didn't crack, be prone to gross finger-prints and stuff?

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Wouldn't a mirror-shined couch a) crack because couches flex all over the place or b) if it didn't crack, be prone to gross finger-prints and stuff?

Hey, shut up, you!
post #3101 of 10449
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I'm getting my first pair of shoes worth caring for, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot in Brown. I'm curious what is important for my shoe care "starter kit" to best care for these boots (and provide the foundation for more purchases as I get more adventurous). Based on what I've read, I'm thinking a good place to start might be:


AE Horsehair Dauber

      I've never understood the point.

 

AE Horsehair Shine Brush

      You can get a $5 Kiwi one at grocery stores, but either way.


AE Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth x2

Use a rag, old-shirt, or go to Wal-Mart or JoAnns and buy all the fabric you would ever need for $5.

 

AE Conditioner/Cleaner

       Not necessary.

 

AE Combination Cedar Shoe Trees

      Yes to shoe-trees - doesn't much matter the type.

 

Kiwi Brown Paste Polish

      Only if you want to bull the toe, which is a bit tricky on chromexcel, otherwise not necessary.

 

Atsko Sno-Seal Wax

      Yes.

 

Lexol Leather Cleaner

      Not necessary.

post #3102 of 10449
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Hey, shut up, you!

 

I meant, WAY OF THE MIRROR. BLIND HEATHENS WITH YOUR COUCH.

post #3103 of 10449

Okay, here's a question: I have a bridle leather briefcase that I treated with Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP. When it gets rained on, the water appears to bead on the surface, but the surface of the leather bubbles. When it dries, the bubbles disappear. Besides applying another coat of LP (when it's dry, of course), any ideas to minimize these bubbles?

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Okay, here's a question: I have a bridle leather briefcase that I treated with Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP. When it gets rained on, the water appears to bead on the surface, but the surface of the leather bubbles. When it dries, the bubbles disappear. Besides applying another coat of LP (when it's dry, of course), any ideas to minimize these bubbles?

Those bubbles are water getting trapped between the layer of wax and the leather itself. The only way to prevent it is to put a thicker layer of the heavy duty on it, which you might not want to do. Maybe try a thin coat of the Obenauf's Leather Oil.
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I had a problem on my briefcase with the LP. The water would bring up the wax and leave water-droplet shaped wax marks raised on the surface. I stripped it down and put Obenauf's leather oil on it and it's been much better. 

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