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Originally Posted by lucidream View Post

In response to the above, I would also suggest a round of brushing after the conditioning and creaming stage to remove any excess. This should be a different brush than the first that was used to remove dust and dirt.

 

how many different brushes does one normal use for one round of polishing? 

 

1) Brush to clean dirt & dust

2) Applicator brush to apply cream polish (or cloth)

3) Brush after conditioning/creaming stage

 

I assume brush #1 in interchangeable between shoe colors?  Brush #2 & 3 should have a specialized color?

 

Thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

If you understand swedish I can really recommend shoegazing's latest blog about shoecare.

http://shoegazingpunktse.blogspot.se/


Unfortunately, I do not understand swedish, but thanks!  I will check out the hanger project guide mention previously.

post #3677 of 8978

I'm still a novice, so just posting what I've learned. I would hope that you could use the same dirty brush to do the initial clean of all shoes - but there is still an innate risk that black pigment could transfer to a light brown shoe, so be aware. I would use the same brush for the rest of the process (same brush post conditioner as post cream), and have two separate brushes for black and brown. Perhaps others can comment on the overall need for two cleaning brushes to separate black and brown.

post #3678 of 8978
Does anyone have any experience with getting a good shine on BB peal cordovan cap toe boots ? Do they ever get better? Thank-you
post #3679 of 8978

Just a heads up, I recently found Saphir shoe polish in Vancouver at a place called FortKnight.  It's in Gastown.

post #3680 of 8978
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

Gboy: Did you use a bit of water on the brush when brushing to achieve that shine?

No, I don't add water when brushing, only when applying wax. I luckily have got some old bottles of Crema Alpina which adds great quick shine which gets multiplied with selvyt
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post

Gboy - those shoes look fantastic. I'm going to head up the street and buy more Saphir products to get that type of shine...some of the best in this thread.

I guess it's a combination of the leather on this specific shoe and the products. When I first applied saphir cream it kind of removed excess factory polish from here and there, and what appeared underneath was sort of museum like finish
post #3681 of 8978
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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

Does anyone have any experience with getting a good shine on BB peal cordovan cap toe boots ? Do they ever get better? Thank-you

In my experience, cordovan does not shine as well as calf.  I have seen some pictures of a nice shine on cordovan shoes, but I have not been able to replicate that using the same method I use on my calf shoes.

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There is so much stuff in this thread, I don't know what to do for my shoes. I just purchased these Allen Edmonds loafers, and want to know the best way to maintain the new look and how to care for them. What are some products that I should buy? Would a cloth, AE condition, and AE polish be enough or what else should I get? Should I purchase a shoe tree, if so what is a good cheap one? How often should I be cleaning them? They are expensive so I just want to make sure I take care of them right and preserve the new look.
 

post #3683 of 8978
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

In my experience, cordovan does not shine as well as calf.  I have seen some pictures of a nice shine on cordovan shoes, but I have not been able to replicate that using the same method I use on my calf shoes.

look up the mac method
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I've tried it, doesn't work with these boots. I am wondering if wax will work!thanjs
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If the Saphir Reno Matt was too strong, what do you think if I would use the Saphir Saddle Soap as an alternative, or the Saphir Cleaning Soap (which is more mild than the Reno Matt)?

And how to use the Nappa leather Balm on Box calf leather shoes? Should I use it before applying Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Polish Cream?

post #3686 of 8978
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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

Sorry guys, forgot that also applied wax once, High Gloss Saphir Medaille D'or shog[1].gif

Do you mean Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish?

post #3687 of 8978
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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

Does anyone have any experience with getting a good shine on BB peal cordovan cap toe boots ? Do they ever get better? Thank-you


Look up the macarthur method for shell

 

 

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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

I've tried it, doesn't work with these boots. I am wondering if wax will work!thanjs

 

It absolutely will work, but it takes a lot of time and elbow grease.

 

Adding a bit of Venetian Cream or Renovateur can bring up a bit more shine, but the main thing is brushing, brushing, brushing. I also like to use the deer bone on my shell to keep the creases from setting in too much.

post #3688 of 8978
Mac method works on Alden's not this pair of C and J!
post #3689 of 8978
Both yes and no, it works to a degree but don't get as shiny as mac's. I reccomend you to try the Saphir Cordovan cream, gives my C&J excellent shine!
post #3690 of 8978
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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

Mac method works on Alden's not this pair of C and J!

Non Alden shell can benefit from a very modest amount of product. Personally I really like the Saphir Cordovan Cream in Neutral. It's not really a polish or wax more a conditioner.
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