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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

So you wipe it off?

Still curios to find out how long he let it set before wiping it off.

It not a wax that stays on the leather like polish. It's about the consistency of skim milk and is used like paint thinner. Apply a dab from the bottle on a cloth and then wipe on the leather like paint thinner. It transfers the wax from the leather to the absorbent cloth. Wipe again with a clean section of cloth and repeat with Renomat if necessary.

Hope that helps.
post #4307 of 10087
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


It not a wax that stays on the leather like polish. It's about the consistency of skim milk and is used like paint thinner. Apply a dab from the bottle on a cloth and then wipe on the leather like paint thinner. It transfers the wax from the leather to the absorbent cloth. Wipe again with a clean section of cloth and repeat with Renomat if necessary.

Hope that helps.

Understand, however he said he planned on leaving it on for awhile before taking it off. Just kind of wondered how long you would really want to leave something like that on before taking it off. I wouldn't think you would want to leave it on that long.

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post #4309 of 10087

nice shine. how sticky is the surface and how does it hold up?

post #4310 of 10087
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Understand, however he said he planned on leaving it on for awhile before taking it off. Just kind of wondered how long you would really want to leave something like that on before taking it off. I wouldn't think you would want to leave it on that long.
I think he meant he was leaving the renovateur on. Used after Renomat cleaning to recondition the leather
post #4311 of 10087
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Wow, these look incredible compared to what they looked like before.

 

How long did you let the Renomat sit before brushing it off?

I didn't brush anything off, as it just strips the shoes.  I let the shoes sit overnight before I Reno'd them though.  No real reason as to why, I just felt like letting them sit with nothing on them for 12 hours.

post #4312 of 10087
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Understand, however he said he planned on leaving it on for awhile before taking it off. Just kind of wondered how long you would really want to leave something like that on before taking it off. I wouldn't think you would want to leave it on that long.

I was referring to Renovateur when I said that.  To condition them thoroughly I let them sit with the Renovateur on them for about two hours before brushing off.  I then did a second pass with Renovateur and followed the standard Saphir directions (only 3-5 minutes before brushing).

post #4313 of 10087
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post


I think he meant he was leaving the renovateur on. Used after Renomat cleaning to recondition the leather

 

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

I didn't brush anything off, as it just strips the shoes.  I let the shoes sit overnight before I Reno'd them though.  No real reason as to why, I just felt like letting them sit with nothing on them for 12 hours.

 

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

I was referring to Renovateur when I said that.  To condition them thoroughly I let them sit with the Renovateur on them for about two hours before brushing off.  I then did a second pass with Renovateur and followed the standard Saphir directions (only 3-5 minutes before brushing).

Got it, thanks for the clarification.

post #4314 of 10087
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Fantastic shine! Once you've worn the shoes a little, could you please post another pic? I'm not sure I understand what you mean about the wax breaking away.


I was talking to cbfn about wax cracking on the vamp. I meant to say that as shoes flex, this wax on the vamp will break away ,rather than forming wax cracking that you get from kiwi.
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I am sorry if my question has already been asked. I've read the entire shoecare supply checklist thread, and at least 25 pages of this one... I tried to find my answer prior to asking.

1. How often do you recommend stripping wax? Is there anything recommended besides Renomat?

2. How often should I condition? Some say every always, some say 1x/month.

3. Recently bought first pair AE's (walnut "Player") on ebay, and want to increase patina - should I just use natural, or also walnut polish?

 

After reading posts I have altered my years-old, handed-down routine to be as follows:

1a. wipe shoes clean with a damp tshirt

1b. use Saddle Soap once/ month with a damp tshirt (is this redundant is I do #2?)

2. condition shoes with Venetian Shoe Cream in circular motion (less expensive than Saphir, ,and I like some of the results I saw), let sit 5 mins, buff brush

3. apply AE shoe polish from tube in circular motion with old gym sock, let sit 5 mins, buff brush

4. my kiwi waxes were all shriveled and dead... do I replace them and add this as a step, or is the AE tubed polish sufficient?

 

Any comments to my methods and questions are appreciated.

post #4316 of 10087
1. Saphir renomat, stripper if you want to re-dye.
2. Depends on how often and in what conditions you wear your shoes. Once every few months should suffice imo.
3. Use dark brown and black.

sounds OK. Use saddle soap only if shoes are dirty.
post #4317 of 10087
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Originally Posted by Noo Guy View Post

I am sorry if my question has already been asked. I've read the entire shoecare supply checklist thread, and at least 25 pages of this one... I tried to find my answer prior to asking.

1. How often do you recommend stripping wax? Is there anything recommended besides Renomat?

2. How often should I condition? Some say every always, some say 1x/month.

3. Recently bought first pair AE's (walnut "Player") on ebay, and want to increase patina - should I just use natural, or also walnut polish?

 

After reading posts I have altered my years-old, handed-down routine to be as follows:

1a. wipe shoes clean with a damp tshirt

1b. use Saddle Soap once/ month with a damp tshirt (is this redundant is I do #2?)

2. condition shoes with Venetian Shoe Cream in circular motion (less expensive than Saphir, ,and I like some of the results I saw), let sit 5 mins, buff brush

3. apply AE shoe polish from tube in circular motion with old gym sock, let sit 5 mins, buff brush

4. my kiwi waxes were all shriveled and dead... do I replace them and add this as a step, or is the AE tubed polish sufficient?

 

Any comments to my methods and questions are appreciated.

 

1.  Less than once a year.  Acetone or spirits of turpentine. 

2. Once to twice per month depending on how frequently they are worn.

3. If you want to "increase" patina on a Styleforum definition, use darker colors to paint the f*** out of it.  Otherwise just use neutral and let it fade naturally.

 

1b.  Once per month saddle soap sounds really excessive...

4. Don't need to replace dried waxes; they produce mirror shine with less efforts.

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An 'action shot' of my new leather polishing apron smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

An 'action shot' of my new leather polishing apron smile.gif




Wow what a style!
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

An 'action shot' of my new leather polishing apron smile.gif




Wow, that is amazing.
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