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Originally Posted by EnsitMike View Post

I was given a full set of Allen Edmonds Carnauba shoe polish as a gift the other day.  Does anyone have any opinions or experience with it?

 

i have used it but it didnt drive me crazy!!!  hahha (i have a 30ml tin from a travel kit)! its quite good but not something special at my opinion!

post #4487 of 8993
Is Obenhauf LP essentially the same thing as Montana Pitch Blend?
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http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_shaw_one_very_dry_demo.html

on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfUaKXasdD4

 

I've seen this before and I think the industrial and every-day applications for this product are wide-ranging...in particular, I wonder what you guys think of this.  I don't know the specifics of how it works but it looks like it could have interesting benefits for those of us who frequent this thread and live in rainy/snowy/salty areas. 

 

I wouldn't use this on my nice shoes/boots until the product has been out for a while (it's already available) and have the opportunity to sift through feedback and reviews but I'm definitely going to use these on my beater boots and my issued boots.  They are more water-repellant than any of the products I've seen on this thread and would probably be more capable than a fresh application of sno-seal.  What I'm wondering is whether or not these chemicals will cause long-term damage to leather and if they make it harder for your foot to breathe and for perspiration to get out. 

 

Take a look at the videos...I'm curious to hear what you guys think of this.

post #4489 of 8993
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

MWS-just wanted to commend your efforts again on a well thought out, well organized addition. Thank you for your valuable contributions! I wish I could construct such complete and supported responses in as little time as you do. Right on.icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

 

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I took a spill on my keister this winter and my shell cordovans took a nice scuff on the side. i've heard the same comments about how the scuffs will buff right out with a deer bone or conditioner. the conditioner method clearly didn't work which leaves me with having to buy a $30+ deer bone. don't know if I want to waste my money on a deer bone to test a theory. others have also recommended using a spoon to smooth out the scuffs

 

I have never met a scuff on shell that couldn't be removed with ample brushing. This isn't back-and-forth brushing, though, I really get in there and spot-focus in tight circles with lots of pressure. So far, it has alleviated all shell wounds I've encountered.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

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I have never met a scuff on shell that couldn't be removed with ample brushing. This isn't back-and-forth brushing, though, I really get in there and spot-focus in tight circles with lots of pressure. So far, it has alleviated all shell wounds I've encountered.

I doubt you are really 'healing' those shell wounds or getting rid of the scruffs. But then again, leather is just dead skin, and were just dead skin cells even when it was on a living animal.

By rubbing, you are probably just increasing the diameter of the scruff to the point where the difference between the scruffed region and the non-scruffed region cannot be discerned.

In other words, you are equally damaging the rest of the leather so that the perceptual contrast is reduced.
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

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I have never met a scuff on shell that couldn't be removed with ample brushing. This isn't back-and-forth brushing, though, I really get in there and spot-focus in tight circles with lots of pressure. So far, it has alleviated all shell wounds I've encountered.

I doubt you are really 'healing' those shell wounds or getting rid of the scruffs. But then again, leather is just dead skin, and were just dead skin cells even when it was on a living animal.

By rubbing, you are probably just increasing the diameter of the scruff to the point where the difference between the scruffed region and the non-scruffed region cannot be discerned.

In other words, you are equally damaging the rest of the leather so that the perceptual contrast is reduced.

One assumes you did not watch the Horween cordovan video posted a couple of pages back?
post #4492 of 8993
Just an update, PS are going to replace my chukkas. I don't know if I want another pair of leather or go with a light suede.
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Just an update, PS are going to replace my chukkas. I don't know if I want another pair of leather or go with a light suede.
Good result!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

The power of Saphir is not to be underestimated!

Day after New Years:
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Today:
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mr.moo, idunno if it's been asked (a search showed you haven't said anything about them)

but who makes those cordovan wingtip bluchers in the very first post? they're gorgeous!

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quick question.. would you go with medium brown saphir creme or dark brown saphir creme for these?

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4360407

I know they say "dark brown", but the dark brown saphir looks very dark to me. If it makes a difference, I also have dark brown wax polish that I will apply after applying the creme polish

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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

quick question.. would you go with medium brown saphir creme or dark brown saphir creme for these?

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4360407

I know they say "dark brown", but the dark brown saphir looks very dark to me. If it makes a difference, I also have dark brown wax polish that I will apply after applying the creme polish

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I think when in doubt go lighter. I use the dark brown Saphir cream polish on my Allen Edmonds Fifth Street boots, but they are pretty dark,
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Does anyone know where I can buy Saphir Suede Renovateur spray?
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Does anyone know where I can buy Saphir Suede Renovateur spray?

 

Are you talking about the product that does this?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRtWlmCjgTs

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Wouldn't.
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

quick question.. would you go with medium brown saphir creme or dark brown saphir creme for these?

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4360407

I know they say "dark brown", but the dark brown saphir looks very dark to me. If it makes a difference, I also have dark brown wax polish that I will apply after applying the creme polish

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I think when in doubt go lighter. I use the dark brown Saphir cream polish on my Allen Edmonds Fifth Street boots, but they are pretty dark,

Wouldn't a lighter polish lighten my shoes? Or will th wax polish even it out then?
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