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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 315post #4712 of 189244/26/13 at 3:35pmpost #4713 of 189244/26/13 at 4:12pmpost #4714 of 189244/26/13 at 4:14pmQuote:
using stiff-bristled brush on cordovan to raise a shine is fairly masochist..post #4715 of 189244/26/13 at 4:19pmpost #4716 of 189244/26/13 at 6:25pmQuote:
Can you post a close up picture?
I've had this happen before. It was when I first started, and I thought the shoe polish color was supposed to rid of scuffs on the first coat. I ended up putting too much polish, which is likely what you have done. By now the polish should really have dried up quite significantly, and you may just take a brush to it. The brush takes off much of the product with any use, and may do you good in this situation. If it IS still gummy I wouldn't necessarily go this route, and in that case I'd wait for another member to chime in. It would be quite curious that the product would stay moist for this long however.
In the future, if you aren't going for high shine like you say, then truly you only need a very conservative amount of polish. Taking it to the limits of patience you can watch Crat's spit polish video, as you will get a good understanding of the very sparse amount of polish and it's great effect.post #4717 of 189244/27/13 at 12:39amI'm currently polishing a pair with some new wax and was very frustrated as the shine wasn't coming along as I wanted it to.
Turns out I needed less spit/water as this new wax is fresh unlike the dried up "bits of charcoal" I'm using in the video.
You live and learn : )
It really isn't an exact science...post #4718 of 189244/27/13 at 1:32ampost #4719 of 189244/27/13 at 1:38am
Very nice! Would you consider making a short "how to" guide for doing something like this. I would very much like to try it but I'm a bit hesitant since I have not done anything similar before. Do you use something like dubbin grease after stripping the shoes to replenish the leather before you apply the dye?post #4720 of 189244/27/13 at 2:07amQuote:Someone asked me the same question yesterday, here's my answer.Originally Posted by dlind
Very nice! Would you consider making a short "how to" guide for doing something like this. I would very much like to try it but I'm a bit hesitant since I have not done anything similar before. Do you use something like dubbin grease after stripping the shoes to replenish the leather before you apply the dye?
Applying grease before dying would defy the purpose of stripping the leather with acetone because the greased leather wouldn't absorb the dye properly. I use renovator after dying to nourish the leather.post #4721 of 189244/27/13 at 11:13ampost #4722 of 189244/27/13 at 12:58pmI have two pairs of shoes that I've worn for 2+ years with built up layers of wax from spit shining them and recently purchased Renomat to strip the layers away and start afresh. However, rubbing some Renomat in a circular motion hasn't had much of an effect, should I just rub in some more until the glossy layers just go away? I am a bit afraid of overdoing itpost #4723 of 189244/27/13 at 1:14pmQuote:Originally Posted by Crat
Someone asked me the same question yesterday, here's my answer.
Applying grease before dying would defy the purpose of stripping the leather with acetone because the greased leather wouldn't absorb the dye properly. I use renovator after dying to nourish the leather.
Great thanks! Do you not feel that the shoe needs more nourishment then the renovator can provide after stripping it?post #4724 of 189244/27/13 at 5:32pmpost #4725 of 189244/27/13 at 9:14pm
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