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post #4816 of 10118
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Well there is orange and there is brown. I presume they are different cleaners with different uses?
Orange is cleaner brown is conditioner. It says it on the bottle
post #4817 of 10118

straight from the horse's mouth (so to speak), do not use Lexol on shell cordovan (just use it on calf/cow leather):

 

http://horween.com/products/brownout/#comment-462

 

"No Lexol! The Venetian is worth waiting for, and shell doesn’t need much in the way of products. A good horsehair brush and a soft, damp cloth will take care of them the majority of the time."

post #4818 of 10118
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

straight from the horse's mouth (so to speak), do not use Lexol on shell cordovan (just use it on calf/cow leather):

http://horween.com/products/brownout/#comment-462

"No Lexol! The Venetian is worth waiting for, and shell doesn’t need much in the way of products. A good horsehair brush and a soft, damp cloth will take care of them the majority of the time."

Very informative. Thank you!
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post #4820 of 10118
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

People, you are leading to incorrect conclusions about what I am saying. I am not saying Saphir products are causing cracked leather, I am saying using renovateur as a conditioner exclusively is cracking leather. If it is not cracking the leather itself, then a lack of another proper leather conditioner like Lexol, or Bickmore IS leading to cracked leather. RENOVATEUR IS NOT a good conditioner. It IS a good cleaner and rejuvenator before polish is applied on areas like the toe and heel and whatnot.

I totally agree on that Presidential shine bullshit. Kirby, I love ya, but honestly out of experience the "less is more" approach is much better. I mean applying a heavy solution of acetone to my shoes, only to grease them with dubbin? Really? confused.gif Seems awfully counter productive. One step forward, two steps back if you ask me.


pB - if one were to use Lexol conditioner in conjunction with Reno...in what order would you use them?  TIA!

post #4821 of 10118
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Originally Posted by kayjaybee View Post


pB - if one were to use Lexol conditioner in conjunction with Reno...in what order would you use them?  TIA!

It doesn't really matter because they are never touching each other. Lexol on vamp, reno everywhere else. Then polish. Minimal polish on vamp, if any.
post #4822 of 10118
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Interesting. See post #8 Same horse's mouth: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?95971-Should-I-Moisturize-30-Year-Old-Hanover-Cordovan-Bluchers

Thank you for the post. However, Nick from B Nelson is not Nick Horween.
post #4823 of 10118
Well, I'll be.
post #4824 of 10118
I made the same mistake some hundred pages back. I tried some lexol on a small spot on a pair of shell shoes, and it turned misty white. I would advise the Saphir shell cream instead, works wonders.
post #4825 of 10118

Confused on the Reno discussion.  I was under the impression Reno was both a cleaner and a conditioner.  Figured putting it on every couple of months was good to keep shoes conditioned and soft.

 

Back to the drawing board.

post #4826 of 10118
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

I made the same mistake some hundred pages back. I tried some lexol on a small spot on a pair of shell shoes, and it turned misty white. I would advise the Saphir shell cream instead, works wonders.

I have only used it on the crease going across the vamp of my shoe. It was already misty because, well, it is shell and that is what happens. I wouldn't use it on the toe or anything, then again I wouldn't use it on other parts of calf either. It penetrates the finish too much and you have to work kind of hard to get a good shine again.
post #4827 of 10118
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Confused on the Reno discussion.  I was under the impression Reno was both a cleaner and a conditioner.  Figured putting it on every couple of months was good to keep shoes conditioned and soft.

 

Back to the drawing board.

 

This was my impression as well (and although I've only been using for six months, I've been very happy with the results).  Guess I'll buy some Lexol as well. 

post #4828 of 10118
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Originally Posted by hanskl View Post



Just noticed this on my C&Js as I was doing some maintenance.. Is that mold?

Question.

 

If one of the two goals of a shoe tree is to wick up moisture, and that didn't happen, do I really need to limit my shoe tree options to non-polished cedar? 

 

It's more or less hypothetical since it's pretty hard to find cheap shoe trees that aren't non-coated cedar.

post #4829 of 10118
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Question.

If one of the two goals of a shoe tree is to wick up moisture, and that didn't happen, do I really need to limit my shoe tree options to non-polished cedar? 

It's more or less hypothetical since it's pretty hard to find cheap shoe trees that aren't non-coated cedar.
Dont you love it when the best choice is also the easiest If you are really into the look of polished wood trees just let the shoes dry before putting them in
post #4830 of 10118

Thank you for that run-on sentence that confused me for a few minutes.

The question was, is it really the best choice, or just the easiest? Or does it even really matter?

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