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May I ask you to review a leather degreaser?


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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004RHZJ80

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http://www.mohawk-finishing.com/catalog_browse.asp?ictnbr=596
Sorry for coming off flip last night but considering how light the leather is I would not try to remove it .Ime trying to remove it wil only make it worse whereas just left alone it will dissapate and probably become much less noticeable very shortly . I certainly defer to more experienced voices on this matter tho
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 Ime trying to remove it [B]wil[/B] only make it worse whereas just left alone it will [B]dissapate[/B] and probably become much less noticeable very shortly . [B]I certainly defer to more experienced voices on this matter tho[/B]

 

More experienced and perhaps literate as well. 

 

Yeah, that would be good.

post #5178 of 12439
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Seeing it as patina helps

Making sense also helps.

 

If you're going to dump on people it would help to have an IQ above 91 and the grammar of someone who has actually graduated from High School.

post #5179 of 12439
A word of advice... Don't within six posts start to be a dick on the forum. You need to earn that, buddy.
post #5180 of 12439
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Making sense also helps.

 

If you're going to dump on people it would help to have an IQ above 91 and the grammar of someone who has actually graduated from High School.

 

In my experience, the only kind of person who feels the need to go around telling people how dumb they are is the kind of person who isn't all that intelligent themselves, but would like to think that they are.  Ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect?

post #5181 of 12439
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Making sense also helps.

If you're going to dump on people it would help to have an IQ above 91 and the grammar of someone who has actually graduated from High School.
If you had done any research at all you would realize that my opinion regarding a short list for cordovan care products was anything but an attempt to " dump " on anyone but rather a reiteration of this forums most agreed upon method of initial care for shell cordovan shoes .It is refered to as the Mac method..As to the other matter you seem to fail to note that there was an apology involved or that it had nothing to with you whatsoever . I would suggest however that if you find improper grammar , misspelling , and lack of clarity so distasteful you avoid asking questions on internet forums or at the least take note of the advice given you by Patrick Booth
post #5182 of 12439
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Fair enough.

 

Moving on, I bought my first pair of cordovan shoes this week. Problem is I don't really know how to take care of them yet. I'll be doing some reading obviously but is there a small list of materials that I need to at least get started?

 

I would highly recommend . . . before you do anything . . . would be to study both of the following links (and if necessary, call them if you need clarification):

 

http://www.sidmashburn.com/shop/shoe-shine-playbook/shell-cordovan.html

 

http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide/polishing-shell-cordovan.html

 

All my best,

 

David

post #5183 of 12439

Anyone have any good success using acetone in either special cleaning or regular maintenance?

 

David

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Anyone have any good success using acetone in either special cleaning or regular maintenance?

David
Yes but unless you have read and understand this it is a very bad idea
http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9927062
post #5185 of 12439
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Anyone have any good success using acetone in either special cleaning or regular maintenance?

 

David

 

Hello there.  But I found that Acetone is too weak for my taste.

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Originally Posted by JesseLivermore View Post

Making sense also helps.

If you're going to dump on people it would help to have an IQ above 91 and the grammar of someone who has actually graduated from High School.

In my experience, the only kind of person who feels the need to go around telling people how dumb they are is the kind of person who isn't all that intelligent themselves, but would like to think that they are. Ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect?

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Hello there.  But I found that Acetone is too weak for my taste.

Plutonium works best, but only when you are traveling 88 miles per hour.
post #5188 of 12439
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Anyone have any good success using acetone in either special cleaning or regular maintenance?

I have never used acetone, but I have used turpentine for a wax remover. My understanding is that acetone is more aggressive than turpentine. Here is some information.

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Saphir MDO contains turpentine, which dissolves a mirror shine.

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http://www.regaltokyo.jp/blog/2010/11/post-26.html

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Cleaning
Saddle soap alone is often not enough in order to remove the old, thick layers of wax. For this purpose use naphtha (lighter fuel) or better still pure spirits of turpentine. Both of these are available in art supply shops. Put a few drops of naphtha or spirits on a ball of cotton wool and rub the shoes vigorously. Do not starve the cotton ball! Oil and grease stains can usually be removed using this method. Please do not ever use acetone or paint remover to clean your shoes.
http://www.saint-crispins.com/download/saintcrispins_shoecare.pdf

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At first, you must discolour the leather with the help of the Saphir Stripper. We advise against the use of pure acetone which is very aggressive for leather. The Saphir Stripper does not contain acetone only and will help you obtain the same level of discolouration without damaging the leather.
http://www.valmour.com/advices/finishing-your-shoesglazingsheen,13

ACETONE 50 - 100%
ACETATE DE N-BUTYLE 25 - 50%
NAPHTE LOURD(PETROLE),HYDROTRAITE 10 - 25 %
http://www.avel.com/fiche-decapant,39

post #5189 of 12439
I find that interesting because with the use of renovateur on a mirror shined toe in just a small amount and swirling it around it actually helps create a mirror shine. You actually start getting that slick glassy resistance. I feel it is great for renovating a mirror shine. Unless whatever is in that Saphir jar in that picture isn't renovateur and just a regular neutral polish or something else entirely.
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As a lot of people have observed, the shell on the RL Marlow seems really dry.

I wanted to condition it so I tried some of this stuff called "Leather Honey" which I've used on a lot of other leathery goods with great success.

I put some on the vamp and it soaked it up like a sponge! I did the rest of both shoes and now the shell is nice and soft an supple. It's pretty sweet.

Has anyone else used Leather Honey? I tried in on some calf once but it relaxed the leather quite a bit and altered the fit. The shell seems to like it, though.
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