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post #586 of 10218
Everything I need to care my shoes :

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The result is here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/168002/shoe-damage-report-shoe-porn-central-part-ii/7560#post_4936818
post #587 of 10218
Fulb,

Your shoes look GREAT! Thank you for posting them.

Do you use a separate conditioner, or do you rely on the conditioner in the cream polish?
post #588 of 10218
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Fulb,
Your shoes look GREAT! Thank you for posting them.
Do you use a separate conditioner, or do you rely on the conditioner in the cream polish?

Thanks

I do also use the Universal Shoe Polish Cream from Saphir but not every time once on three.
Hope I understood well what conditioner means confused.gif
post #589 of 10218
Hey Fullb, what ever happened to that polishing YouTube video you were going to do?
post #590 of 10218

Greetings to all.

 

I was lucky enough to find this forum and would like your collective thoughts and experiences on leather dyeing.  I have seen how this is a practice followed by some shoe shiners in Mexico after they use saddle soap and before they apply shoe paste.  Granted, the leather dye used seems to be somewhat diluted and not applied to the whole shoe.

 

Here is the YouTube thread:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc2tB4xuz7A

 

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

post #591 of 10218
There is a whole thread on this titled "Shoe Antiqueing"
post #592 of 10218

Thank you kindly for your reply.

post #593 of 10218
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I was wrong, it is not silicone. I still wouldn't use it.

You're quite adamant about SnoSeal and I wonder why?

I've used it for years, nay, decades on my boots and find it to be the best waterproof product out there. Opinions about, right? But let me share my experience that the colors of the leathers do indeed darken, but I find the shading to be quite patina-like and attractive. Also, and this is critical, the very high beeswax content does not allow this product to become rancid and you can absolutely put a polish over it. In fact, the SnoSeal itself can be polished after you let it soak into the leather and then buff off any superfluous wax.

The removal of this superfluous wax is important in the "health" of the leather - that extra wax only can collect dirt and really serves no protective quality since the seams, stitching thread, and holes are already deeply saturated with wax and the mere surface tension of water will prevent the water from penetrating.
post #594 of 10218
I think this was covered somewhere in this thread but I haven't found it - what's standard care for before the first wear? You Reno even before the first wear?
post #595 of 10218
Always condition before first wearing. Reno is fine if you have it.
post #596 of 10218
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Hey Fullb, what ever happened to that polishing YouTube video you were going to do?

Here it is : http://mydayshoes.tumblr.com/post/13493935289/real-time-shoeshine
Sorry for the delay and the blur on the first half.
post #597 of 10218

This is great! Thank you. Just maybe it is possible for you to add to the description which products you were using the the different points in time.

 

post #598 of 10218
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Always condition before first wearing. Reno is fine if you have it.

thanks much, Gdot. My two new pairs are now ready to rock.
post #599 of 10218
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

thanks much, Gdot. My two new pairs are now ready to rock.

Poast pics! PLEAZE!

I have a new pair of Septieme Largeurs in hand. Will poast in the shoe porn threak shortly.
post #600 of 10218
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Poast pics! PLEAZE!
I have a new pair of Septieme Largeurs in hand. Will poast in the shoe porn threak shortly.

Definitely - once I get my new iPhone. To preview, 1 pair of Cheaney FS029 boots, 1 pair of DC Lewis in the #2 color. Also arriving in a month or so, 1 pair of G&G Grants.
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