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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Really impressed with lexol for dry shell

Looks great, but is Lexol really recommended for shell?

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I use it on the creases in shell. Reno and wax on the rest. I can't see how Lexol could be bad for anything.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

 

I use Reno every single time I polish.  As a cleaner.  And use Lexol or shoe cream to condition before I put on any polish.  Usually if I am lazy enough, Reno alone will dissolve the top layer of wax and let me buff out a new shine.

 

According to Men's Ex Collonil shoe cream is better in conditioning than Saphir M D'Or Creams.  Will give that a try someday.

how often do you polish your shoes chogal? i think once  every 15-30 days is ok(according to how many times you wear your shoes)

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Interesting that Collonil uses Aloe and Cedar oils in their stuff. Haven't seen that before. Also on their website their "Organic Care" line claims it is 90% natural. If their organic line is only 90% natural I am curious as to what is in their other stuff.

All of the talk of these oils and such in leather is interesting, and I doubt one is inherently "Better" than another, the only thing I can think of is the oils going rancid, but Lexol still has a one up on a lot of them in my book because of the migration issue. Lexol stays put whereas a lot of these other oils and such attract dust, feel greasy, and essentially "wring out" when flexed.

when they say 90% natural they mean with no process on them!!(take them and mix them as they are!)(at least this is what the official dealer said me here ,who is a friend of mine')

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I use it on the creases in shell. Reno and wax on the rest. I can't see how Lexol could be bad for anything.

Lexol may be fine for shell but for some reason Nick Horween recommends against it here:

 

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

 

 

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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.

 

Scroll up that page to see what the comments are about. 

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Originally Posted by RIDER View Post

Indeed.......
http://riderboot.com/2012/03/24/shell-cordovan-clean-up/

Hey Ron, have you tried Renomat with Alden's whiskey shell? Curious if the Renomat will remove the shiny finish used by Alden...
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Lexol may be fine for shell but for some reason Nick Horween recommends against it here:

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



Scroll up that page to see what the comments are about. 

This is well established. I think he recommends against it not because it is bad for it, but because it can mess up the finish. The finish, the dyes and such used on shell don't really get absorbed like in calf due to it being so nonporous and such, but rather sit on top. Since Lexol is very penetrating (unlike saphir) it can mess up the shine and loosen the color and such this is why I only use it on the creases.
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Hey Ron, have you tried Renomat with Alden's whiskey shell? Curious if the Renomat will remove the shiny finish used by Alden...

My opinion is it most likely would remove it. Renomat is a stripper, that is what it does.
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

how often do you polish your shoes chogal? i think once  every 15-30 days is ok(according to how many times you wear your shoes)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

when they say 90% natural they mean with no process on them!!(take them and mix them as they are!)(at least this is what the official dealer said me here ,who is a friend of mine')

 

Dress shoes got cleaned/conditioned every 3-6 weeks depends on how lazy I am, polished even less frequently.  I find once I throw a decent mirror shine on them its not hard to maintain at all.

 

Boots wearing casually got lexoled on them more often.  Suedes shoes only gets brushed pre and post wear.

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yes it's quite easy to maintain a mirror shine if it is build good the Fist time! Always with noone step on your shoes!
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Really impressed with lexol for dry shell

Actually, neither Lexol nor Renovateur is the typical long-term solution for older shells in need of revitalization......best is to go to Neats Foot Oil.

Nothing wrong with using either of the above in this case...Neats Foot Oil is just a little more efficient for this.
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Hey Ron, have you tried Renomat with Alden's whiskey shell? Curious if the Renomat will remove the shiny finish used by Alden...

Not Alden's, no....but here is before/during/after Renomat of one of my boots in Whiskey Shell:







All it did was take off a little of the top coat, no color. But, we don't add/use much product in the factory, and I think Alden does kick them up a bit, so best to try on the heel cover or something first.
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

how often do you polish your shoes chogal? i think once  every 15-30 days is ok(according to how many times you wear your shoes) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
when they say 90% natural they mean with no process on them!!(take them and mix them as they are!)(at least this is what the official dealer said me here ,who is a friend of mine')

Dress shoes got cleaned/conditioned every 3-6 weeks depends on how lazy I am, polished even less frequently.  I find once I throw a decent mirror shine on them its not hard to maintain at all.

Boots wearing casually got lexoled on them more often.  Suedes shoes only gets brushed pre and post wear.

Thank you for your replies, chogall and others, I do my shoe polish every one to two month, so will apply Reno in the same time frame.
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Originally Posted by RIDER View Post

Actually, neither Lexol nor Renovateur is the typical long-term solution for older shells in need of revitalization......best is to go to Neats Foot Oil.

Nothing wrong with using either of the above in this case...Neats Foot Oil is just a little more efficient for this.

I understood Renovateur had as bit of Mink oil in it. Is that true?
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Dress shoes got cleaned/conditioned every 3-6 weeks depends on how lazy I am, polished even less frequently. I find once I throw a decent mirror shine on them its not hard to maintain at all.

This sums it up. Energy used in a one time burst saves need to polish so much.
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Yes renovateur contains mink oil
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I understood Renovateur had as bit of Mink oil in it. Is that true?
This sums it up. Energy used in a one time burst saves need to polish so much.

Yes, Renovateur MDO is Mink Oil based......cosmetic grade real mink oil sourced from Finland. The Saphir Blue Label Renovateur's are based on a combination of the same mink oil plus coconut oil. Even I don't know the percentages though.
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