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Originally Posted by dbhdnhdbh View Post

There are threads where people describe lightly sanding off edge dressing. Nick V has said there are no gentle ways of getting it off. He says they avoid it at the shop to reduce the risk of errant dressing.


Perhaps stay away from it except on black shoes?

 

i use black and brown  dye for the heels and  applying it with a  paint brush and i  have never had a problem!!! the only thing i do all the time is having the dye bottle at a high below shoes (so not to spill it on them) and wipe off excess dye of the brush at the bottle before applying!!

 

but because of drawing and painting i have a steady hand so i think this is a + for me not having an accident till now!

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Are there any Alden Leather Defender users on here?

 

 

 

Is it worth using?

 

 

Have you used it on both calf and shell?

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I'm not a fan of those J&Ms Sam H, no offense.
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Are there any Alden Leather Defender users on here?


Is it worth using?


Have you used it on both calf and shell?

Pm Sevenfoldtieguy. He may not read this thread. He has a massive shell collection and if I'm not mistaken, he applies leather defender to all his shell.
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post


Pm Sevenfoldtieguy. He may not read this thread. He has a massive shell collection and if I'm not mistaken, he applies leather defender to all his shell.

 

 

McArthur might chime in as well - I hear he has one or two pairs of Alden shell shoes ...

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post


Pm Sevenfoldtieguy. He may not read this thread. He has a massive shell collection and if I'm not mistaken, he applies leather defender to all his shell.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

 

McArthur might chime in as well - I hear he has one or two pairs of Alden shell shoes ...

 

Thanks guys.

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post


Pm Sevenfoldtieguy. He may not read this thread. He has a massive shell collection and if I'm not mistaken, he applies leather defender to all his shell.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

 

McArthur might chime in as well - I hear he has one or two pairs of Alden shell shoes ...

 

Thanks guys.

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What are the very basics of shoe care?
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Originally Posted by insolentpup View Post

What are the very basics of shoe care?

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Originally Posted by insolentpup View Post

What are the very basics of shoe care?

Read the thread.
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Originally Posted by insolentpup View Post

What are the very basics of shoe care?

It depends on the type of leather, if it is shell then you have to bone it, but first you have to get your bone hard and smooth enough, I rub my bone good and hard every night just to be sure.
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I'v been experimenting with doing a mirror finish on the toes of my Jeffery West shoes. I achieved the finish i wanted but being a complete idiot i installed toe taps and the hammer blows caused the polish to crack. I then tried to remove the polish with alcohol and then saddle soap and it isn't working. I'v ordered Saphir renomat and i'm gonna strip the toes and start again. I'v been using shoe cream followed by saphir pate de lux wax (But once i strip i'm going to use saphir dubbin, renovateur, then cream, then wax).

Does anyone know of a way to Gently remove the wax? Bearing in mind that with a mirror finish the coat of wax is very thick. I would also like to start waxing my other shoes, but i'm concerned about drying out the leather.

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I have a question that I haven't been able to find anywhere in the thread.

 

I am wondering if anyone here uses ( or recommends using) Venetian shoe cream on their calf skin? I have a pair of shell shoes I am planning on using it on, but its pretty expensive to ship to Canada, and I'd like to use it for more than just my shell. Is this possible?

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I wouldn't use Venetian on anything as it contains petroleum distillates
post #6720 of 10720
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Originally Posted by OREO View Post
 

I'v been experimenting with doing a mirror finish on the toes of my Jeffery West shoes. I achieved the finish i wanted but being a complete idiot i installed toe taps and the hammer blows caused the polish to crack. I then tried to remove the polish with alcohol and then saddle soap and it isn't working. I'v ordered Saphir renomat and i'm gonna strip the toes and start again. I'v been using shoe cream followed by saphir pate de lux wax (But once i strip i'm going to use saphir dubbin, renovateur, then cream, then wax).

Does anyone know of a way to Gently remove the wax? Bearing in mind that with a mirror finish the coat of wax is very thick. I would also like to start waxing my other shoes, but i'm concerned about drying out the leather.

 

Just use acetone, leather deglazer, leather dye preparer, etc.  Don't need to use dubbin but just renovateur or some other conditioner.

 

The other gentle way to remove wax is to use high grit count (600+) sandpaper.

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