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post #6796 of 12424
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post


What are your results on the car seats? I put in in my X5 when new but that is a much harder leather. The M3 has baby soft leather and I'm a little hesitant to liberally apply. I too have a liter from Amazon.

 

I used it too on the car seats, works very well; however, I prefer Gliptone's liquid leather that has also a fresh leather scent.   On the shoes, however, not that well; I tested it on a pair but could not get a proper shine and it leaves a sticky residue in the creases.

So I see no advantages in using Lexol on the shoes albeit some sweat by it.

post #6797 of 12424
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Look at the Leather quality and care thread. A lot of chemistry and people who know a lot about leather and the industry generally say to avoid it.
I'd personally ignore it. If you use renomat to rid it then it will be a chore to biuld the finish back up. Not worth it, imo. I'd have more of an issue with the dick and balls medallion.

 

Interesting.  I thought Horween recommends using VSC on their shells and CXLs. 

post #6798 of 12424
They do and I kindly disagree with it. Also note they use just a touch of it to get a shine on it before it goes out the door. That's it. They don't use it has a conditioning agent. I would honestly substitute Renovateur in place of VSC if you want to use that type of product on shell to get a shine. Honestly, Saphir Cordovan cream is probably better than all of them because there is neatsfoot oil in it, however it won't shine up as much because it seems there is a lower beeswax content in it, and more oils inherently inhibit shine.

If you want to retain the oillyness of some CXL's and Shell I would use the cordovan cream. I personally use Lexol on everything for conditioning at the moment, but I will be trying out GlenKaren products at some point, which seem to have a lot of logic and science behind them. I only use Wax on the toe and heels, and for shell infrequently a touch of cordovan cream on the vamp over the Lexol, and regular shoe cream on the vamp of calf very infrequently over the Lexol. Again, I will be trying out GlenKaren products as part of this routine as well.
post #6799 of 12424
How are y'all applying Saphir Renovator?
post #6800 of 12424
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

How are y'all applying Saphir Renovator?

by hand or cloth
post #6801 of 12424
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

How are y'all applying Saphir Renovator?

Thin latex glove.
post #6802 of 12424
My dick.
post #6803 of 12424
I applied it with my dick for a while but I found it left a smeary finish and my wife complained about the smell
post #6804 of 12424
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I applied it with my dick for a while but I found it left a smeary finish and my wife complained about the smell

told you to use the latex thing, did you listen? nooooo.....
post #6805 of 12424
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I applied it with my dick for a while but I found it left a smeary finish and my wife complained about the smell

I'm starting to get that too. frown.gif
post #6806 of 12424
This all sheds new light on licking soles.
post #6807 of 12424
My girlfriend actually comments often how Renovateur smells like cat piss.
post #6808 of 12424
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

My girlfriend actually comments often how Renovateur smells like cat piss.

Reev suddenly has an idea for a new thread on cutting shoe care costs.
post #6809 of 12424
Cross post from vass thread:

Is it a concern to have closed lacing on brand new shoes (can tighten laces all the way until no gap)?

Also, is some heel slip with new shoes normal due to not being broken in, or should it be be a concern?
post #6810 of 12424
I would say if you have both of those issues simultaneously they are probably slightly too large.
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