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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

happy.gif What did you use on them?

red wing silicon waterproofing. click the link for a pic of the product. nod[1].gif
post #692 of 10697
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Nutcracker,
To be 100% you are suggesting using a brush on areas that one is attempting to bring up to a mirror? I've always heard otherwise.
Yes, a brush is great for shining in general. It creates a lovely shine. But for mirror toes it's a no no isn't it?


It really depend on the brush - specifically, the stiffness of the hair and the density of the hair.  Softer and denser brushes are not that much rougher than old t-shirts/rags.  For maintenance polishing on a mirror shine shoes/boots.

 

But to create the mirror/spit shine for the first time, nothing replaces an old t-shirts/rag.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

So I picked up a pair of herring shoes in burgundy, but the color was a bit blah and lifeless, as well as being just a bit too uniform.
A few minutes with some black polish really brought out a great color:
IMG_0275.jpg


Try use Navy cream; it brings out better color and won't look as dull as black cream antiquing effects.  Just IME.

post #693 of 10697
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Try use Navy cream; it brings out better color and won't look as dull as black cream antiquing effects.  Just IME.

although I'm VERY pleased with the outcome (wearing them today), I will look into the navy cream for future use.

thanks
post #694 of 10697
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Originally Posted by PL92106 View Post

Any thoughts on where I can get 54" brown waxed laces? I've searched SF and the web with little luck. Went to two cobblers and local big box stores as well. Refurbing an old pair of RL boots (Coniston-like) that I found in the garage and want to ditch the hiking boot laces. Any thoughts on other types of laces that might look good for wool/chino/jeans? They last saw the light of day literally ~20 years ago when I was in middle school.

No personal experience but these appear to match what you are looking for.
http://www.hanksclothing.com/chippewa_wax_laces_black_54_inch_buy.html
post #695 of 10697
Are the US-based Saphir Renomat devotees ordering it direct from Europe, or is there a US-based retailer that carries it? I can't seem to find it at any of the usual suspects. Many thanks...
post #696 of 10697
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Are the US-based Saphir Renomat devotees ordering it direct from Europe, or is there a US-based retailer that carries it? I can't seem to find it at any of the usual suspects. Many thanks...

I haven't had any luck either.
post #697 of 10697
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

end result. There is some spotting that is apparent in the pics but I think its due to the flash. You don't see it in person really. I'm very pleased.
IMG_0278.jpg
Keep in mind these shoes were about $180

Nicely done
post #698 of 10697
Quad,

If you do choose to use navy cream polish (which I also recommend) do bear in mind that for some reason the pigmints in Meltonion Navy Cream are especially effective at dying the leather.

I've never had any problems using it over other layers of polish. But I recently applied a little to a pair that I had stripped of all wax and the navy cream REALLY soaked in.

Not saying not to use it. As it does indeed work nicely on brown/burgundy shoes. Just be careful to only use it on shoes that already have some wax on them.
post #699 of 10697
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Quad,
If you do choose to use navy cream polish (which I also recommend) do bear in mind that for some reason the pigmints in Meltonion Navy Cream are especially effective at dying the leather.
I've never had any problems using it over other layers of polish. But I recently applied a little to a pair that I had stripped of all wax and the navy cream REALLY soaked in.
Not saying not to use it. As it does indeed work nicely on brown/burgundy shoes. Just be careful to only use it on shoes that already have some wax on them.

Gdot, would you say the Meltonion is more effective in this regard than Saphir? Should I try on black shoes if I'm trying for a little navy in there?
post #700 of 10697
I've never used the Saphir creams so I don't know. Sorry.

My Saphir experience so far is limited to Renovateur and the neutral paste wax. Both of which I very pleased with.

I have lots of colors of Meltonian laying around so it will likely be a while before I have occasion to try the Saphir Creams.
post #701 of 10697
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

red wing silicon waterproofing. click the link for a pic of the product. nod[1].gif

Oh, I see it now shog[1].gif

Thank you.
post #702 of 10697
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Originally Posted by PL92106 View Post

Any thoughts on where I can get 54" brown waxed laces? I've searched SF and the web with little luck. Went to two cobblers and local big box stores as well. Refurbing an old pair of RL boots (Coniston-like) that I found in the garage and want to ditch the hiking boot laces. Any thoughts on other types of laces that might look good for wool/chino/jeans? They last saw the light of day literally ~20 years ago when I was in middle school.

http://www.valmour.com/cleaning-leather-1/accessories-54-shoe-laces-193
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Are the US-based Saphir Renomat devotees ordering it direct from Europe, or is there a US-based retailer that carries it? I can't seem to find it at any of the usual suspects. Many thanks...
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I haven't had any luck either.

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/

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post #703 of 10697

I'm not the person looking, but I don't believe hanger project has Renomat.

post #704 of 10697
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/
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I'm still missing it. Is this renomat:

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/saphir-cleaning-soap.html
post #705 of 10697
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


I'm still missing it. Is this renomat:
http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/saphir-cleaning-soap.html


that's the saddle soap.  dont think hanger project carries renomat.

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