Originally Posted by joonian
I have a question about removing old polish with Renomat. I just got a pair of ebayed Loake chukkas in English tan. The toes have had dark brown wax applied to them. So I did what the Renomat pictoral instructions said and brushed, applied Renomat, left for 15 minutes. At the end of 15 minutes -- no difference, literally!
I then did another round of Renomat, with the extra step of taking a small applicator brush to the toes after the Renomat had settled in for a few minutes. The old wax seemed to spread out a little bit, but it wasn't removed.
Do I have to get some acetone/white spirit/other alcohol for this? Shouldn't Renomat be taking care of this easily? The old wax actually doesn't look like a huge amount, it's just that it's noticeable because it's a different colour. Am I using the Renomat wrongly?
On a sidenote, I have had very good results with Saphir's suede cleaner with multiple pairs of shoes, and I just did what the instructions said.
hmmm i think you just used it the wrong way!!
the old polish(even with silicon in it) had to get off really easily!!
apply renomat on a cloth( prefer an old tshirt or shirt(better cause of the texture of the fabric )) about 2-3 ml, start rubbing the shoe with circular motion(dont need force,cause if you rub hardly you can damage the surface) and you ll see the old polish coming off onto the cloth!! do this until all the old polish ll come off !!!
the 15 min on the bottle if i remember correctly referring to the time you have to wait before re polishing the shoes not the time you leave renomat on your shoes!! (you can see thats renomat in reasonable application would be evaporated in 4-7 minutes)
hope i helped a little bit