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post #7981 of 19038

I sometimes use a little Saphir Cordovan cream if I get a scuff on my cordovan shoes and need to fix it.

 

I also should come clean that the mac method is a pain in the ass for those of us who are busy most of the day.

post #7982 of 19038
^^ David Copeland reincarnate.
post #7983 of 19038
Most of the new posters on here seem to be.
post #7984 of 19038

Oh patrick; that's going to shut us all up! :embar:

post #7985 of 19038
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I guess that means nobody else knows smile.gif

The evidence regarding the use of neutral cream on cordovan is inconclusive. You should try it yourself and then report to us.
post #7986 of 19038

No one told me (why should they?) that Lexol Conditioner is a liquid. I shook the bottle, thinking that I was dealing with a cream. Gave it a good squirt and  covered the inside and outside of my shoes. It could be worse, I guess. The inside of my shoes are wonderfully conditioned. 

post #7987 of 19038
That paints a great picture Munk!

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post #7988 of 19038

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I turn the shoes upside down at an angle, (the shoe opening pointing towards the ground with the sole at about a 45 degree angle) and I literally pour Lexol on the underside of the tongue so it acts as a slide for the conditioner into the shoe. Then I just get my hand in there and blindly wipe it on the ball area of the upper lining and everywhere else. It does a good job of absorbing everything just using your hand. If it doesn't you can just shove an old t shirt in there to absorb the rest. I don't over think it really, doing this is better than doing nothing. I then put the trees back in so that should absorb extra as well.

I would be careful doing this on shoes that use gemming. If you get too much conditioner in there and it seeps in between the insole and upper lining it can loosen the glue that holds the gemming in place causing it to shift when you get a resole.
 
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No one told me (why should they?) that Lexol Conditioner is a liquid. I shook the bottle, thinking that I was dealing with a cream. Gave it a good squirt and  covered the inside and outside of my shoes. It could be worse, I guess. The inside of my shoes are wonderfully conditioned. 

 

 

You need to pay attention in class :)

post #7989 of 19038

I am suitably humbled.  :uhoh:

post #7990 of 19038
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I would be careful doing this on shoes that use gemming. If you get too much conditioner in there and it seeps in between the insole and upper lining it can loosen the glue that holds the gemming in place causing it to shift when you get a resole.

I never thought about that...I don't pour it in...but I think you may be on to something there. If nothing else "better safe than sorry."
post #7991 of 19038
OOI, anyone come across Collonil 1909 Supreme Creme de Luxe?

Think it's a poor mans Saphir at, ironically, twice the price.
post #7992 of 19038
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OOI, anyone come across Collonil 1909 Supreme Creme de Luxe?

Think it's a poor mans Saphir at, ironically, twice the price.



Twice the price?

Here Collonil 1909 has the same price of the standard Saphir, and costs two-thirds of the MdO.

It's not a bad cream: wonderful for the brushed calf, good on other skins. The real problem: only four colors (black, mahogany, dark brown and neutral)

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OOI, anyone come across Collonil 1909 Supreme Creme de Luxe?

Think it's a poor mans Saphir at, ironically, twice the price.


I have a use the 1909 creme wax, paste wax, nano protector, suede bricks, and almost everything else they carry. Absolutely love all of it. If you are looking for a really good conditioner, 1909 does NOT have you covered, they don't really offer a product for that. But their cremes give a touch of conditioning, with tons of pigment (fills in/covers up lots of surface scuffs and scratches) and actually brushes and buffs to a good shine. The paste wax is good as well. Nano spray is great. Never tried the Terrago nano spray from leffot, but I would think that the 1909 is comparable.

 

Sorry if this was a bit long winded, but when I wanted to try collonil, I had a really hard time getting any info on it from anywhere.

post #7994 of 19038
Thank you gents ^'^^

I appreciate you taking the time nod[1].gif
post #7995 of 19038

OOI, anyone come across Collonil 1909 Supreme Creme de Luxe?

Think it's a poor mans Saphir at, ironically, twice the price.

 

 

Certainly not twice the price if you buy it on Amazon UK. An added advantage of the Supreme Creme de Luxe is that it contains no turpentine. This is good for people like me who are allergic to turps or to anyone who doesn't like the smell. That's not to say that all of the Collonil products don't contain turpentine - some do. The Supreme Creme de Luxe certainly isn't a 'poor man's Saphir.' It's good stuff!

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