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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Gawd even your sneakers are black...

Well, I don't really wear them much. I wear them to walk to yoga and I went on a trip to Cambodia recently where they were worn daily.
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Missus insisted on posting the question here, even though I reckon even renovateur can't get rid of the blue jeans tint on her brown bag.

any ideas? guys


Yeah, Renomat and elbow grease will get it out, but the leather will be very raw and maybe some of the color gone. If you do this condition the hell out of it when you're done. It may not be worth it to try and even out the color and if you try with polish you will find the pigment in the polish will rub off onto clothes. Best to think of the denim stains as "charm".
post #8252 of 10216

Hey guys!

 

Couple of questions:

 

1) Do I REALLY need the Saphir Creme Renovatrice? I do have some scuffs on several pairs of black oxfords, nothing too bad - usually the wax polish does a good job with them. I've been thinking of treating the scuffs with the Renovatrice. Any experience with it?

 

2) What shade of Pommadier would you advise to be used on these:

Dark Brown or Havana?

 

Thanks!

post #8253 of 10216
I've never heard of it. (Read: not necessary)
post #8254 of 10216

Ok thanks

post #8255 of 10216

I always enjoy these detailed and wordy exchanges! :lol:

post #8256 of 10216
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Originally Posted by mfridman View Post
 

Hey guys!

 

Couple of questions:

 

1) Do I REALLY need the Saphir Creme Renovatrice? I do have some scuffs on several pairs of black oxfords, nothing too bad - usually the wax polish does a good job with them. I've been thinking of treating the scuffs with the Renovatrice. Any experience with it?

 

2) What shade of Pommadier would you advise to be used on these:

Dark Brown or Havana?

 

Thanks!

 

do you mean Saphir Renovateur?

post #8257 of 10216
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

do you mean Saphir Renovateur?

No. Renovatrice is a heavy scratch and gouge filler, which then gets polished over. Also suitable for heavy edge repair/treatment. Total overkill for minor scuffs, which should come out with a cream and brushing.
post #8258 of 10216
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

No. Renovatrice is a heavy scratch and gouge filler, which then gets polished over. Also suitable for heavy edge repair/treatment. Total overkill for minor scuffs, which should come out with a cream and brushing.
Hmmmm. Never heard of it.
post #8259 of 10216
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Hmmmm. Never heard of it.

http://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-renovating-recolorant-repair-cream.html
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I think this is sold in the UK (by A Fine Pair of Shoes) as 'Saphir Renovating Cream'. It is advertised as being particularly useful as a 'welt edge dressing'. I have a tube of it and have used it on the edges of shoes. It takes a steady hand. I wouldn't want to use it on other parts of shoes, though -  although AFPoS say that Renomat will remove this cream. 

 

I would recommend caution. 

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A bit more info from A Fine Pair of Shoes that seems to confirm my suggestion that this is Saphir Renovating Cream:

 

'This little tube of coloured cream has a highly pigmented finish to re-stain leather. It can be used to fill cuts, cover scuffs and most stains. It is not intended to be used as a polish by itself, but used in conjunction with regular cream and wax polish. It is most often used as a welt edge dressing to re-colour the edge of your leather shoes. It can be removed with Saphir Renomat.'

post #8262 of 10216
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I think this is sold in the UK (by A Fine Pair of Shoes) as 'Saphir Renovating Cream'. It is advertised as being particularly useful as a 'welt edge dressing'. I have a tube of it and have used it on the edges of shoes. It takes a steady hand. I wouldn't want to use it on other parts of shoes, though -  although AFPoS say that Renomat will remove this cream. 

I would recommend caution. 
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

A bit more info from A Fine Pair of Shoes that seems to confirm my suggestion that this is Saphir Renovating Cream:

'This little tube of coloured cream has a highly pigmented finish to re-stain leather. It can be used to fill cuts, cover scuffs and most stains. It is not intended to be used as a polish by itself, but used in conjunction with regular cream and wax polish. It is most often used as a welt edge dressing to re-colour the edge of your leather shoes. It can be removed with Saphir Renomat.'

Right...exactly as I said. Some refer to it by the French name (renovatrice) while others to the English name (renovating cream). Same thing, same applications, same cautions.
post #8263 of 10216
Thanks for the answers. smile.gif
post #8264 of 10216
I could do with some advice here guys. I had an accident with my C&J Conistons, I split some melted butter on the right side of the toecap of the right boot. The stain was blackish so right from the start I knew it was a big problem. I immersed the toecap in talcum powder for about 48 hrs and then inspected the stain, it had gone right through the layers of polish to the leather. I now had no option but to use water and saddle soap to strip the layers of polish to get to the depth of the stain. After a few cleanings I managed to remove most of the tell-tale signals that there was ever a stain there. Now I have to try and build the colour back up to the original. What you see in the picture is the cleaned toecap with about 3 coats of Saphir Renovator, more to condition and nourish the leather after all the cleaning than anything else but it has darkened the boot slightly, btw is applying the renovator at this stage a good thing to do or should I apply the colour cream/polish to the bare leather. My question is how do I get back to the same colour as the rest of the boot or is this even possible. The original colour is Tan but I have hit the boots with a medium brown(cream and polish) from time to time. Stripping both boots and starting from scratch is overkill and I hope I do not have to go down that road. Maybe someone with some experience could offer some tips as to how I should proceed. For instance could I just apply several light coats of C&J tan polish or should I use a tan cream to build up the colour. Are there several shades of Tan?

Coniston Boots with toecap of right boot stripped to repair stain caused by melted butter.



Coniston Boots with toecap of right boot stripped to repair stain caused by melted butter.
post #8265 of 10216
Member RIDER is the man for this issue.
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