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post #91 of 10218
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Originally Posted by elgreco View Post
Can someone recommend a good suede brush?

I use a normal shoe brush, for regular "dusting" and "correcting the nap". I have a crepe one too, but never use it.
post #92 of 10218
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
I use a normal shoe brush, for regular "dusting" and "correcting the nap". I have a crepe one too, but never use it.

So a good horsehair brush and a gommadin eraser should cover basic suede care for now?
post #93 of 10218
^ I just use this brush from alden and it seems to be fine. I don't see the point of using eraser on suede.
post #94 of 10218
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Originally Posted by elgreco View Post
So a good horsehair brush and a gommadin eraser should cover basic suede care for now?

In my opinion/experience: yes. I don't know about the eraser:


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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
^ I just use this brush from alden and it seems to be fine. I don't see the point of using eraser on suede.

Doesn't it work for stains/dark spots? I was thinking of ordering one.
post #95 of 10218
The eraser can do a good work for small stains. I have the saphir gommadin and also the collonil "cleaner". I prefer the collonil that is more friable and works very well , the gommadin is too hard and does not clean in the same way.
post #96 of 10218
Thanks, Alex. I'll look for the Collonil.
post #97 of 10218
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post
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Lear

Thank you.


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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
^ Can we get a pic of your mirror shined Brummells?

post #98 of 10218
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Very nice, Jeffery.


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Probably not the most popular shoes here, but a daddy needs shoes to play football
with junior. This is what they looked like (older picture, but that's what they looked
like today):




The sneakers are more than four years old and remained rather dry after their normal
treatment: a brush and some suede spray every now and then. So, I wanted to feed
them a little. I'm not sure what kind of leather this is (nubuck?), but it's obviously not
hairy suede. Here they are after a first layer of Rénovateur (the white wonder balm),
not dried yet:












Here they are after another treatment with Rénovateur, drying and a wipe with a
cloth. They (look and) feel healthy again, so I think this experiment was succesful.





post #99 of 10218
Did I scare you?
post #100 of 10218
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
^ Very nice, Jeffery.

+1, nice shoes, great shine.

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Did I scare you?

Yes you did.
post #101 of 10218
DP
post #102 of 10218
Sorry about that...
post #103 of 10218
A while ago I bought a buffing pad that fits on the end of my hand drill. Would it be cheating to polish my shoes at 500RPM?
post #104 of 10218
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post
A while ago I bought a buffing pad that fits on the end of my hand drill. Would it be cheating to polish my shoes at 500RPM?

I don't care. Please make a before-during-after pictorial.
post #105 of 10218
Ugh, I had hoped it wouldn't rain today, but it did and I was forced to go out to grab lunch today, thus in the processing getting my calf C&Js somewhat wet. I'm sure this has been asked ad nauseam, and I've already wiped them down as best as I could with some paper towels, but how can minimize the spotting? Some Reno, a thin layer of wax, and some vigorous brushing?
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