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Me too, sometimes a cream brush off store. No need of cooling shit.
post #9017 of 19069

Mr Tomcat, could you explain in a little more detail? I am not sure I understood what you meant. Many thanks, Munky. 

post #9018 of 19069

Yeah, I'm kinda lost, too.

post #9019 of 19069
Do you gents use a different brush for buffing after applying Renovateur and buffing/polishing after applying wax or cream?
post #9020 of 19069
No.
post #9021 of 19069
Thanks, PB.
post #9022 of 19069
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Mr Tomcat, could you explain in a little more detail? I am not sure I understood what you meant. Many thanks, Munky. 

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Yeah, I'm kinda lost, too.

My shoes are normally clean as I brush in office as well. Have a brush and cloth in my drawer. Once I take them off I put them on trees, give a light brush and store them in dust bags. Sometimes depending on the condition I apply a light coat of Saphir Universelle buff it off and store.
post #9023 of 19069

I have to hand it to you, Mr Tomcat, you do a lot of brushing and buffing. 

post #9024 of 19069
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I have to hand it to you, Mr Tomcat, you do a lot of brushing and buffing. 

luv it.
post #9025 of 19069
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Interesting little paper I found on the deterioration of vegetable tanned leather with the addition of sulphuric acids. Apparently around a ph of 3 leather begins to rapidly break down. DW commented once upon a time on the breakdown of my shoes possibly being because of sulphuric acids in the air and rainwater in nyc.

http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/jres/10/jresv10n4p559_A2b.pdf

This is interesting because Glen states on his website that vegetable tanned leather has a ph of about 3.2 and chrome tanned leather 3.8. Either the tannages used in 1933 were very different, or leather is just very fickle when it comes to small fluctuations in ph.

FYI even though the pH number changes are small. 3.0 is roughly 1.6 times more acidic than 3.2, and about 6 times more acidic than 3.8. And acids always need to be in a solution, so without water, the acids in the leather actually will not act as acidic. Now there always is some moisture in your shoes but I would think it is very insignificant compared to having an acidic solution pouring down on your shoes.
post #9026 of 19069
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

Me too, sometimes a cream brush off store. No need of cooling shit.

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post #9027 of 19069
Where's a good place to get a pair of shoes resoled in London.

Blake / rapid, nothing special.
post #9028 of 19069

I've used Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairs in Fitzrovia for Blake/Rapid resoles in the past and was reasonably happy with price, sole material quality (they use oak bark soles), work quality, and turnaround time.

post #9029 of 19069
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Originally Posted by AAJJLLPP View Post

FYI even though the pH number changes are small. 3.0 is roughly 1.6 times more acidic than 3.2, and about 6 times more acidic than 3.8. And acids always need to be in a solution, so without water, the acids in the leather actually will not act as acidic. Now there always is some moisture in your shoes but I would think it is very insignificant compared to having an acidic solution pouring down on your shoes.

I have had a few exchanges with the owner(?) of the company about his products. A lot of scientific work went into these products it seems. I don't understand half of what he says about positive and negative ions and, ph's and such, but then again I think English might not be his first language as some of his sentences are a bit strange. Maybe he is just a slightly crazy, autistic mad scientist or something. Regardless, I am intrigued.
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