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post #9466 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 

OK, so I deeply scratched a pair of shoes. As in, I can see some white underneath. Is there anything that can be done to fix this? Obviously I don't expect them to look like new but I'd settle for them to be presentable.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post


I think Saphir makes a product for this, forget the name but search and you will find it.

 

http://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-renovating-recolorant-repair-cream.html

post #9467 of 19272

Thanks a lot! I'll try it out.

post #9468 of 19272
Post the scratch. That product might be overkill and it might just need a bit of colored cream and wax. Honestly I have scratched up my shoes real good and never needed to use such a product. The only thing I use that product is for edge dressing and finishing up the worn edges of my briefcase.
post #9469 of 19272
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Post the scratch. That product might be overkill and it might just need a bit of colored cream and wax. Honestly I have scratched up my shoes real good and never needed to use such a product. The only thing I use that product is for edge dressing and finishing up the worn edges of my briefcase.

Don't mean to discourage Saphir sells, which is not my intention, but this is actually true. The Crème Renovatrice is a niche product geared a little more to gauges then simple scuffs of small dings. If it a small tear or cut, you can first try filling with a little wax and gently moving a heated spoon over top to melt it in. Let set, cover with a little cream and buff. Apply a little more wax as needed...this is generally enough and your shoes look like they've been worn. Which is ok.

If that fails, then the Crème Renovatrice will fill better.
post #9470 of 19272
Decided to make the jump from AE polishes, lexol etc...

GlenKaren - dark brown, light brown, burgundy, high shine paste and conditioner.

When do we ever need neutral color polish? I figure light brown will work on a variety of brown: cognac, walnut, mahogany etc....From my understanding, color polish doesn't have to be the exact match right?
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Originally Posted by NeedStyleHelp View Post
 

Should I be worried? I tried to mirrorshine these shoes with neutral wax and this is the result. I tried some Renomat, but it still looks like this. Is there anything I can do or are they ruined?

I appreciate your help

 

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Any additional help?

post #9472 of 19272

^^^ still not sure what the problem is?

post #9473 of 19272

Sorry, that's my fault. The toe is considerably darker after applying neutral cream and wax. The burgundy colour seems to have bled and created a burnished look. I want to restore it to its original colour. I tried using several rounds of renomat, with some luck, but the majority of the blackened look is still there. Does anyone have any suggestions to completely remove, or is it something I should just learn to live with?

post #9474 of 19272

Do you have a pic that shows the toe cap and the rest of the shoe?  From what I see in the photos it looks rather nice.

post #9475 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post

OK, so I deeply scratched a pair of shoes. As in, I can see some white underneath. Is there anything that can be done to fix this? Obviously I don't expect them to look like new but I'd settle for them to be presentable.

Thanks.

The white underneath is the "blue" chrome colour that leathers, which are not "struck-through," exhibit. It will never go away. You can fill it in with wax...it will colour up darker than the surrounding leather. And, with the passing of time, it will always threaten to expose the "blue" again...or get "blacker and blacker" even if you're using a neutral wax or cream.

After forty some years I still don't know why any tanner would not drum dye/strike-through their product. When the colour is entirely on the surface, it literally guarantees that the leather...and the shoe...deteriorate, aesthetically, long before it should.
post #9476 of 19272
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Originally Posted by NeedStyleHelp View Post

Sorry, that's my fault. The toe is considerably darker after applying neutral cream and wax. The burgundy colour seems to have bled and created a burnished look. I want to restore it to its original colour. I tried using several rounds of renomat, with some luck, but the majority of the blackened look is still there. Does anyone have any suggestions to completely remove, or is it something I should just learn to live with?

No criticism but are you sure that you did not strip the burgundy colour off the surface of the leather? As I understand it (I don't use the product) renomat will do that.

Beyond that are you sure that you didn't use some product that had mink oil or tallow or neatsfoot oil in it? It kind of looks...esp. with the trouble you're having getting a mirror shine...like it is soaked/inundated with grease.
post #9477 of 19272

Not at the moment. Need to go home and take some pics. In general, this is the colour of the rest of the shoe

 

LL

post #9478 of 19272
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


No criticism but are you sure that you did not strip the burgundy colour off the surface of the leather? As I understand it (I don't use the product) renomat will do that.

Beyond that are you sure that you didn't use some product that had mink oil or tallow or neatsfoot oil in it? It kind of looks...esp. with the trouble you're having getting a mirror shine...like it is soaked/inundated with grease.

None taken. I used saphir renovatuer, saphir neutral cream and saphir neutral wax. Typically when I've used saphir neutral cream I'd get some bleeding, but it would go away. When I attempted a mirrorshine, for the first time, I rubbed harder than I think I needed to.

 

I only used renomat after I had the issue with the burnishing. I hope that makes sense. Sorry for taking up so much space, but I do appreciate your responses. I find all information very helpful!

post #9479 of 19272

If it's not too late, I would agree with the experts, above about Saphir Renovating Cream. I have only ever used it as an edge dressing (and Saphir recommend this as the prime use of the product). I am not sure I would want to use it on other parts of a shoe. It's very useful, though, on double-soled shoes that tend to get scuffed round the edges. 

post #9480 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post

OK, so I deeply scratched a pair of shoes. As in, I can see some white underneath. Is there anything that can be done to fix this? Obviously I don't expect them to look like new but I'd settle for them to be presentable.



 



Thanks.


 



I want to second this. I scraped, literally scrapped the top layer of leather (hanging still to the shoe) of my double monks and used creme and polish to take care of it.
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