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From what I have gathered from 648 pages; it depends.
post #9722 of 19272
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

While trudging through the several hundred, but interesting, pages of this thread, I've detected more than once a consensus (sorta) form on one point or another, only to be replaced a few weeks or months later by a different idea.

So, at the present time, is there an emerging general agreement among the more respected contributors that Saphir neutral cordovan creme might be the best thing for conditioning shell? Or have I misread things?

Thanks

 

General agreement among the more respected contributors...what about the rest of us, then? :happy:

post #9723 of 19272
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

What are people's experiences with Saphir Creme Universalle?


Is this the same as Neutral Cordovan Creme?
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post #9725 of 19272
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

Could I turn a "natural"-colored welt (with white stitching) dark brown? How would I go about doing such a thing?

 yes you cun and its quite really easy!! you just need a leather dye(most of the time i use saphir teinture Francaise, alcohol based is penetrating and dry a lot faster(15-20 sec and you are ready to polish)) , a paint brush(it ll give you a lot more control and precision as you want to dye only the welt) and a steady hand!!

 

only remember clean the welt-sole from polish before you start!! hope i helped :happy:

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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Is this the same as Neutral Cordovan Creme?
No
post #9727 of 19272
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post
 

 yes you cun and its quite really easy!! you just need a leather dye(most of the time i use saphir teinture Francaise, alcohol based is penetrating and dry a lot faster(15-20 sec and you are ready to polish)) , a paint brush(it ll give you a lot more control and precision as you want to dye only the welt) and a steady hand!!

 

only remember clean the welt-sole from polish before you start!! hope i helped :happy:

Thanks! I appreciate it. I've never tried anything with leather dye before, but it sounds like it would be something I could manage.

post #9728 of 19272
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Originally Posted by NickInTO View Post
 

Boots look great! Obenauf's is magic. I beat up a pair of Red Wings during the winter here, and a fresh coat of Obenauf's leave them looking like new.

 

I have some Montana Pitch Blend. Do they accomplish the same thing? It's a leather protectant, too. I got it from Leffot; has a similar effect on my CXL boots.

 

Nice shots! Did you clean with vinegar to get the salt out?

post #9729 of 19272
MPB and OBLP are slightly different I believe the LP protects a little better, however it also changes the color of the leather more.
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

http://bit.ly/1pXAjyX

 

Did that already, thanks :)

 

What I'm gathering so far:

 

Saphir Renovateur / Creme Universalle — condition shell

Renomat — strip polish

Neutral Cordovan Creme — polish shell (?)

Paste Wax — restore polish from deep marks

 

Glad I got the 1L Lexol for my calfskin stuff. Leather care will become my Sunday activity.

post #9731 of 19272
You're over thinking this, just get pigmented cordovan cream and wax for the toe and heel and be done with it
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So, I went to my local cobbler to have a pair of AE fifth streets with leather soles topy-ed (for work trips to seattle)-- he suggested that instead of putting a toppy on the soles he could coat them with some clear acrylic resin that would make them reasonably waterproof for a year or two of wear, without changing the feel of the soles or the look of a single-sole dress boot (for half the price of a $35 topy). Is that something anyone's had done? Or is my cobbler an innovator?

 

PS: I have read lots of discussions on topy or not topy. so my intention is not to initiate yet another argument on its merits/demerits - I'm just wondering if anyone had something similar done.

post #9733 of 19272
Never heard of it, but resin isn't very strong I can't imagine it lasting nearly as long as he says. On top of that id imagine it would be slippery. Just for good measure: topies are for douchebags.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Never heard of it, but resin isn't very strong I can't imagine it lasting nearly as long as he says. On top of that id imagine it would be slippery. Just for good measure: topies are for douchebags.

This is awesome.

I never understood putting a piece of rubber over a hand crafted oak bark leather sole. I always thought of it as putting a set of those goofy teeth on kate upton. Why make something beautiful, ugly.
post #9735 of 19272

Agreed.

 

Topy's ruin shoes. They are disgraceful.

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