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Horween Essex watch band, Made it for a friend for Christmas

Hand sewn, lined and padded with veg tan.

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@blackderbyhat or anyone,

I defaced my cream GATs with a drop of red dye, and it was exascerbated when someone tried to clean it off and spread it around. Now it just looks like a shit stain. It's only on a couple of the side panels on one shoe. What type of paint should I use, and how can I color match to the current color (I don't want to paint the whole two shoes) It's these:

post #1293 of 1349
Or,,, you could just go full pollock on them
post #1294 of 1349
No, the stains are really ugly. Plus I LOVE the cream color. I was disgusted with what happened.
post #1295 of 1349
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Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

@blackderbyhat or anyone,

I defaced my cream GATs with a drop of red dye, and it was exascerbated when someone tried to clean it off and spread it around. Now it just looks like a shit stain. It's only on a couple of the side panels on one shoe. What type of paint should I use, and how can I color match to the current color (I don't want to paint the whole two shoes) It's these:


Personally I'd just do a thin layer of a tinted gesso. (Buy white gesso and cream acrylic, mix until you've got a color you like) You want something flexible and matte, so it sounds like it would work just fine.

Look at my first photo for an example of thickness & result.

It's really hard to match paints like that though. You'll know if you've ever had to paint a patched hole in a wall. Id probably paint half the shoe in a style like this.

Or just have some backup idea for if the painted over spot just looks like a disease
post #1296 of 1349
The panels do take paint pretty nicely though. You shouldn't really have a problem with it cracking on you. This was after a couple layers iirc

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Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
post #1298 of 1349
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Horween Essex watch band, Made it for a friend for Christmas

Hand sewn, lined and padded with veg tan.


Wow, love the detail on the strap-stays.  Excellent work.

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Wow, love the detail on the strap-stays.  Excellent work.

Thanks very much.
post #1300 of 1349

Maybe this is stupid, but has anyone tried turning a "normal" derby-sole into a wedge one? 

Like, simply just filling out the "gap" between the heel and front pad with a block of rubber/wood/whatever, paint the whole side of the sole black, put on a topy?
 

To illustrate

 

You obviously dont get the same comfort as if it was a real wedge/crepe sole but besides that I can't really see any reason why this wouldn't work.
(I need some new derbies but finding decently priced wedge sole ones is nigh impossible)

post #1301 of 1349
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Maybe this is stupid, but has anyone tried turning a "normal" derby-sole into a wedge one? 
Like, simply just filling out the "gap" between the heel and front pad with a block of rubber/wood/whatever, paint the whole side of the sole black, put on a topy?

 
To illustrate




You obviously dont get the same comfort as if it was a real wedge/crepe sole but besides that I can't really see any reason why this wouldn't work.

(I need some new derbies but finding decently priced wedge sole ones is nigh impossible)

What's your shoe size? I might have some random ones that are too big on me
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What's your shoe size? I might have some random ones that are too big on me

UK9/US10/EU43


Edited by kindofyoung - 1/23/16 at 9:06am
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meet "Puffy Chulo", he's an orange nylon puffer jacket with smooth chocolate calfskin sleeves, chocolate beaver fur collar, and adjustable hood shog[1].gif He'll keep you warm day and night; he cool like dat

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Pretty proud day for me today, the coat I made last semester is being displayed on Michigan Ave. Kind of a shitty pic, what with the reflection and all, but you get the idea.
Edited by eazye - 1/26/16 at 6:23am
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Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
I have the same pair of GATs. The whole shoe oxidized to a yellow color. Used Fiebings white dye. Worked great but it did crack in some areas. I made a post on them in this thread.
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