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post #6676 of 6826

So I just used some water proofing spray on my new clark's. What happened is I used too much one area and tried to dab it off and well... http://i.imgur.com/Tt6r73k.jpg
 

Is there any way I can fix this?

post #6677 of 6826
Dang, you might be SOL with those. Sorry that happened to ya! Next time I'd say just don't worry about water proofing CDBs.
post #6678 of 6826
try brown shoe polish--a cream, not a wax.
post #6679 of 6826
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Originally Posted by lkjh View Post
 

So I just used some water proofing spray on my new clark's. What happened is I used too much one area and tried to dab it off and well... http://i.imgur.com/Tt6r73k.jpg
 

Is there any way I can fix this?


Those looks like the cheaper beeswax leather ones that are being sold now. I sprayed my old ones and they never smudge like that. The new ones mark up by just touching them. I would try to return them.

post #6680 of 6826

I just bought some beeswax leather db. Wore them once. Took them off and noticed a handful of dark colored scuffs across the shoes. The scuffs don't resemble something like taking your finger and scratching the shoes, it almost looks like someone took a pencil and just drew lines across them. The scuffs are about the size of pencil lines, too. What gives?

 

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post #6681 of 6826
Do you think they came that way? they certainly could have; those marks might be scars in the leather. unsightly on a new pair, but not a structural problem.

if they were there before or you acquired those marks in your first wear, you could also try taking a pencil eraser and rubbing lightly on the mark. it may lighten the leather color a little where you rub, but it also may remove the mark. I've done this on pen marks on leather in the past.

but I will point out that whether removable or not, DBs look best beaten up, and once beaten up, these marks will just be part of the look. In the long run, these marks will be negligible.
post #6682 of 6826

I'm not sure, but alot of the newer desert boots seem to be made with leather that scuffs extremely easily. I have brown desert troopers and I can permanently change the color with my fingernail. At first I was kind of disappointed but as they worn in they've aged beautifully.

post #6683 of 6826
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Do you think they came that way? they certainly could have; those marks might be scars in the leather. unsightly on a new pair, but not a structural problem.

if they were there before or you acquired those marks in your first wear, you could also try taking a pencil eraser and rubbing lightly on the mark. it may lighten the leather color a little where you rub, but it also may remove the mark. I've done this on pen marks on leather in the past.

but I will point out that whether removable or not, DBs look best beaten up, and once beaten up, these marks will just be part of the look. In the long run, these marks will be negligible.


I don't think they came like this, I feel like I surely would have noticed.

 

I'm not sure if this is a terrible thing to do, but I took my fingernail and lightly scratched the mark and it looks like it comes off. The leather is a bit lighter there where I have scratched. It doesn't like peel off in pieces or anything, so it's not dirt or something, but it appears to come off a bit. It does NOT come off with a cloth and gently rubbing.

post #6684 of 6826

Quit overreacting, its the nature of the beeswax finish.  These are beater boots that are very inconsistent.  My brother owns a smaller pair with a longer heel than mine.

post #6685 of 6826

Yes, the leather has always been somewhat prone to scratches and the typical wear and tear. However, the newer beeswax leather desert boots will literally change color by dragging your finger across it. To me it's a sign of Clarks trying to cut costs and putting out an inferior product.

post #6686 of 6826

Are you honestly surprised that scraping something with your fingernail changes its color?

post #6687 of 6826
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Originally Posted by seven7seven View Post

The Burgundy's fit the same as the Beeswax however? Do you have any more recent pics you can post? Really liking the looks of them but can't find anything but stock pictures.

Thanks

havent wore it as much
but another pic after a few more wears

post #6688 of 6826
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post
 

Are you honestly surprised that scraping something with your fingernail changes its color?


reading comprehension, not even once.

post #6689 of 6826
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reading comprehension, not even once.


I was responding to Oceanlife.  By the way, if you're going to question someone's reading comprehension skills, you might want to consider writing complete sentences.

post #6690 of 6826
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Originally Posted by bcgr33n View Post

havent wore it as much
but another pic after a few more wears

I was trying to pick between these and a pair of 1000 miles.

I went with the Wolverines but you're starting to make me regret it.
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