Originally Posted by Nick V.
I try to avoid sandpaper and agree w/Ron on the steel wool.
The Corthay's came out great though. Nice job.
Another method for the OP is a black crayon.
Melt the tip. While the wax is wet, apply it to the gouges. Let set until barely soft.
Take the back of a spoon and rub the the area to level out the high edges.
This process takes some perfecting so you may need some practice. Once you get the technique down it yields great results.
You can use it with many colors using different color crayons to match the leather.
Good tip, I hadn't heard of using crayons. I'll bear it in mind for future mishaps that don't include water. I presume you use the spoon in the same way one would use a cobbler's bone?
Spoons actually are hot stuff right now over at the dutch styleforum, I might have to take a picture
Originally Posted by RIDER
Interesting...never thought about crayons. It's also a good reference to so many shoe care posts on-line.....there really is no one way. So many different leathers, so many different finishes, so many different products.
This is very true. I actually had quite a long talk with one of the guys from Corthay about this. No two pieces of leather react to a procuct in exact the same way. This gives handmade shoes their charm though Edited by Crat - 3/28/12 at 12:00pm