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post #16 of 46
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Okay here they are after about 3 light coats of AE burgundy polish, I think they are well on their way now to evening out, what do you guys think?

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Compared to last night w/o any polish:

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post #17 of 46
Walk with your left shoe on the sunny side of the street for the next 2 years.
When driving, keep right shoe on and velcro the left shoe to the roof of the car until the colour evens out.
post #18 of 46
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

Got these shipped to me, and clearly one has been exposed for quite some time to lighting as a floor model. Any suggestions?
I plan on trying to lighten the other shoe w/ natural sunlight, but maybe there's a better way, as in darkening the floor model safely?
FYI the original color is Chestnut
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Send them back and get a replacement.  Darken the lighter shoe or put the darker opne in the sun and wait about 2 yearslol8[1].gif

post #19 of 46
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Originally Posted by furo View Post


Yes they were 50% off, and possibly the only pair left anywhere in this size

This is what happens when you buy discounted stuff. There's a reason things are on sale  or 2nds even if to your untrained eye it's not apparent. Just buy a new pair of shoes in a brand you can afford and stop trying to live Large when you're a pauper or some HS kid.lol8[1].gif

post #20 of 46
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This is what happens when you buy discounted stuff. There's a reason things are on sale  or 2nds even if to your untrained eye it's not apparent. Just buy a new pair of shoes in a brand you can afford and stop trying to live Large when you're a pauper or some HS kid.lol8%5B1%5D.gif

 

lurker[1].gif  enjoy getting your head ripped off by an ex marine (??) (army trained beefcake).

post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

Send them back and get a replacement.  Darken the lighter shoe or put the darker opne in the sun and wait about 2 yearslol8%5B1%5D.gif

I had similar situation on a pair of amber color shoes. I have polished them for last 12 months . But still one looks slightly different to other. In last 12 months I have polished them over 20-30 times. I also have a pair of shell with the same issue. I haven’t even bothered after 5/6 polishes. If the price is good keep them. But you will always see the difference.
BTW my shell pair I took them to cobbler and he said its not possible to polish and change color in shell.
post #22 of 46

try leather honey conditioner, it really darkens the color if you leave it overnight

post #23 of 46
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I may throw on a heavier coat of Lexol tonight - it's the regular conditioner (not the "non-darkening" stuff).
post #24 of 46
Heavier oxblood on the delinquent one - it is getting there if it will never be perfect.
post #25 of 46
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Heavier oxblood on the delinquent one - it is getting there if it will never be perfect.

What do you think about some brown as well?
post #26 of 46

I'd be amazed at myself if I noticed the shade difference on two different feet. It would have to be a photo. A photo where you were standing with your feet parallel, so I didn't think it was the light. 

post #27 of 46
I'm surprised no one recommended bleach on the darker shoe.
post #28 of 46
what shoe is that, they look nice
post #29 of 46
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C&J Westbourne
post #30 of 46
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

Renovateur, followed by some appropriate cream polish.

Do you mean this? Because that's a cream... also, what about trying some neatsfoot oil to darken the shoe? Says the Renovateur has neatsfoot in it, so perhaps neatsfoot alone will do the trick, I dunno....
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