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Fix a scratch

post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

 

I've spent countless hours looking through threads on repairing scratches on leather without success. Recently, I purchased a pair of shoes with this scratch and wanted to know if there was anything that could be done to repair it

 

 

Returning the shoes is not an option so I need to make the best of it cry.gif


Edited by deingesicht - 9/23/12 at 10:00pm
post #2 of 8
Polish as normal, accept it. I would write it off as adding some character.
post #3 of 8
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Would it worth my time using a burgundy permanent marker and try my luck?

post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by deingesicht View Post

Would it worth my time using a burgundy permanent marker and try my luck?

No. Do as the Rooster says.
I do have a question for you though....are these older shoes that you have recently removed old polish from?
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No. Do as the Rooster says.
I do have a question for you though....are these older shoes that you have recently removed old polish from?

Nope these are new and haven't been worn, why you ask?

post #6 of 8

I had something similar. Filled it with neutral carnuba wax. Essentially lots of coats and completely rubbed them off until it was full with wax. When I normally polish over it then the polish colored the surface of the wax. Far less noticeable.

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I had something similar. Filled it with neutral carnuba wax. Essentially lots of coats and completely rubbed them off until it was full with wax. When I normally polish over it then the polish colored the surface of the wax. Far less noticeable.

Wouldn't the wax then crease over time making the area look even worse?

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Wouldn't the wax then crease over time making the area look even worse?


Good question. In my case no because the scratch was on the cap. You may have to wear in the shoes first to see what happens. I also used saphir renovatour on the area first.

 

Although the nice thing with the neutral wax is that it can always be removed if it doesn't work out the way you were hoping, but I have yet to have a bad experience.

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