Last night I decided to give an older pair of shoes a thorough "back to life" treatment. They are a burgundy Allen Edmonds McAllister. The creases I thought looked too prominent. So I decided to put Saphir Renovateur on them and leave it on overnight, before proceeding with the regular shoe cream followed by wax polish. I decided to put a thicker blob of saphir above the throatline where the creases were most prominent. After letting them sit overnight, I tried to buff them off this morning. Everything went according to plan, except the area where I had put excess Saphir. Those areas are discolored and I can't seem to get all the Saphir out with normal buffing. I tried to rub some alcohol-water mix over it hoping to dilute/break-it-up, but to no avail. I used some soap with water. Some Allen Edmonds cleaner conditioner. I subjected the area to some modest heat over a flame, hoping to melt some of the residue, but again it's stubborn. Has anyone had this problem? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks very much - I have learned a lot from read some of these threads. No matter how careful - mistakes still happen. Thanks!
Edited by mdapht01 - 1/8/13 at 8:18am