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post #211 of 309
Any skilled gentleman want to take a stab at my Alden medallion captoes that I totally messed up? I will pay you for your services.
post #212 of 309
Just PM Ron, he will do it.
post #213 of 309
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
If you try to do it yourself, I would suggest stripping the color it has COMPLETELY off (using deglazer) before trying to add any new color. If there's ANY of the old color left, you'll get a combo / mixture color in that area.

From what I read in his original question, the combo/mixture is something he plans to use to his advantage. Isshinryu is totally correct that unless you get all of the original color out it will impact your final product. Put if you are trying to go from white to gray, I think that is a good thing.

Good luck
post #214 of 309
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Originally Posted by BoomDiggs View Post
From what I read in his original question, the combo/mixture is something he plans to use to his advantage. Isshinryu is totally correct that unless you get all of the original color out it will impact your final product. Put if you are trying to go from white to gray, I think that is a good thing.

Good luck

Cool, thanks everyone. Will take pics when finished.
post #215 of 309
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I want to see pictures of them on you while you are preforming seiuchin kata.

Nothing like kicking someone while wearing a double-thick sole, my friend! By the way, it's nice to see I'm not the only practitioner with sartorial interests! Take care.
post #216 of 309
I was wondering if using Oxyclean instead of bleach would be a useful, but less aggressive way of removing the color from shoes to prep them for antiquing. Any thoughts on this?
post #217 of 309
I've tried many things and Meltonians Color Preparer and Angelus' Deglazer are both the best.
post #218 of 309
NorCal I Loveeeeeeee the antiquing on the berluti bag. ANy update on the project to recreate the look on the Peal loafers?


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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
I'm about to start a new antiquing project whose goal is to immitate Berluti's light brown antiqued color applied onto these Brooks Brothers (Peal) loafers that are in SF Bandaid now

I'm thinking that Fiebings Lt Tan dye + Tarrago Brown Sugar cream might work along with a darker color for mottling effects but will have to see what works

I'll post pictures before and after when I get to the project this weekend or next

here's the before picture....



here's the antiqued Berluti color I'm going for....



to be continued....
post #219 of 309
Here is round 2 of my Alden Medallion Cap Toes. I have enough boring colored shoes, that I wanted them to look a little interesting. Not really satisfied with how it came out, so I'm thinking of starting over again (for the 3rd time). Opinions?
post #220 of 309
I like them personally. Good job.
post #221 of 309
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I've tried many things and Meltonians Color Preparer and Angelus' Deglazer are both the best.

Waproo Preparer (Aussie) is also good but I got some Fiebings Deglazer and that is seriously good stuff.

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Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
Here is round 2 of my Alden Medallion Cap Toes. I have enough boring colored shoes, that I wanted them to look a little interesting. Not really satisfied with how it came out, so I'm thinking of starting over again (for the 3rd time). Opinions?




There is mottling and the antiquing finish is patchy - all wrong.

It is like you have done a "stippling" technique similar to what happens in the painting and decorating trades.

You will need to deglaze and then start again trying to get a more integral all over colour...trying wiping rather than dabbing IMHO.
post #222 of 309
Thanks for the input. The end result is what I had intended, which I realize is different from the approach that others have taken. I really just wanted to see what it would look like. I'm definitely going to deglaze and try something else. Does anyone have any tips for diluting the dye? The lightest dye that I can find is medium brown, and I find that it darkens the shoe very quickly, even when I wipe the excess off.
post #223 of 309
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
There is mottling and the antiquing finish is patchy - all wrong.

It is like you have done a "stippling" technique similar to what happens in the painting and decorating trades.

I think that is the point; see the chair image further up the thread for example.

Personally, I quite like it.
post #224 of 309
Great thread. Ron are you still offering your antiquing service?

-LR
post #225 of 309
I read the thread and dyed some Johnston & Murphy Aristocrats for practice. The shoes are about 8 years old made in the USA J&M's, and they haven't been worn much. They were a light tan before I dyed them. I wasn't patient waiting between coats of dye, but I wanted a very subtle antiquing and I'm happy with the results. I did the whole job in about 2-3 hours, including the deglazer and several coats of dye and polish.




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