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Newest work. A pair of carmina Chelsea boots by skoaktiebolaget. Original photo is taken by from there website.(no copyright intended)

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Newest work. A pair of carmina Chelsea boots by skoaktiebolaget. Original photo is taken by from there website.(no copyright intended)

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Amazing work. How did you achieve such a deep and dark burnish on the toe? Is this many many layers of black paste wax, done over a couple of hours/days? I've been trying to get this effect on a pair of my Crockett and Jones Westbournes, but haven't had this level of success.

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Amazing work. How did you achieve such a deep and dark burnish on the toe? Is this many many layers of black paste wax, done over a couple of hours/days? I've been trying to get this effect on a pair of my Crockett and Jones Westbournes, but haven't had this level of success.

Nakedsnake this was a patina done on the entire boot then followed up with the shine. If you are looking for this look you can go the route of just using polishes but it's tedious, time consuming and you may never get the result you want. If you go the patina route for the most part it's permanent but gives you the look your after.
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Any advise on dying nubuck? I want to change the color an add some antiquing to a pair.

Also, this thread has been profoundly helpful. I plan to begin practicing the art of the patina in a couple months.
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anyone know how to mix colours to get reddish brown (usually called Polo) for Suede and how to prepare? still got the colours 04, 05 and red from Saphir here.
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Cross-posting from the Shoe Care thread:

 

Next week I plan on trying to dye the spoilered shoes a darker brown color. You can see some significant discoloration and spottiness in the leather currently. When I received the shoes second-hand, I ended up using a darker brown polish, which didn't apply smoothly, and I later stripped the color with some naphtha. I think I rubbed too hard and took off some of the original color from the leather, so no matter what I do now, the color variations show through.

 

I bought some Fiebing's deglazer and dark brown dye. Do you recommend any other products to help establish a "solid" base to ensure more even color?

 

 

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@likenoother I was wondering if you dyed your bag and what the results were. I have not tried to change the color of a bag, only touched up a black one a little. The idea of putting a finish on a bag, similar to some of the shoes I see here, would be interesting.

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Next week I plan on trying to dye the spoilered shoes a darker brown color. You can see some significant discoloration and spottiness in the leather currently. When I received the shoes second-hand, I ended up using a darker brown polish, which didn't apply smoothly, and I later stripped the color with some naphtha. I think I rubbed too hard and took off some of the original color from the leather, so no matter what I do now, the color variations show through.

 

I bought some Fiebing's deglazer and dark brown dye. Do you recommend any other products to help establish a "solid" base to ensure more even color?

 

 

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Sorry for the quick turnaround, but after reading the entire thread, I realized maybe my previous post wasn't on-target for my goal. I'll try again.

 

I would like to take a light brown pair of AE, and just try to dye them a solid darker brown color, as opposed to doing any antique finish for my first attempt. Should I still expect to use several different color dyes and move from lighter shades to darker if I plan on the whole shoe being more or less even? Is there any benefit to adding that extra depth, or can I just use the dye I intend as my final color?

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Any advise on dying nubuck? I want to change the color an add some antiquing to a pair.

I assume dying nubuck is like dying suede, which I have done. My main point of advice would be to be VERY careful when taping off your soles. Make sure everything is well covered and that the tape is firmly pressed down. I thought I did a good job taping off my bucks but there are a few places on my soles where the dye dripped over and stained the sole.
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Thanks #BoomDiggs.
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