I dyed some shoes from brown to black, no fancy antiquing. I started by experimenting with beater J&M's first and now I'm doing AE's. The shop didn't have deglazer so I used acetone. Dye was Fiebing's and I'll be using Lexol conditioner tomorrow. 1. Cleaned shoes 2. Rubbed acetone multiple times 3. Applied dye 4. Buffed (waited a few hours for dye to dry, too impatient to wait overnight) 5. Applied dye (tongue got only one coat so it looks different in the pic) 6. Tomorrow I'll buff and condition Overall, it was pretty easy. The shop quoted me $35 for the job. Dye was $7, Lexol $8, and I figure I'll probably do a more thorough job than them. One bottle of dye is enough to do a bunch of shoes if you want and of course the Lexol is good to have. By the way, if you're not using Lexol conditioner right now, you should. I had some shoes that were really tired looking and Lexol seems to have breathed new life into them. Great product.
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5/9/09 at 1:31am