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post #16 of 20
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oh - so you mean I'm not supposed to use the drill? just the drill bit?
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by LeJouvre View Post

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another pair of $1000 shoes wasted.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

oh - so you mean I'm not supposed to use the drill? just the drill bit?

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Just the bit. If you are into self mutilation as an attention-getter you can use the drill with your feet in the shoes as you go. This will help to maintain the original shape of the shoes while you work.


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In the event that there is an utter moron reading this out there somewhere that is even remotely considering using an actual drill on their shoes....please don't.
post #19 of 20
If you only apply small amount each time, start the rubbing on the side first to ensure the wax had spread equally and thin. In that way wax should not go into the holes

That works for me
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Applying polish or leather conditioner very sparingly to begin with will minimize this concern to the point where a good brushing is all they will need.
I am in the process of restoring an old pair of captoe brogues and am using an appropriately sized drill bit to very carefully give each hole a crisp edge. I do not recommend this to anyone else but it does work by very gently twisting the bit between your fingers maybe 2 or 3 rotations does the job. Do this one at your own peril
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Your advice is good.

 

But now that the polish has already dried in the punched brogue holes, what can I do to remove the old polish from the holes and replace it with something more natural (like the photo)?

 

And what can I do with restoring the darker color of the original stitching?

 

All my best,

 

David

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