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post #1321 of 1333
Great work, Red.

Since seeing your use of the lotion, I've also switched from Réno to Lotion, and find it much more suitable for welt dunk and general cleaning.

I have a hard time looking for crème universelle, though. Would've love to give that one a try.
post #1322 of 1333
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

Great work, Red.

Since seeing your use of the lotion, I've also switched from Réno to Lotion, and find it much more suitable for welt dunk and general cleaning.

I have a hard time looking for crème universelle, though. Would've love to give that one a try.

 

Thanks, @traverscao - Saphir Crème Universaille is available here

post #1323 of 1333
Thanks Red, but I have a strong distaste for backordering...
post #1324 of 1333

Welcome back!

 

Today I'm getting a pair of Saint Crispin's boots ready for the upcoming fall and winter slush.  Join me by posting before and after photos here of your own polish job today!

 

Remember to also cross-post to InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!

 

Without further ado, let's get to it...

 

The "damage"

 

 

 

 

I began as usual by wiping the boots down with a damp cloth and followed up with a brushing using the Saphir large horsehair brush.  I then lightly applied Saphir MDO Leather Lotion all over with a Saphir Chamois Cloth, to gently clean and condition the uppers and sole edges.  

 

 

 

I let the lotion sit and dry for about 15-20 minutes and I then brushed the boots, heel and sole edges with the Saphir brush.

 

After Brushing

 

 

Then it was on to Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish in light brown, starting with two thin applications all over the boots using a Saphir Chamois Cloth and each application was followed by a brushing after the respective application dried.  Once two applications of cream were on the boots, I applied one slightly heavier coat of Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish.

 

Creamed

 

Please Sir, may I have some more?

 

 

Once the last application of Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish had dried for about an hour, I lightly misted the boots with a spray bottle and vigorously brushed the dried cream off, resulting in a deep, matte shine.

 

Voila!

 

Remember to post photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (before and after, please) and also to cross-post your photos on InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!

 

I'll be checking back in on this thread throughout the day, so feel free to include any questions you might have along with your posts — who knows, the answer(s) may even be the subject of a future Shoe Shine Sunday!  

post #1325 of 1333
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

Welcome back!

Today I'm getting a pair of Saint Crispin's boots ready for the upcoming fall and winter slush.  Join me by posting before and after photos here of your own polish job today!

Remember to also cross-post to InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!

Without further ado, let's get to it...

The "damage"


Today's set up includes... (Click to show)


I began as usual by wiping the boots down with a damp cloth and followed up with a brushing using the Saphir large horsehair brush.  I then lightly applied Saphir MDO Leather Lotion all over with a Saphir Chamois Cloth, to gently clean and condition the uppers and sole edges.  



I let the lotion sit and dry for about 15-20 minutes and I then brushed the boots, heel and sole edges with the Saphir brush.

After Brushing


Then it was on to Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish in light brown, starting with two thin applications all over the boots using a Saphir Chamois Cloth and each application was followed by a brushing after the respective application dried.  Once two applications of cream were on the boots, I applied one slightly heavier coat of Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish.

Creamed

Please Sir, may I have some more?


Once the last application of Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish had dried for about an hour, I lightly misted the boots with a spray bottle and vigorously brushed the dried cream off, resulting in a deep, matte shine.

Voila!

Remember to post photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (before and after, please) and also to cross-post your photos on InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!

I'll be checking back in on this thread throughout the day, so feel free to include any questions you might have along with your posts — who knows, the answer(s) may even be the subject of a future Shoe Shine Sunday!  

Wait... Seriously, Red? Water on cream? I thought water on wax was the deal.
post #1326 of 1333

An ebay purchase that I've re-painted and polished.

Edward Green Fawsley

post #1327 of 1333
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post


Wait... Seriously, Red? Water on cream? I thought water on wax was the deal.

 

It's probably just a personal quirk, but I use just one light misting of water when there's a bit more than a thin layer of cream to remove with a brush — nothing like the water/alcohol mixture used to create a mirror shine.  

post #1328 of 1333
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

It's probably just a personal quirk, but I use just one light misting of water when there's a bit more than a thin layer of cream to remove with a brush — nothing like the water/alcohol mixture used to create a mirror shine.  

Oh... Well so far I thought the trick used to be applied to just waxing... Nice to know, Red!
post #1329 of 1333
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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post
 

An ebay purchase that I've re-painted and polished.

Edward Green Fawsley

 

I liked that particular shoe more before the mirrored toe, but kudos for the effort — I know how much time that takes... :)

post #1330 of 1333
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I liked that particular shoe more before the mirrored toe, but kudos for the effort — I know how much time that takes... :)

Its a disease. I cant help myself :)

post #1331 of 1333
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Its a disease. I cant help myself smile.gif

We should start a recovery group.
post #1332 of 1333

Thanks for the walk-through, Red.  I have a pair of Frye boots that have a distressed/matte finish but would look nice w/ a shine on the toe.  Any thoughts on whether it would work to use your process, but after application of lotion, remaining steps on the toe only?

post #1333 of 1333
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Originally Posted by bradp View Post
 

Thanks for the walk-through, Red.  I have a pair of Frye boots that have a distressed/matte finish but would look nice w/ a shine on the toe.  Any thoughts on whether it would work to use your process, but after application of lotion, remaining steps on the toe only?

 

Hey @bradp:

 

Difficult to say for sure without seeing the boots, but I suspect it would be fine.

 

- RD

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