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post #1531 of 1544
These GG needed some love badly


I hit them first with a round of brushing.
Used 1 coat of Reno
2 coats of dark brown sapphir cream polish
A few coats of dark brown sapphir wax and gave the toe a little shine

post #1532 of 1544
Traveling always seems to pick up scuffs from unknown sources

Before:




After a coat of Reno, a few coats light brown then a few coats medium brown, then a bit of wax to hopefully prevent them again in future




Is there a better way to fill in the scuffs? I feel like the Saphir polish covered the marks but it scuff felt like it removed top layer of country calf. I didn't use any black polish either as I didn't want to darken toes too much
post #1533 of 1544
Could someone help me with this, what are the effects of using the waterproofing spray on a mirror finish?
post #1534 of 1544

Ruins it entirely.

post #1535 of 1544
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Originally Posted by Darell John View Post

Could someone help me with this, what are the effects of using the waterproofing spray on a mirror finish?

Isn't the mirror finish, built out of wax, waterproof itself?
post #1536 of 1544

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Originally Posted by Darell John View Post

Could someone help me with this, what are the effects of using the waterproofing spray on a mirror finish?
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Ruins it entirely.

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Originally Posted by razl View Post


Isn't the mirror finish, built out of wax, waterproof itself?

 

@Darell John superfluous.

post #1537 of 1544
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

@Darell John
 superfluous.

Think you all misunderstood my intent , likely due to my lack of explanation,
was wondering if I'm required to mask out the mirror when I'm waterproofing the rest of the shoe.
Hence am interested in the effects of the spray on the mirror, more so than if it's required.

Thank you for the responses so far.
post #1538 of 1544
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Restoration Edition

 

Today's Shoe Shine Sunday is focused on restoring a dry, over-waxed pair of Saint Crispin's shoes to their former glory.  Remember that for the next three (3) weeks those who participate in Shoe Shine Sunday here in The Hanger Project Affiliate Thread and who also cross-post with photo(s) to InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtags #shoeshinesunday and also #brushentry) will be entered to win a hand-engraved set of two (2) Ovangkol shoe brushes:

 

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Qualifying participants (i.e., those who meet the above criteria) will receive one (1) drawing entry per week.

 

To recap: (Click to show)

 

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

 

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This pair of crust calf Saint Crispin's has been polished over time with a bit too much wax, such that the wax has really built up on the shoes and the shoes certainly want for some conditioning.  

 

Today's kit includes... (Click to show)

 

To begin, I gave the shoes a vigorous brushing with a Large Horsehair Polishing Brush and then sparingly applied a layer of Saphir Renovateur in circular motions using a Saphir Chamois Cloth in order to gently clean the surface — remember that less is more with most shoe care products and Renovateur is no exception.  Once the Renovateur application dried, I gave the shoes another vigorous brushing with a Large Horsehair Polishing Brush.  I then began to strip the old, built-up layers of wax on the shoes using very small amounts of Saphir Reno'mat and clean cotton pads.  When working with Saphir Reno'mat (aside from being outside to avoid the fumes) use very, very small amounts on clean cotton pads and lightly apply the product to the shoe, then use the clean areas of the cotton pad to remove the wax.  Once the entire shoes were sufficiently cleaned with the Saphir Reno'mat, I gave the shoes a conditioning treatment by generously applying Saphir Nappa Balm all over the shoes, followed by another vigorous brushing with a Large Horsehair Polishing Brush.  Given how dry this pair was, I repeated the treatment before moving on.

 

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This pair is made of crust calf, a leather that is hand-stained to create beautiful, uniquely patinated looks.  However, crust calf is susceptible to water spotting unlike an aniline dyed leather, an issue which also affected this pair.  Yet, instead of completely stripping a re-staining the leather to even out any spotting, I opted to simply restore some of the original color using Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish in order to retain the unique patina this pair had already developed.  I selected Cognac, the color closest to the original finish, and began to sparingly apply the Pommadier all over the shoes in circular motions using a Saphir Chamois Cloth. After allowing the first application of Pommadier to dry for a couple of hours, I gave the shoes a vigorous brushing with the Large Horsehair Polishing Brush and then again with an Ovangkol Sciuscià Brush.  I repeated that process as necessary to bring the life back into the original finish.

 

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Once I was satisfied with the applications of Pommadier I moved on to applying Cognac Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish using the same process as with the Pommadier.  Many layers and brushings later, I was left with a good base upon which to finish the shoes with a mirror shine in the appropriate areas, i.e., the heel and toe.  Using Cognac and Neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish, cotton pads, an Ovangkol Sciuscià Brush, a Hi-Shine Water Dispenser with my usual water:alcohol mixture, and a lot of time, I worked a glassy, mirror-like finish on the toes and heels.

 

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The last step for this pair was a thorough welt cleaning using a Saphir Welt Brush and a bit of Neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish, followed by some Neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish on the sole edges and heels...and voilà!

 

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Remember to also join me today with before and after photos here of your own polish job, as well as to cross-post with photo(s) to InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtags #shoeshinesunday and also #brushentry) to be entered to win a hand-engraved set of two (2) Ovangkol shoe brushes

 

I suppose we can assume that you like Saphir products, then?  I have yet to find anyone who could fit so much advertising into so little space.

post #1539 of 1544
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I suppose we can assume that you like Saphir products, then?  I have yet to find anyone who could fit so much advertising into so little space.

 

Yes, and thanks.

post #1540 of 1544
Is there a StyleForum affiliate coupon code for THP?
post #1541 of 1544

Half-Marathon Edition

 

Shoe Shine Sunday is on the 6 train today - someone (hint: not me) is running a half-marathon! Plus, it's always fun to give the 6 train some entertainment.

Remember that for the next two (2) weeks those who participate in Shoe Shine Sunday here in The Hanger Project Affiliate Thread and who also cross-post with photo(s) to InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtags #shoeshinesunday and also #brushentry) will be entered to win a hand-engraved set of two (2) Ovangkol shoe brushes:

 

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Qualifying participants (i.e., those who meet the above criteria) will receive one (1) drawing entry per week.

 

To recap: (Click to show)

 

Today, it's some simple Saint Crispin's shell cordovan maintenance which is just a vigorous brushing. So simple, in fact, it didn't even phase the showtime, showtime, showtimers on the 6.
 


Remember to also join me today with before and after photos here of your own polish job, as well as to cross-post with photo(s) to InstagramTwitterFacebook or Tumblr (using the hashtags #shoeshinesunday and also #brushentry) to be entered to win a hand-engraved set of two (2) Ovangkol shoe brushes


Edited by RedDevil10 - 4/20/15 at 9:40am
post #1542 of 1544
This was mostly a Shoe Shine Saturday since these need to be washed and dried overnight before a final brushing and spray of waterproofing on Shoe Shine Sunday.

Project: Alfred Sargent for Ovadia & Sons snuff suede crepe sole chukkas (purchased from CHCM in September, 2013)

I used the method on the Hanger Project site with all the same materials except for AE waterproofing spray in place of the Saphir spray.

Before: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







After: (all steps completed with the exception of waterproofing) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







Thoughts: The method worked much better than I thought it would since I've treated these shoes poorly (I should have done this months ago). Bottomline, I was very hesitant that any stains could be removed. Thankfully, I was wrong and they look pretty darn good in my opinion. The suede has the same softness as before, just now it's cleaner.

I also did a pair of Ferragamo shortwings at the same time and would have included those but I forgot to take before pics. Those turned out equally as good.
post #1543 of 1544
Question for @RedDevil10 : The toebox on a brand new pair of C&J shell is quite rough, possibly over finished? Is there any way to smooth this out?
post #1544 of 1544
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Question for @RedDevil10 : The toebox on a brand new pair of C&J shell is quite rough, possibly over finished? Is there any way to smooth this out?

 

@ScottMC That is normal with a lot of shell cordovan that isn't significantly finish-coated by the manufacturer.  If the bumps bother you, use a bit of Reno and then vigorously brush/buff - that should reduce the bumps, especially over time.

 

- RD

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