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post #331 of 1363
Posting mine when I get home.
post #332 of 1363

Hey Kirby,

 

I've ordered some Crockett and Jones Spectators from Ben Silver and I have some concerns in regards to my upcoming shoe care regimen.

 

Now kwhunter was good enough to point me to a place where I good get some saphir white and saphir beige shoe cream.

 

But I still have a concern. Maybe it's just me, and maybe I'm just being paranoid. However I was wondering if anyone has ever used Saphir Renovateur to clean and condition white colored shoes, and if this has done any harm to them? I just don't want to end up with the white portions of the shoes looking dirty, dingy, or dull. But I would like to condition and clean them as well as polish them if possible.

 

Also is there any chamce you might start carrying additional colors of saphir cream polish like white and beige in the future?

 

 

Any thoughts?

 

post #333 of 1363
I would probably use a neutral cream or wax.
post #334 of 1363
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I would probably use a neutral cream or wax.

Thanks, and that's been previously recommmended.

 

 

However I'm trying to determine if it is possible to use a cleaner and conditioner as well.

post #335 of 1363
Kirby, the shell cordovan cream, is that just a polish, or is it a conditioner? Do I have to use a conditioner as well, or does it settle both conditioning and polishing steps?
post #336 of 1363
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Kirby, the shell cordovan cream, is that just a polish, or is it a conditioner? Do I have to use a conditioner as well, or does it settle both conditioning and polishing steps?

Hi Patrick -

The Saphir Cordovan Polish is both a conditioner and a polish. The polish uses Neats Footoil as it's base for conditioning, instead of turpentine like the Pommadier Creams.

Others report good results also using the Saphir Renovatuer.

Hope this helps! Post a picture of your shoes!

Kindest regards,

Kirby
Edited by kirbya - 2/28/13 at 1:35pm

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post #337 of 1363
Derek? confused.gif Thanks for the response!
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Thanks, and that's been previously recommmended.


However I'm trying to determine if it is possible to use a cleaner and conditioner as well.

Looks like Kirby's come and gone without answering your question confused.gif Have you looked into Saphir Renovateur Cleaner and Conditioner? I use it for my shoes and it does a great job, lots of people swear by it!! Also, there's Saphir Reno' Mat cleaner. Here's a link to a discription of both. Hope this helps
post #339 of 1363
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Looks like Kirby's come and gone without answering your question confused.gif Have you looked into Saphir Renovateur Cleaner and Conditioner? Also, there's Saphir Reno' Mat cleaner. Here's a link to a discription of both. Hope this helps

Yeah, he probably didn't see it, oh well.

 

 

Thank you sir.

post #340 of 1363
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Hi Derek -

The Saphir Cordovan Polish is both a conditioner and a polish. The polish uses Neats Footoil as it's base for conditioning, instead of turpentine like the Pommadier Creams.

Others report good results also using the Saphir Renovatuer.

Hope this helps! Post a picture of your shoes!

Kindest regards,

Kirby

Also, I thought turpintine was to act as a solvent more for cleaning, not so much conditioning. Neatsfoot oil makes sense for conditioning though.
post #341 of 1363
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Thanks, and that's been previously recommmended.

However I'm trying to determine if it is possible to use a cleaner and conditioner as well.

You would be completely safe using a neutral cream - the Saphir Renovateur or neutral Saphir Pommadier Cream. The Leather Cleaning Soap and/or Reno'Mat would also both be safe and would help keep the white looking clean.

As far as a white polish, looks like you have that taken care of. We have some Sapir Beauty Cuir in white that I am happy to send you on your next order.

I don't have much personal experience with white, but I'll look into it for you.

Cheers,
Kirby

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Derek? confused.gif Thanks for the response!

haha. Sorry. I fixed that! I was responding to a "Derek" via email and got them crossed.

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Also, I thought turpintine was to act as a solvent more for cleaning, not so much conditioning. Neatsfoot oil makes sense for conditioning though.

The turpentine acts for cleaning, really more as a byproduct. It's primary purpose is to make the wax soft so that it can be absorbed into the leather. In this respect, the turpentine is like the "vehicle" for the nourishment.

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post #344 of 1363
Interesting, thanks.
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You would be completely safe using a neutral cream - the Saphir Renovateur or neutral Saphir Pommadier Cream. The Leather Cleaning Soap and/or Reno'Mat would also both be safe and would help keep the white looking clean.

As far as a white polish, looks like you have that taken care of. We have some Sapir Beauty Cuir in white that I am happy to send you on your next order.

I don't have much personal experience with white, but I'll look into it for you.

Cheers,
Kirby

Thanks Kirby, and thank you for the PM. Excellent service as usual sir.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Dan 

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