The pictures were taken when the localized re-glazing was already dry. The high gloss gives that "wet" look in direct sunlight.
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In liquid form, the finisher is milky white. Transparent when dry. I used a small brush, the application was not even.
When the finisher was dry, in subdued light.
I tested a couple different acrylic finishers locally, found Angelus giving the closest "simulation" of the real thing.
Then I re-glzed both boots entirely. This time, using a cotton rug to give a more even coat.
Once the finisher was dried, I use a little paste wax to darken the hand sewn stitches.
For those who are curious, I did some experiments on scrap leather before messing with the tankers.
I did spend some time on the subject of acrylic finishers.
It turns out this stuff has pretty widespread use in shoemaking, repair and leatherwork in general. But apparently, only Alden uses it on shell.
BTW, some manufacturers use shellac, while others use paste wax alone.
Extremely informative. Looks like you got a very good result.