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Serious suede cleaning

post #1 of 6
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I made the mistake of wearing my beloved black suede Speedcats to a show last night, and they are looking really sad today. They got stepped on, spilled on, placed in various noxious substances, .... yuck. I was considering soaking them in woolite and water or something, because just a brushing is not going to cut it here. Is there something I can try? I do have some of that spray suede cleaner stuff, but I don't think that's going to do it either. Thanks.
post #2 of 6
I remember a post either here or on AA in which a member reported great success at having the shoes shampooed by a shoe repair shop. Good luck. Sounds like they need more than you can do at home. At least they're black.
post #3 of 6
J- The thread that Manton refers to was posted here in late fall '04 by Arvi. There were some suggestions from members to Arvi but Arvi opted to go to a shoe repair shop for shampoo instead. I've tried the spray-on suede cleaners on my shoes-they just made it worse.
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I've tried the spray-on suede cleaners on my shoes-they just made it worse.
I second that advice. Living in South Florida, I usually just spray suede protector on like crazy and look at the weather report every morning if I intend to wear suede shoes and pray the weather report is accurate. Jon.
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I'm going to try sponging on some woolite/water mix and taking it off with a damp washcloth. We'll see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestions. BTW.. Guitarwolf 4-ever.. Rock-n-roru... m/
post #6 of 6
J-Make sure you brush or smooth the nap in the same direction after you do the Woolite thing.Theres nothing worse looking than messed up nap on suede.
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