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post #16 of 29
Why baby shampoo?
post #17 of 29
Perhaps baby shampoo is gentler? WJTW
post #18 of 29
I dont know why baby shampoo either, but it worked wonders. I was worried it would leave a residue on the shoes, but not at all. They look like glass.
post #19 of 29
I had a polishing accident on a pair of boots, and had a spot with a weird cloudly film over it that wouldn't come off. I ended up using denatured alcohol to strip it off. Seems to have worked, with no ill effects, at least for now. They may fall apart in a few weeks, but we'll see. I'll try the baby shampoo next time.
post #20 of 29
Some people use acetone or trichloroethylene. Alcohol is pretty harmless comperad to these.
post #21 of 29
does anyone have any reccomendations on brand of baby shampoo?

i over polished a pair of tan AE's with kiwis tan shoe polish and i have this darker spot on one spot of the shoe. anyone think the shampoo technique would help?
post #22 of 29
I've switched away from Polish to neutral cream on all my shoes. I used to polish my shoes all the time and the brown polish would turn the creases yellow as soon as I started walking because there was so much build up in the creases.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by LVoer View Post
I've switched away from Polish to neutral cream on all my shoes. I used to polish my shoes all the time and the brown polish would turn the creases yellow as soon as I started walking because there was so much build up in the creases.
Neutral wax is not recommended for shell shoes. It has a tendency to leave a white residue.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by WJTW View Post
Perhaps baby shampoo is gentler?

WJTW


Not sure about baby shampoo, but when I was going to wax my car with Zaino, they recommended using Dawn dish soap to remove any natural Carnauba wax before applying the Zaino. So maybe Dawn is another alternative to stripping wax off shoes.
post #25 of 29
Wax only on occasion; cream and/or conditioner application should be regular. In my experience to much polish is a byproduct of failing to buff out/remove it completely.

IMO, proper care is learned by practice and experience -- not on SF. It's kind of like knowing how much tequila is to much (from those FEW times you consumed it in excess).
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
Neutral wax is not recommended for shell shoes. It has a tendency to leave a white residue.

I only have leather, no shell, so this was in regards to leather. Also, I thought there was a difference between wax and cream?
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Roikins View Post
Not sure about baby shampoo, but when I was going to wax my car with Zaino, they recommended using Dawn dish soap to remove any natural Carnauba wax before applying the Zaino. So maybe Dawn is another alternative to stripping wax off shoes.

+1 for Zaino. Although I do miss putting Zymol on my car with my fingers.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Trojanman74 View Post
does anyone have any reccomendations on brand of baby shampoo? i over polished a pair of tan AE's with kiwis tan shoe polish and i have this darker spot on one spot of the shoe. anyone think the shampoo technique would help?
Go through Ron riders post on antiquing . Referencing cereme alpina etc from Francos ... HTH Speed
post #29 of 29
I also always apply polish before wearing shoes outside for the first time, especially for lighter coloured leathers in order to offer some protection against discolouring from rainwater for example.
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