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My antique/polish result on a pair of AE Westgate in Brandy. What do you think?

post #1 of 33
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I have a pair of AE westgate in Brandy. I just never liked the color. So today I put some efforts to darken them up. Here are a few pictures of the results.

What do you think? Do you like them better than the orginal brandy color or you think I ruined them? Please cast your vote. Thanks.




post #2 of 33
much, much better

I did the same thing a year ago
post #3 of 33
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
much, much better

I did the same thing a year ago

Actually, I was inspired and motivated by that thread. But I didn't use any dye this time. It was my first time playing this sota thing around, so I played safe. I only used cream (dark brown) and wax.
post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by A Guy from Shanghai View Post
Actually, I was inspired and motivated by that thread. But I didn't use any dye this time. It was my first time playing this sota thing around, so I played safe. I only used cream (dark brown) and wax.

you did a great job

now just be sure to let them rest and set for a few days before using them
post #5 of 33
Considering there's no 'before' photo, what's the use of this poll?
post #6 of 33
you just inspired me to do the same to my park avenues. i want to make them a darker brown.
post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Considering there's no 'before' photo, what's the use of this poll?
Indeed. Your shoes look very lovely, but I cannot say if they look better or worse, as I don't know what they looked like before.
post #8 of 33
His Westgates original color is the orange shoe in this photo

p.s. the Clifton's to the left in the photo used to be Chestnut color before I antiqued them a darker brown

post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Considering there's no 'before' photo, what's the use of this poll?

Sorry, I don't have any "before" pics, but here is a pic I googled:
post #10 of 33
Nice. Much better IMO.
post #11 of 33
yoffe
post #12 of 33
quite nice
post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
His Westgates original color is the orange shoe in this photo

p.s. the Clifton's to the left in the photo used to be Chestnut color before I antiqued them a darker brown
In that case, he did a bloody brilliant job.

That 'brandy' Westgate looks like a particularly lurid orange-flavoured creme caramel I once had.
post #14 of 33
Wow, those came out great. Nice work!
post #15 of 33
[borat]Great success![/borat]

I am starting to think about darkening my chili Byrons.
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