1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Acetone & Stripping

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Style Pontifex, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Style Pontifex

    Style Pontifex Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    264
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    I was wondering: how much acetone should one use when stripping polish from a leather shoe?

    I realize that using too much will damage the leather. Also, what do people use to apply it? A cloth? Cotton ball? And is the method similar to applying conditioner, e.g., small circular motions?
     
  2. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,672
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Location:
    Knee deep in curds
    Just cover the spout with your rag and tip the can. Then apply elbow grease. A few times over the shoe will remove the stain and do no harm.
     
  3. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,367
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    I would use rubbing alcohol instead - a 50/50 mixture with water

    must less harsh on leather than acetone

    gets the job done just as well
     
  4. Kuro

    Kuro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,535
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
  5. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,562
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Acetone & Stripping

    Completely off topic, but this would be wonderful as one of those made-up vaguely snotty sounding ampersanded clothing brands... Astor & Black, Whitcomb & Shaftsbury, Acetone & Stripping. See? Fits right in.
     
  6. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    Completely off topic, but this would be wonderful as one of those made-up vaguely snotty sounding ampersanded clothing brands... Astor & Black, Whitcomb & Shaftsbury, Acetone & Stripping. See? Fits right in.
    Only if Acetone is pronounced 'Ase-ton-ay'.
     
  7. Lovellum

    Lovellum Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    99
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Location:
    Mt. Airy, MD
    Came expecting pole dancing. Left disappointed.
     
  8. LaoHu

    LaoHu Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    604
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Location:
    New England
    Came expecting pole dancing. Left disappointed.

    Vox/Moo is that you?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by