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Shoe Antiquing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RIDER, Oct 1, 2007.

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  1. sfo423

    sfo423 Well-Known Member

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    Some ideas / the direction I am likely going. I'll check in w/KeaLani this week.

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    I've got some projects to post too! This thread has been an incredible resource for me. Thanks to all that have contributed and to @RIDER especially for your willingness to share your trade secrets!
     
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    After further inspection, the two soft stains on the outer toe edge is some kind of oil. Still a candidate for stripping & dye? Or, will the oiled section of the leather be doomed forever?

     
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    No these are not doomed forever. Trust me I have seen worse.
     
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    I wish I had taken a better original photo but a nice change with the different tones of reds
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    +1 I've seen worse as well and these can definitely be fixed.
     
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    Here is an older one I did a while back. Again I wish I had a better before pic.
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    Which one is the before? Top or bottom?
     
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    Haaa, I was thinking the same thing! :embar:
     
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    The top one is the before pic. Sorry I should have made that clear. I will edit the post.
     
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    Awesome job making top into bottom.

    Thanks for letting us know. Because from bottom to top 'transformation' is just simple painting and, in my humble opinion, ugly.
     
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    Chogall I would have to agree I hope nobody in there right mind would change from bottom to top. Thanks for the compliment though. I did those a couple years back for a client and I wasn't sure if I could get them light enough to his liking.
     
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    Did you try using bleach?
     
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    I'm not a fan of using bleach. It is so harsh on the leather and really dries it out. I use a combination of different deglazers, slightly watered down acetone and at different intervals. It all comes down to the quality of the leather and what it can take.
     
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    Not household/Choride, but oxalic which is regularly been used for leathercraft and woodworking.
     
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    chogall I will take a look at the oxalic bleach. I am always up for experimenting and trying new options. I think for every patina artist stripping the shoes has to be the worst part
     
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    Yes the fume is awful.

    Oxalic acid is for leather to fade in color, not deglazing.
     
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    Hm, cool thread.

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    Crat those came out very nice. I really enjoy working on Crockett an jones. The leather is great and takes to color very easily.
     

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