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STAIN ON SUEDE SHOES

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by arvi, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. arvi

    arvi Well-Known Member

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    i have a stain on a brown suede shoe..i tried removing it with one of those suede cleaner sprays...after drying ,the stain is still there..does anyone have any suggestions? i really like the pair of shoes and would hate to have to take my wife's advice to use them as foul weather shoes [​IMG]
     
  2. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    What is the stain? Oil, water, food, ...?
     
  3. itzamazing

    itzamazing Well-Known Member

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    Do you have one of those suede eraser bars? They are pretty cheap and work fairly well. I would have done this before applying any type of suede remover. Try using the suede eraser bar, then brush the affected area with a very coarse brush (like one used for BBQ grills).
     
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    I second the endorsement of the suede eraser. It may not work, but it's the only thing that could work.
     
  5. arvi

    arvi Well-Known Member

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    it was probably oil or food..unfortunately i didn't notice it until much after it had happened,so the stain set in pretty well...i've tried brushing coarse with suede brusch but to no avail..HELP.... [​IMG]
     
  6. arvi

    arvi Well-Known Member

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    ok..i'm off to buy a suede erarer on way home from the office..thanks everybody
     
  7. arvi

    arvi Well-Known Member

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    unfortunately eraser didn't work..my shoemaker says the shoes can be washed..i may try it
     
  8. Fashionslave

    Fashionslave Well-Known Member

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    Lincoln suede cleaner works miracles.Just make sure you have plenty of ventilation.
     
  9. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Well-Known Member

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    Shampooing suede shoes can work and I can say it has worked for me.
    A good shoe man can do it , the problem is finding a good shoe man.
    For those who live in MA or would ship, try Pelham Shoe Repair in Newton Centre MA. Ask for Dick, he's the best.
     
  10. stache

    stache Well-Known Member

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    Lincoln or baby shampoo.
     
  11. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member

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    I second the endorsment of Lincoln suede cleaner. Best buzz I ever got was cleaning a pair of suede shoes with that stuff.
     
  12. arvi

    arvi Well-Known Member

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    ok everyone...i'm happy to report that my shoe is like new..don't laugh if someone tells you that suede can be washed..
     
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    Good, what did you end up using?
     
  14. arvi

    arvi Well-Known Member

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    my shoemaker shampooed them...i'll have to ask him wht he used
     

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