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    Shoe shine gone terribly wrong - how to safe the shoe?

    Dear community, I bought a new pair of cognac coloured shoes at Shoepassion und started with a mirror shine. Unfortunately that has gone terribly wrong this time. What happened? I wanted to have a "dark shine" and used black wax. However it looked a bit odd and on top of that I wasn't careful...
  2. Mok

    Mirror Shine Science

    I've been thinking about how a mirror shine works in terms of science and wrote something over here: Mirror Shine Guide Notably, the visual difference between unshined and mirror shined leather under the microscope provides context to how much you need to fill the pores before starting the...
  3. Jonathan_S

    Dark spot on shoes after attempt at mirror shine

    Hi, Recently I attempted to do a mirror shine for the first time on one of my shoes. After watching several tutorials I tried to pull it off using dark brown wax from Burgol and a tiny amount of water. However, what I ended up with was a horrible dark discoloration on the toecap of the shoe, as...
  4. S

    Mirror Shine Class in Toronto (with starter kit)

    Mirror Shine Class in Toronto (with starter kit) If you want to be a part of next year's shoe revitalization challenge, here's your chance to learn how to achieve a mirror gloss on your shoes! Or if you just want your shoes to be protected and looking great all through the winter, this...
  5. R

    Getting a quick mirror shine with a heat gun

    Hey guys here's a quick video I put together on how to get a quick mirror shine on your shoes. Cheers
  6. shekkery

    Shoe Shining a Cognac Shoe? Not sure where to begin ...

    I recently bought this shoe -- http://www.buy.com/prod/stacy-adams-men-s-bedford/246036877.html and I realized I don't know how to get shoe shine for it? Should I use a neutral color or tan? I've been looking up Cognac Shoe Shine -- but I haven't found anything specific that would help me out...
  7. Anden

    Remove "high shine" coating on shoes?

    I got a deal on a pair of church´s tassel loafers. When they arrived they looked really shiny and my shoemaker confirmed what I feared. A thin layer of "high shine coat" was a part of the deal. I prefer a man made shine. Is it possible to remove it from the shoe without ruining it? Thanks...
  8. Mr. Moo

    **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

    In this thread we talk about shoe care, post our favorite products, before and after photos of our shoes, etc. There seem to be a few opinions on whether to use wax, paste, polish, cream? On what kinds of shoes? How often? Which products? What to avoid? Etc. Perhaps we can all contribute words...
  9. mr monty

    How often to polish and condition shoes?

    I got this info from "A Suitable Wardrobe". I found it to be a bit much to condition my shoes each time I polished them. I usually use conditioner every 2nd or 3rd polish. http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...r-at-time.html 1) Apply a conditioner (e.g. Saphir Renovateur). 2) Let shoes dry a...
  10. Henry Boogers

    Removing Shiny Topcoat on Shoes / Keith Highlander Pictorial

    Okay, so I received my very expensive Keith Highlander shoes from Ebay for a whopping price of $35 + shipping last night and decided to 'Doc Holliday' them up a bit. Thanks to the Doc for his previous explanation and pictures of his work which gave be the confidence to give this a whirl. By the...

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