Acetone & Stripping

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  1. Style Pontifex

    Style Pontifex Senior member

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    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

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    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.
     


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    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    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
     


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    Holdfast Senior member

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    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.
     


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    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'.
     


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    Came expecting pole dancing. Left disappointed.
     


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    Came expecting pole dancing. Left disappointed.

    Vox/Moo is that you?
     


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