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Trusar

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Wearing my Moore's in burgundy (courtesy of AFPOS) today
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They came to me with a beautiful shine, but for some reason the hue wasn't convincing me, so last week I stripped them from any polish with pure orange oil and a rag. This removed a lot of brown polish and left them in all the glory of their original colour. I used Saphir 'Hermes red' to further enhance their reddish cast and now am a happy man.
You might guess I like red shoes ...
Orange oil? What does that do to leather, clean it?
 
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I gave a try to pure orange oil: you know, the kind you can buy in small bottles for €€€ (mine was on special discount though).
I put some drops of it on a rag and rubbed the toecap ... magic, the white cloth turned to brown, evident sign that it was removing something.
We know that Pure Polish (ex GlenKaren) uses as a solvent something extracted from oranges, and I find it's one of the best polishes on the market. Therefore I decided to try with orange oil and am happy with the result, as it removed just the wax on my shoes without affecting the leather.
Then I had to give my shoes a full day to dry out before applying Saphir cream (as I wanted the added tint it provides), but it was worth the effort.
Hope this helps.
 

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I gave a try to pure orange oil: you know, the kind you can buy in small bottles for €€€ (mine was on special discount though).
I put some drops of it on a rag and rubbed the toecap ... magic, the white cloth turned to brown, evident sign that it was removing something.
We know that Pure Polish (ex GlenKaren) uses as a solvent something extracted from oranges, and I find it's one of the best polishes on the market. Therefore I decided to try with orange oil and am happy with the result, as it removed just the wax on my shoes without affecting the leather.
Then I had to give my shoes a full day to dry out before applying Saphir cream (as I wanted the added tint it provides), but it was worth the effort.
Hope this helps.
Good to know thanks
I think you mean " pure essential oil of orange".
Put some pics of before and after, thanks
 

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