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Antique tan wax help

NMW1982

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Hi All, I have a C&J Clifford in antique tan. What color Saphir wax and creme should I use? Thanks.
 

Will

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With any shoe, the proper color depends on whether you want the shoe to remain the same or to antique over time. Use a darker polish to antique the shoe and a lighter-than-the-shoe color to keep the shoe looking shiner but otherwise the same.

Look at the color chart for cream, for example:

http://store.dynend.com/saphirpommadiershoecream.aspx

You could use neutral (though it won't fill in scratches), light brown, or even cognac depending on your desired result.
 

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Originally Posted by Will
With any shoe, the proper color depends on whether you want the shoe to remain the same or to antique over time. Use a darker polish to antique the shoe and a lighter-than-the-shoe color to keep the shoe looking shiner but otherwise the same.

Look at the color chart for cream, for example:

http://store.dynend.com/saphirpommadiershoecream.aspx

You could use neutral (though it won't fill in scratches), light brown, or even cognac depending on your desired result.


^^^ That is a simple and genius post. I don't think I've read a better explanation of which color wax to use before. Thank you.
 

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