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I have a new pair of museum calf whole cuts and am looking for the best products/methods for maintaining the unique colouring.
I gave the first polish with Saphir Renovateur and then some neutral cream polish, they look great. The shoes are from TLB Mallorca. Thank you for the information.I’d use a neutral cream.
also, the museum effect is not the same for all shoes. John Lobb does it best but everyone is getting in on the action it seems and some amount to nothing more than surface coloration.
If you’re going to use something pigmented, use a lighter shade so as to keep the integrity of the patina.
Thank you for the heads up.i have heard that renomat can cause some loss of color on museum shoes. I would also use a neutral polish / wax.
Great recommendations thank you very much. I went with a neutral polish for a start and I will try a lighter cream polish next time I polish them.For the most part the unique coloring is inherent to the leather, so you can't really 'mess it up' per se like you would a patina'd or crust leather. I would think it's better to keep the cream polishes of a lighter shade than the shoe if you want to make sure the museum effect stays visible, but other than that you shouldn't have to worry much.