Can This be Fixed? (Lighter vs Darker Shoe)

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  1. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Okay here they are after about 3 light coats of AE burgundy polish, I think they are well on their way now to evening out, what do you guys think?

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  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Walk with your left shoe on the sunny side of the street for the next 2 years.
    When driving, keep right shoe on and velcro the left shoe to the roof of the car until the colour evens out.
     
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  3. Snedley

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    Send them back and get a replacement. Darken the lighter shoe or put the darker opne in the sun and wait about 2 years[​IMG]
     


  4. Snedley

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    This is what happens when you buy discounted stuff. There's a reason things are on sale or 2nds even if to your untrained eye it's not apparent. Just buy a new pair of shoes in a brand you can afford and stop trying to live Large when you're a pauper or some HS kid.[​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG] enjoy getting your head ripped off by an ex marine (??) (army trained beefcake).
     


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    I had similar situation on a pair of amber color shoes. I have polished them for last 12 months . But still one looks slightly different to other. In last 12 months I have polished them over 20-30 times. I also have a pair of shell with the same issue. I haven’t even bothered after 5/6 polishes. If the price is good keep them. But you will always see the difference.
    BTW my shell pair I took them to cobbler and he said its not possible to polish and change color in shell.
     


  7. lostron

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    try leather honey conditioner, it really darkens the color if you leave it overnight
     


  8. furo

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    I may throw on a heavier coat of Lexol tonight - it's the regular conditioner (not the "non-darkening" stuff).
     


  9. GBR

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    Heavier oxblood on the delinquent one - it is getting there if it will never be perfect.
     


  10. furo

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    What do you think about some brown as well?
     


  11. MSchapiro

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    I'd be amazed at myself if I noticed the shade difference on two different feet. It would have to be a photo. A photo where you were standing with your feet parallel, so I didn't think it was the light.
     


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    I'm surprised no one recommended bleach on the darker shoe.
     


  13. Quadcammer

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    what shoe is that, they look nice
     


  14. furo

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    Do you mean this? Because that's a cream... also, what about trying some neatsfoot oil to darken the shoe? Says the Renovateur has neatsfoot in it, so perhaps neatsfoot alone will do the trick, I dunno....
     
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