Experimenting with a pair of black shoes

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  1. aon

    aon Senior member

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    I just experimented on changing the color of an old pair of penny loafers. I basically followed the instructions I've read in a thread in this forum. Here are the results. Used undiluted acetone and bleach to remove the black color [​IMG] After the bleach has dried up [​IMG] Then applied brown shoe cream and brown polish [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, what sort of effect does this have on the leather's health/durability? Bleach and acetone are both pretty harsh.
     
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    I really did not notice any deterioration in the leather since to start with, the leather of this shoe is not that good.
     
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    Wear them in good health.
     

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