Fix a scratch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by deingesicht, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. deingesicht

    deingesicht Senior member

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    Hi all,

    I've spent countless hours looking through threads on repairing scratches on leather without success. Recently, I purchased a pair of shoes with this scratch and wanted to know if there was anything that could be done to repair it

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    Returning the shoes is not an option so I need to make the best of it [​IMG]
     
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    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Polish as normal, accept it. I would write it off as adding some character.
     
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    deingesicht Senior member

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    Would it worth my time using a burgundy permanent marker and try my luck?
     
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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    No. Do as the Rooster says.
    I do have a question for you though....are these older shoes that you have recently removed old polish from?
     
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    deingesicht Senior member

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    Nope these are new and haven't been worn, why you ask?
     
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    MSchapiro Senior member

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    I had something similar. Filled it with neutral carnuba wax. Essentially lots of coats and completely rubbed them off until it was full with wax. When I normally polish over it then the polish colored the surface of the wax. Far less noticeable.
     
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    deingesicht Senior member

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    Wouldn't the wax then crease over time making the area look even worse?
     
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    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Good question. In my case no because the scratch was on the cap. You may have to wear in the shoes first to see what happens. I also used saphir renovatour on the area first.

    Although the nice thing with the neutral wax is that it can always be removed if it doesn't work out the way you were hoping, but I have yet to have a bad experience.
     

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