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Wait.. I think there is some way of using talcum powder to absorb the oil out of the leather. I am not sure though, hopefully someone can chime in.Originally Posted by j
Talcum powder is the way to go. I recently dropped something oily on a tan shoe. Raphael at Moulded Shoe (NYC) recommended rubbing in some talcum powder, letting it sit, and brushing it off. A few rounds of this technique saved my shoe.
Thanks. The first round of talc is on it right now. As I said, I did not think this would harm them in any way, so I put some on, rubbed it in a bit, and it is now sitting there. I will brush the excess onto a piece of paper and repeat, as necessary, until it appears to be all gone. When all done, I thought some Lexoal leather cleaner and then Lexol leather conditioner?
After the talc took off the oil to my satisfaction, I went back to my normal leather conditioner (Crema Nubiana then, Saphir Renovateur now) and polishes. Just be patient with the talc process.