How to remove heel and sole edge dressing from shoes?

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  1. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Senior member

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    My last application got all gummed up and is a sticky, dirt-attracting mess. What can i use to remove it so I can try again?

    By the way, that bottle of Kiwi is now in the trash.
     


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    My last application got all gummed up and is a sticky, dirt-attracting mess. What can i use to remove it so I can try again?

    By the way, that bottle of Kiwi is now in the trash.


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    Try Denatured Alcohol

    Roger
     


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    bjornb17 Senior member

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    OTOH I would say try fingernail polish remover.

    Or 1200 grit.
     


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    Afta
     


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    OTOH I would say try fingernail polish remover.

    Or 1200 grit.


    Fingernail polish remover is Acetone and a tin of acetone is much cheaper.
    Be very careful on the welt because this stuff will remove the finish of the shoes too if you slip.
     


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    Afta

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  11. bjornb17

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    What is afta?

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    I'm bumping this old thread in the hopes of a product widely available in Europe. Does anyone know an effective and leather-friendly alternative to Afta?
     


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