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My antique/polish result on a pair of AE Westgate in Brandy. What do you think?

A Guy from Shanghai

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I have a pair of AE westgate in Brandy. I just never liked the color. So today I put some efforts to darken them up. Here are a few pictures of the results.

What do you think? Do you like them better than the orginal brandy color or you think I ruined them? Please cast your vote. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by A Guy from Shanghai
Actually, I was inspired and motivated by that thread. But I didn't use any dye this time. It was my first time playing this sota thing around, so I played safe. I only used cream (dark brown) and wax.

you did a great job

now just be sure to let them rest and set for a few days before using them
 

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you just inspired me to do the same to my park avenues. i want to make them a darker brown.
 

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Originally Posted by apropos
Considering there's no 'before' photo, what's the use of this poll?
Indeed. Your shoes look very lovely, but I cannot say if they look better or worse, as I don't know what they looked like before.
 

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His Westgates original color is the orange shoe in this photo

p.s. the Clifton's to the left in the photo used to be Chestnut color before I antiqued them a darker brown

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Originally Posted by NorCal_1
His Westgates original color is the orange shoe in this photo

p.s. the Clifton's to the left in the photo used to be Chestnut color before I antiqued them a darker brown

In that case, he did a bloody brilliant job.
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That 'brandy' Westgate looks like a particularly lurid orange-flavoured creme caramel I once had.
 

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