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Over Polishing Shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Trojanman74

    Trojanman74 Senior member

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    does anyone have any reccomendations on brand of baby shampoo?

    i over polished a pair of tan AE's with kiwis tan shoe polish and i have this darker spot on one spot of the shoe. anyone think the shampoo technique would help?
     
  2. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    I've switched away from Polish to neutral cream on all my shoes. I used to polish my shoes all the time and the brown polish would turn the creases yellow as soon as I started walking because there was so much build up in the creases.
     
  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I've switched away from Polish to neutral cream on all my shoes. I used to polish my shoes all the time and the brown polish would turn the creases yellow as soon as I started walking because there was so much build up in the creases.
    Neutral wax is not recommended for shell shoes. It has a tendency to leave a white residue.
     
  4. Roikins

    Roikins Senior member

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    Perhaps baby shampoo is gentler?

    WJTW



    Not sure about baby shampoo, but when I was going to wax my car with Zaino, they recommended using Dawn dish soap to remove any natural Carnauba wax before applying the Zaino. So maybe Dawn is another alternative to stripping wax off shoes.
     
  5. LesterSnodgrass

    LesterSnodgrass Senior member

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    Wax only on occasion; cream and/or conditioner application should be regular. In my experience to much polish is a byproduct of failing to buff out/remove it completely.

    IMO, proper care is learned by practice and experience -- not on SF. It's kind of like knowing how much tequila is to much (from those FEW times you consumed it in excess).
     
  6. Recoil

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    Neutral wax is not recommended for shell shoes. It has a tendency to leave a white residue.

    I only have leather, no shell, so this was in regards to leather. Also, I thought there was a difference between wax and cream?
     
  7. WestIndianArchie

    WestIndianArchie Senior member

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    Not sure about baby shampoo, but when I was going to wax my car with Zaino, they recommended using Dawn dish soap to remove any natural Carnauba wax before applying the Zaino. So maybe Dawn is another alternative to stripping wax off shoes.

    +1 for Zaino. Although I do miss putting Zymol on my car with my fingers.
     
  8. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    does anyone have any reccomendations on brand of baby shampoo? i over polished a pair of tan AE's with kiwis tan shoe polish and i have this darker spot on one spot of the shoe. anyone think the shampoo technique would help?
    Go through Ron riders post on antiquing . Referencing cereme alpina etc from Francos ... HTH Speed
     
  9. Champagnelifestylenomoney

    Champagnelifestylenomoney Senior member

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    I also always apply polish before wearing shoes outside for the first time, especially for lighter coloured leathers in order to offer some protection against discolouring from rainwater for example.
     

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