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polishing shoes with contrast stitching

skalogre

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Originally Posted by gza
So I won and received the following shoes:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

Are there any special concerns in polishing shoes with contrast stitching such as these? Is it correct that a colored polish will color the stitching as well as the leather?


Frankly I don't know how to avoid it but yes, wax will discolour the stitching.
 

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The tan polish you will want to use with those won't affect the stitching very much. If it does get on there and looks like it is going to change the color significantly, you can quickly go over it with rubbing alcohol, vodka or neutral polish to remove it.
 

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I'm also in the "neutral to remove it" camp. Use the right colour polish (tan in this case) and then use neutral to take off any polish that's bled onto the stiching if you're feeling obsessive. I sometimes bother, sometimes not depending on mood. I don't think a little discolouring on contrast stitching ruins the look.
 

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