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removing shoe polish from stitching

doublebucklemonk

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I have a pair of shoes similar to these AE Wilberts that have stitching in a contrasting color.

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I took them to my local shoe repair shop (60 miles away) to have a little work done, and as "a courtesy" they polished them. They did a pretty sloppy job and now about half of the white stitching is covered in black polish.

Anyone have any suggestions on getting the polish off the stitching?
 

Steven Aver

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Some saddle soap done carefully with a toothbrush should do the trick.
 

doublebucklemonk

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Originally Posted by jsherman02
Use neutral polish...eliminates this problem

I normally don't polish these and only use mink oil on them. If I had known they were going to polish them, I would have requested they use neutral (or not do it at all).

I will give the soap & water thing a try and if that doesn't work, I'll break out the saddle soap.
 

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Easy. Get a narrow paintbrush, like those for watercolor painting, narrow enough for those stitches . Next get some rubbing alcohol in a cup. Then using your brush, carefully apply the rubbing alcohol only on the stitches, the polish will come of.
 

doublebucklemonk

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Thanks guys, I ended up trying the rubbing alcohol first and it worked great.
 

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I tried the rubbing alchal and guess what IT DIDN'T WORK
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