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Saphir renovateur removes color?

thebouque

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Hi

I have a recent pair of AE cliftons in walnut (even if they're discontinued they're available new at nord rack and a few places in Canada).

I applied a colorless saphir renovateur cream for the 1st time. I had only applied some colorless beeswax 2 weeks before, nothing else. I rubbed some renovateur on the shoes, I let it penetrate for a few minutes and then I wiped the excess cream with a damp cloth before brushing. While there was no clear discoloration on the shoes, there was a bit of brown on the cloth, so I used a dry cloth on my other shoe and it still had some brown on it.

There's no damage to the shoes since I can't see any frank discoloration (anyway the different tones of the walnut clifton are quite heterogeneous).

However am I doing something wrong? Can I damage the shoe if I put too much saphir cream (I didn't put that much but removing some cream was needed before brushing)? I called a cobbler and he said that I was just removing some extra dye put by the factory.

Thanks!
 

SoGent

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You aren't / didn't do anything wrong. That happens more & more lately on every brand including G&G
The only one i've found that doesn't release color the first time is St. Crispins

Go about your merry way & wax as needed.
 

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