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Spilled hot water on my brown canguro leather boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Johnny Warwick, May 18, 2018.

  1. Johnny Warwick

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    Need advice!
    I was making a cup of tea and spilled hot water on my washed brown canguro leather boots, above the top cap of my right boot.
    I just got them yesterday (rolled eyes)
    www.projecttwlv.com

    What are my steps to bring back the shine?
    This just happened am I panicking for not reason (retail for €490)!
    Will they dry out without a water stain?

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  2. GBR

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  3. Johnny Warwick

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  4. Caustic Man

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    Let it dry. If it doesn't disappear try using saddle soap.
     


  5. GBR

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    Little different from rain.
     


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    OP, you may not know but there is a pretty informative shoecare thread here. One of the zillions of topics discussed is water spotting on lightish colored shoes (apparently related to the difference in ph between tap water (or rain) and tanned leather).

    Anyway, some interesting discussions over there. Might be worth a look.
     


  7. Caustic Man

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    I’ve used saddle soap successfully against rain, gutter water, mud, dog saliva, and beer. But I’m happy to hear your alternative.
     


  8. Johnny Warwick

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    My issue isn't the water, it's the "hot water" from a boiling kettle! Does this effect the washed leather when I start treating it with a solution, such as saddle soap?
     


  9. Caustic Man

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    I understand the general principles behind the making of tea. But your question is unclear. Does what affect the leather? What kind of affect are you referring to? What do you mean by “washed” leather? This is all very vague.
     


  10. Johnny Warwick

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    Washed refers to the way the leather looked, weathered and used.

    Anyway, since I've never owned " washed leather" a friend suggested to leave it because it adds to the weathered and used look, but I see it as a stain that sticks out!
     


  11. Caustic Man

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    I can’t answer that question. I dont know what kind of treatments your boots underwent or the substances used, etc. Even so, I’m not sure anyone could predict exactly what your shoes would look like after using any cleaning agent on them. But if you really don’t like the way it looks right now I would guess that saddle soap couldn’t make them look any worse. It might rub off some of the burnishing but that will happen eventually anyway. It’s up to you what you try.
     


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    Just throw them away. That's what we all do when we get water (boiling or frozen) on our leather shoes.
     


  13. Joe Schmoe

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    Probably can't hurt to try some Venetian Shoe Cream or Saphir Renovateur. They may or may not help blend the area that was hit by water into the rest of the leather, but I don't see how they can do any harm, and they might just help.
     


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    Strong user name to content factor in this post. I actually shook my head and thought to myself “user name checks out”. I’m still giggling over the concept of tea making and it’s relevance to shoe care. Lol
     


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