suede shirt has shiny spots...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by discostu004, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    what can you do about this? i have a black barbera suede shirt and in some spots where it's rubbed against something it's not looking right. don't know how to describe, but i assume you know. anything OTHER than taking it to a leather cleaner for $50?
     


  2. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Stu - before doing that try a good stiff brush and see if it is just the nap smashed down.

    BE VERY CAREFUL before using suede cleaners because if you get the suede wet you are ...screwed.

    Stiff brush, rough it up a bit, see where we are.
     


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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Use fine sandpaper to restore the nap - but be very careful.
     


  4. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    i think i have a suede brush, will that work or is the suede too fine??
     


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    T4phage Senior member

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    Lance, I would first try raising the nap using a crepe brush, since a suede brush is usually for thicker suede. This is the adivce I was given for my nicer jackets and shoes. Something like this: [​IMG] From this website: Dunkelman
     


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    Are you any good at painting? If the brush does not work try a light stipple with a sharpie. It's black so it should work.
     


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