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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Yaniel

    Yaniel Member

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    The spray waterproofer "to waterproof & protect all types of leather" and on the back it lists suede http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF644_1_40000000001_-1

    Is this the proper one?
     


  2. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Yep, that's what I used.
     


  3. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    I've used AE suede spray on 2 different pairs of suede chukkas with no adverse effects either.
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    did you spray it on too heavy perhaps? i think you are only supposed to spray a light coat on.

    also, there should not be a reason to brush the suede at all when it's new and not dirty.
     


  5. Yaniel

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    Maybe I went to heavy. I brushed it the day after I sprayed them because the nap was completely flat. Rubbing my finger on the shoe, the color would not change at all. After a bit of brushing, the texture came back, but not as rich as when they were unsprayed.
     


  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    sounds like you went too heavy with the spray or something.

    i wouldn't worry about it and just wear the heck out of them. the suede would not look good as new for long anyway. ;)
     
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  7. Bakes11771

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    I used the whole can when I did it and brushed after it dried to restore the nap (not that it even really needed it)
     


  8. phototristan

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    wow, that seems like way too much. i just lightly mist it on, let it dry and call it done.
     


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    No - the whole can?

    Are you putting us on?
     


  10. Burton

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    A few packages were waiting for me when I got home tonight.
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    Going to add quite a few more calfskin. I think they are underrated.
     
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  12. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    The whole can on 2 pairs. Its small for an aerosol can, but I understand what you are saying. It dried quick (almost instantly) compared to other suede protectants that I have used, so I just kept on applying. Hopefully they are thoroughly protected from my generous application.

    At the same time, I did it outside, so a lot of it might have gotten taken away with the wind.

    Anyway, yes, the whole can, no adverse effects.
     


  13. Papa Doble

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    I agree that the AE spray runs out faster than I expected. I make one or two quick passes with the spray from about 8 inches to a foot away.

    I got caught in heavy rain the other day in some suede chukkas, and the water beaded up nicely.
     


  14. PhiPsi32

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    No worries. I put on an even coat. Let t dry. Then apply again. Seems to be sufficient as water beads up nicely on the of chance I get caught in the rain . . .
     


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    Thank you! Enjoy a sockless summer too!
     


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