**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    the more I look at your pictures the more I think this person used some silicone polish as well. Only saying this because it has a weird shine on the shoes and my crap cell phone cam cannot show it to you guys.

    Do you mind share some of the details of getting ride of the old polish with nail polish remover and what kind of alcohol were u referring to in your original post?

    thank you!
     
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  2. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    On the contrary, the entire purpose of Renomat is to be able to easily strip off resins & silicon products. This is exactly what differentiates it from many ordinary cleaners.



    If you are going to use Renomat you don't/won't need anything else to get rid of the old polish. If you are going to use nail polish remover you prob won't need Renomat, but you'll definitely need Renovateur to restore the natural oils/fats/waxes that the remover will strip out.
     


  3. fritzl

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    exactly
     


  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    ???
     


  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    what's about good old saddle soap?
     


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    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Yes what bucksfan said. I had a similar experience the very first time I wore my walnut shell Dalton boots. Not a pleasant experience. Using Reno and a brush for half an hour greatly reduced the size of the damaged area. I ended up having to put a light coat of Saphir cognac polish (in my case) to fill the color back in after that. Now can't even tell that any damage was done. But just the brushing and using Reno greatly reduced the size of the area that needed color restoration.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    why does a cleanser help? i'm honestly confused...
     


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    Before saying this have you tried to remove layers and layers of silicon polish (a true disgrace for the leather) with Renomat?

    My experience with Renomat is that it could be harsh in some case or some leathers and absolutely soft and near useless in other cases.
    (Read what I write in the link posted)
    I use it from many years.

    Of course I agree that after using a nailpolish remover or alchol the leather would be conditioned, In this case I use saphir medaille d'or Lotion (the best conditioner for me), Renovateur or Collonil Premium Lotion, depending on the case.
     
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  9. alexSF

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    I suggest you try first with Renomat, may still work.
    If it doesn't try other solutions but avoids the acetone.

    However I use a cotton wad to strip the shoes with that products, with a pause between the applications
    The alcohol was the common pink denatured alcohol.
     
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  10. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    As has already been recommended, all you need is renomat. I just works so well and so delicately to remove old layers of polish, wax and whatever else the previous owner used. I was truly amazed at how well it worked with very little effort. A bottle will also last you a very long time as it's not a product that needs to be used often.


    IIRC you and I live relatively close. PM me your address and I'll send you a small container of renomat to use on these shoes. You will love it and will end up buying more.
     
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  11. Northampton Novice

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    Yes I have, many times in fact. Here's a tip - it actually says it does this on the bottle.



    This much is true.



    Don't be presumptuous, you are not the only Renomat user of many years.
     
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  12. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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    so it's a good thing???
     


  14. Northampton Novice

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    I think for the iGents it's fallen out of favour. Whats more I think it would be too complicated for some of the characters we know to use properly - remember they need instructions on how to open a tin of polish...
     


  15. Northampton Novice

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    Renomat is a decent product - I sang it's praises here on SF in the past when very few people had tried it. But there are better products out there, that cost less too!
     
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