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

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

  1. audog

    audog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     


  2. trevorplease

    trevorplease Senior member

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    I don't understand, does renovateur strip/clean or condition?
     


  3. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    I agree with this. Please stop using renomat on these shoes! Do as above and apply some cordovan cream! Very best wishes, Munky.
     


  4. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Renomat is a stripper and renovateur is a conditioner. I have never used Renomat as I have never found a need for something as potential harsh on any of my shoes. I use Renovateur occasionally but not particularly regularly. Generally, don't use too much of anything and brush, brush, brush.
     


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    Misterg12 Senior member

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    I had bottle of Renomat in a box that I keep my shoe maintenance stuff in and didn’t close the lid tight enough. Started smelling something, opened the box and it had leaked and melted all the bristles on my suede brush. Strong stuff.
     


  6. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    I found something that Luigi posted, a few weeks ago, very useful. I have started to put on cream polish with my finger. It is really good at allowing you to gauge how much product you are putting on your shoes. Thanks Luigi. Best wishes, Munky.
     


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    Luigi_M Well-Known Member

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    Glad you found the trick useful Munky.
    By using a cloth I was always using far too much cream, this resulting in gunked shoes - and you all have seen how easily I overdo the subsequent cleaning. :eek2:
    I would only suggest to rub with a slow motion - or not too fast anyway - or you risk to get a little blister on your finger. Don't ask me how I know that!
    After that ... as you say, brush, brush, brush is the true keyword.
    Have a nice week end! Luigi.
     


  8. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @benhour! Since it's coming from a shine expert like you I'll take it as a double compliment. :cheers:
    Anyway I know that, as we say in Italy, I still have to eat a lot of dishes of soup ...
    Practice, practice ...
    Luigi.
     


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    JohnAAG Senior member

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    Hello! I need some help with a pair of Church's I picked up. Any suggestions for repairing/covering this scratch?
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    Thanks!
    John
     


  10. benhour

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    Take a clean toothbrush/toothpeak and try gently to remove as more as possible dust trapped in the scuffs !! Dont try to use any cleaner or conditioner to remove the dirt cause you are going to end with a very bad mark (always considering the colour of the shoe witch is very easy to stain) !! Find a matching colour paste polish and wax (slightly lighter is optimal) and cover it up!
     


  11. right_hook

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    Hello fellow members!
    I need your help. Again!
    I have a nice pair of C&J Tetbury chukka boots.
    There is a scratch on the left one. Is it possible to remove/repair/hide it? If yes then how to do it?
    All advises and opinions are welcome.
    You can even tell everything you want about the quality of the leather. No problems with "the faint of heart" here :)

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