- Dec 17, 2016
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To be honest, they look beautiful to me. I would not do anything to them other than maintain them.
Thank you both for your input, it seems like water spots to me though.Agreed. I would call that patina and move on. Condition them, polish them and wear them in good health.
After I let them sit for awhile and applied renovateur, I’ve got the mirror shine on these shoes. Think that they were too wet to polish. Thanks for your reply it worked!Renovateur should put the shine on them. I had the same thing after i removed a poor attempt at mirror shine going a bit too wild on Renomat. Renovateur worked very well.
Can’t see them but you could try to take them off but I think it will require removing the finish. I would try to apply Renovateur, a darker cream and wax and then see the result. If not good, then go the other way.Thank you both for your input, it seems like water spots to me though.
The problem with trying to fix this kind of colour differences as a result from getting shoes soaked is that you risk going into a rabbithole, removing the original finish, having to dye the shoes, etc I don't think it's worth it.Thank you both for your input, it seems like water spots to me though.
I personally would remove that heel sock and fit either a slim leather insert or a half insert.
I think it may be that you already have too much wax on the shoe. Can't say for sure if the shoe is bending a it right there but maybe it's time to get it off and start again and leave it just before it hit those creases.Hi everyone, I would like to seek some advice on a mirror shine that seemed to go wrong yesterday. Let me give you some quick background info:
Until now, I've always done my mirror shines using neutral Saphir Pate De Luxe which I have grown quite accustomed to. Recently, however, I bought myself a tin of neutral Saphir Mirror Gloss as I wanted to push myself a bit more and try something new.
After doing a mirror shine yesterday on my newly purchased shoes using a combination of the Mirror Gloss and the Pate De Luxe as outlined by Kirby Allison from the Hanger Project, I noticed this evening that there was already significant cracking on the sides of the shoes. I haven't seen this happen with any of my past mirror shines when I only used the Pate De Luxe. What could I have done wrong?
Before beginning with the mirror shine on these shoes, I'd already treated them with Renovateur, shoe cream and wax polish when they came out of the box. Then yesterday evening, I gave them another light layer of cream polish, followed by one coat of Pate De Luxe. After that, I began the real mirror shine process by adding several layers of Mirror gloss, droplets of water, interspersed with small amounts of Pate De Luxe.
As always, your feedback is highly appreciated.