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

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

  1. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    Any recommendations as to whether I should use Saphir wax or cream if I were only to choose one? I'm currently on a renovateur/ AE polish regimen, with renomat on the first application before applying the saphir.
     
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    After i strip a pair of shoes from old wax with chemically clean gasoline (swedish translation), I usually give the shoes 2-3 layers of cream before waxpolish.

    But if i had to chose i´d go with the wax.
     
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  3. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    I actually don't remember.
     
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    Out of curiosity is there any reason why you want to get off that current regimen?

    So yeah - back to Edward Green talk... products for Dark Oak? ;)
     
  5. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    No real reason, it gives me a pretty decent shine right now, and the leather looks well nourished. I've just read some posts that have said that Saphir would be wasted if one didn't go with a full Saphir regimen
     
  6. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Indeed.
     
  7. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Enlighten us.
     
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    cbfn Senior member

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    Of course, but I don't understand what kind of EU regulations will make it hard to obtain something as trivial as Lexol. It was just a post showing my scepticism to such a statement and a request to what kind of regs could cause this.

    I was just trying to offer you advice on how to obtain it from legitimate sources if you looked for some.
     
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  9. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    I'm unsure why you are sceptical of me sonny given some of your posts [​IMG] But it's kind of you to offer to help with sources.

    You'd be astonished at what EU directives cover and the mischief they cause, if you're interested in learning more speak to a European law specialist.
     
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    Scepticism was the wrong word, incomprehensible or baffeling would better bescrive it. I already know that the directives can have a indirect influence on difference things, but I can't understand how a reg possibly could affect Lexol, that's all.
     
  11. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    OK.
     
  12. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    No insight other than what others have posted- Saphir Reno consists mostly of natural waxes etc (and that is their biggest advantage over normal conditioners). Using other waxes/polishes with normal chemicals would cancel out the effect of using reno? Not based on my own personal experience or views...

    So... Saphir wax or cream?
     
  13. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    can't you make up your own mind?
     
  14. spitshine123

    spitshine123 Senior member

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    Geez, was the rude response really necessary? I just wanted some opinions from people with more experience with shoecare (knowledge sharing being the point of a forum?) and both products. I COULD buy both and experiment, but this stuff is pretty expensive, especially if I jump for multiple colors.
     
  15. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    well as long as you know the difference between a cream and a wax I don't see what else there is to say.

    one has more pigment and is more of a conditioner.

    The other has more...wax and gives more of a shine.

    Pick which one you want?
     

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