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

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

  1. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    I won't disagree with that. But if he's lost, I can appreciate asking for help.
     


  2. Gerry

    Gerry Senior member

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    Typically that kind of stain can be caused by using to much water in an effort to create a spit shine but as you say this happens when you use no water it may be a different cause or the water you previously used has not been allowed dry out properly. I would use the reno on the offending toe cap and let it dry out completly (at least 24hrs). Then apply very light coats of the wax checking that the stain is not reappearing.
     


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    Many thanks..

    In fact I may have been misleading in my description. It's when I apply the wax that the marks appear. Initially I used a little water with it, then thinking that was the issue, tonight I tried again after a nights drying with only wax and no water. The result was the same however, with whatever moisture is in the wax making a damp mark.

    I was tring to avoid a re- start, but will do so if needs be....just not sure what do do differently as I was very careful to clean all finish off and start from scratch last time round.
     


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    FYI I have spent three days trying to find the answer in this thread before posting...

    Care to point me to it?
     


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    Thanks, will give that's go...

    At 45 deg outside now at 7pm I reckon it should dry pretty quickly ;-)
     


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    Don't know how I missed it, lots to learn still...
     


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    hahahahaa, well said
     


  9. goodlensboy

    goodlensboy Senior member

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    Some1 should think about organizing the info in this thread better

    its getting difficult to find exact info in the big thread - who can read 100 pages for an answer
     


  10. mymil

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    They key to learning how to shine your shoes is to shine your shoes. Assuming you've already read all 191 (and counting) pages of this thread.
     


  11. KenjiKen

    KenjiKen Active Member

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    Hey Guys, new on this thread here but wondering- what
    do you use to take care of your sperries?
    I have some that are about a year old and starting to fray.
    Anyone know a commerical wax or anything?

    Thanks
     


  12. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    If you're just looking to re-wax them you can use Otter Wax or Filson's wax.
     


  13. KenjiKen

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    Thanks brizzle!
    I'll look into that
     


  14. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    Some tutorials for the Otter Wax and its application on shoes. I've had good results with it.

    Otter Wax Tutorial
     


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    according to the video of otter wax!! i have never used this product on textile shoes!is it leaving marks or darkening the shoe?why not to use a waterproofer like collonils-or tarrago(they are preaty good, easy to use) ?is it better? thanks in advance
     


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