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

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

  1. benhour

    benhour Senior member

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    the video is from a waterproofer spray!! the product he is asking for is recoloring the suede!!

    probably you can find it at kirbys hanger project!! he used to have it
     
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    This came up a while back; there has been some issues importing to the US. I believe that Hanger Project should have it, as well as Invulner, by the end of the month.
     
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    Spoke to soon about PS replacing them, since they were on sale and they are no longer in stock, they want to give me a credit for the purchase price. Oh well, until the next sale! I am not spending an additional $400 to replace them.

    I need to locate the address to PS Corporate, that is crazy not to offer a comparable replacement.
     
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  4. OzzyJones

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    Arseholes!
     
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    Anyone? If there's a thread that's better suited for this question I would appreciate a recommendation on that instead.
     
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    I think they're similar. I recall reading in this thread someone had explained the differences. You may want to search in this thread to see if you could find that post.
     
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    Google is your friend
    Montana Pitch Blend, which differs from Obenauf’s LP in that it contains mink oil and amber pine pitch. I haven’t used any of these, but Leffot tells me that Montana Pitch Blend leaves less of a waxy feel and is less likely to darken leather.

    Link to the full article: http://putthison.com/post/30802926417/how-to-take-care-of-rugged-boots-i-spent
     
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    totally agree with that!!
     
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    I don't think it will lighten the shoe. It can't get lighter from the cream as the cream does not take any color away.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    Hello gents,

    Can anyone tell me what I might have done to cause the spots on my RM Williams?

    The boots are about ten years old and have until recently been exposed to nothing more than RM Williams leather conditioner and RM Williams chestnut polish. Apart from getting darker I've never had any problems.

    I recently applied some Renovateur (after having had great success with both that and some cream polish on my black RMs) and I then applied brown Church's wax.

    This is when the trouble started. No matter what I do now I can't seem to avoid getting these spots. I live in a very dry climate so it's not from rain, or salt for that matter. And I'm pretty sure it's not from my poor aim either.

    I have ordered some Renomat and some brown (in a suitable shade) cream and intend starting over, but can any of you give me a clue as to why this might have happened?

    Cheers,

    James
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  15. EnsitMike

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    Can someone give some quick insight as to the difference of cirage and glaçage.

    From what I gather, glaçage is what we know as a spit shine or mirror shine in english, however I have heard that the cirage is an art in itself. At first, I was under the impression that cirage was the use of cream polish rather than wax polish, but all of the videos I have seen on it show people applying wax, though just with much less of a finish relative to a spitshine.

    That just had me curious as to why people call it an art in itself when compared to the glaçage.
     
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    I think cirage is just the waxing in itself, whereas glaçage is the name of a mirror shine. You need to cirage to accomplish a glaçage?
     
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    That would actually make a lot of sense in the context that I've seen the words used. Thanks for the help, that cleared a lot of confusion.
     
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    Does anyone use leather conditioner on the inside of the shoes? Especially under the vamp, where the majority of the creases are.
     
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    No coz I'm not mad! [​IMG]
     
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    @ OzzyJones

    Your taking part in this thread says it all :D

    @ JimC

    I mentioned this spotty matter some while back in the big RM thread. Have a pair of claret coloured craftsman boots in yearling. They've been covered in Reno + burgundy soft + hard Saphir. All is fine until there's a slight drizzle, whereupon the pink spots appear. Even minuscule drops of water from hand washing will cause the same. No such problem on other RM boots. This is not simply the concern of an obsessive, but very noticeable to all. The spots only seem to disappear with a light coating of Reno.

    RM boots are great. I'm not suggesting it's the boot at fault. In fact, I don't know what I'm suggesting; just my own experience with Saphir on claret yearling. Maybe a smarter person like Crat could explain. I know he spends many a night over an open cauldron, brewing up waxy potions.

    Could it be sprinkles of water from your hand washing? It can take a few minutes after wetting for the spots to show.

    Lear
     

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