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

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

  1. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    The polish is just a layer on top of the leather. You should be able to remove it with something like renomat or possibly renovateur.
     
  2. Crat

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    Done, hope this holds up.
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  3. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    Looks fantastic!
     
  4. aglose

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    Ok. I'll look around town for some of this but if I had to get it online where's the best price?
     
  5. OzzyJones

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    Where are you? The US, UK and mainland Europe all have their own online dealers
     
  6. kayjaybee

    kayjaybee Senior member

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    Great job, Crat...did you primarily use creme to accomplish the re-finishing?
     
  7. aglose

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    Ozzy I'm mainland US.
     
  8. david3558

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    Trying out GlenKaren's Burgundy Shoe Polish and High Polish products. The high polish is awesome, seriously. I'm a total noob at calfskin care and I was able to get a pretty great shine first try :slayer:

    However, do have some questions about what I'm supposed to do with the right shoe as it has a damaged area that was darkened by the polish! Check out the video - excuse any mistakes that I made.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  9. OzzyJones

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    Hanger project for the US. From what I've gleaned you're better not even trying to find an offline stockist.
    Happy to be corrected tho
     
  10. aglose

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    Wish their starter kits were a bit cheaper but oh well.
     
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    Best to see if you can put together $50 worth and the shippings free if you get renomat and renovateur your almost there and you will almost certainly use it up if you care for your shoes properly
     
  12. Alvinbmx

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    Well...mine is the black calf leather from Meermin. I repeated the following steps twice (Renovateur>Pommadier >Pâte de Luxe) before repeatedly polishing with the Pâte de Luxe but still couldn't work out anything. I polished for at least 2 hours.

    The problem is i noticed that the surface of a particular part feels a little sticky. So i wondering if that is the reason why i can't smooth out the surface to bring out the shine.
     
  13. nickwjd

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    I am having a similar issue with a pair of Florsheim Veblens. Leather feels sticky, can't get a shine to build. Brushing doesn't seem to help much, and even after many weeks, if I take a dry finger and rub the leather, I can make a smear mark. Not sure what happened, but I'm going to try a cleaner soon (similar to Renomat) and hopefully that removes whatever is on the shoe.
     
  14. Alvinbmx

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    Yeah, there's a smear mark when I tried to rub it as well. I think some kind of grime got on to it. I am also thinking of using a cleaner to remove it. Not sure if it will work. I just hope someone who had a similar experience will be able to share how he overcame this.
     
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    Might have no relation, but are you trying to raise a high shine using a dark wax on a light shoe by any chance?
     

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