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

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

  1. Numbernine

    Numbernine Senior member

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    Sorry for coming off flip last night but considering how light the leather is I would not try to remove it .Ime trying to remove it wil only make it worse whereas just left alone it will dissapate and probably become much less noticeable very shortly . I certainly defer to more experienced voices on this matter tho
     


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    More experienced and perhaps literate as well.

    Yeah, that would be good.
     


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    Making sense also helps.

    If you're going to dump on people it would help to have an IQ above 91 and the grammar of someone who has actually graduated from High School.
     
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    A word of advice... Don't within six posts start to be a dick on the forum. You need to earn that, buddy.
     


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    In my experience, the only kind of person who feels the need to go around telling people how dumb they are is the kind of person who isn't all that intelligent themselves, but would like to think that they are. Ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect?
     


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    If you had done any research at all you would realize that my opinion regarding a short list for cordovan care products was anything but an attempt to " dump " on anyone but rather a reiteration of this forums most agreed upon method of initial care for shell cordovan shoes .It is refered to as the Mac method..As to the other matter you seem to fail to note that there was an apology involved or that it had nothing to with you whatsoever . I would suggest however that if you find improper grammar , misspelling , and lack of clarity so distasteful you avoid asking questions on internet forums or at the least take note of the advice given you by Patrick Booth
     


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    I would highly recommend . . . before you do anything . . . would be to study both of the following links (and if necessary, call them if you need clarification):

    http://www.sidmashburn.com/shop/shoe-shine-playbook/shell-cordovan.html

    http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide/polishing-shell-cordovan.html

    All my best,

    David
     


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    Anyone have any good success using acetone in either special cleaning or regular maintenance?

    David
     


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    Yes but unless you have read and understand this it is a very bad idea
    http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9927062
     


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    Hello there. But I found that Acetone is too weak for my taste.
     


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    Plutonium works best, but only when you are traveling 88 miles per hour.
     


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    I have never used acetone, but I have used turpentine for a wax remover. My understanding is that acetone is more aggressive than turpentine. Here is some information.





     


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    I find that interesting because with the use of renovateur on a mirror shined toe in just a small amount and swirling it around it actually helps create a mirror shine. You actually start getting that slick glassy resistance. I feel it is great for renovating a mirror shine. Unless whatever is in that Saphir jar in that picture isn't renovateur and just a regular neutral polish or something else entirely.
     


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    As a lot of people have observed, the shell on the RL Marlow seems really dry.

    I wanted to condition it so I tried some of this stuff called "Leather Honey" which I've used on a lot of other leathery goods with great success.

    I put some on the vamp and it soaked it up like a sponge! I did the rest of both shoes and now the shell is nice and soft an supple. It's pretty sweet.

    Has anyone else used Leather Honey? I tried in on some calf once but it relaxed the leather quite a bit and altered the fit. The shell seems to like it, though.
     


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