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

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

  1. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    I've used the Saphir's Neutral shoe cream (#2). It is turpentine based and differs from the Renovateur. It does as good a job as any shoe cream. I went through a period when I used only the neutral cream as a 'polish' (rather than using a particular colour). As I have indicated, to boring effect, above, I have had to give it up because of my being allergic to turpentine.

    I am beginning to ponder on this: is it more a case of knowing what you are doing when you are cleaning and polishing shoes - rather than about using particular products?
     


  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Never tried the cordovan care cream, but I can tell you the tube premium shoe polish is junk. It's very soft with pretty high solvent content, doesn't dry well and yields no shine compare to maltonian and saphir. Not a lot of pigments as well so it doesn't work as an edge dressing either.
     


  3. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Yeah, not what I asked at all.
     
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  4. Beach Bum

    Beach Bum Senior member

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    Yes I think so.

    Look at that Justin guy with a blog. He spends 6 hours on one shoe vigorously polishing, then comments exactly what product was needed to get to that level of perfection and how it was used. When in reality it was a combination of things that could have easily been changed/removed/swapped for other products/etc and the end result would have been identical. Not to mention saving 5.5 hours of his day on one shoe. But that's a different topic.
     


  5. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Thanks for your input.
     


  6. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    Then blame the answer on Allen Edmonds, as I only quoted what their official answer was to . . . your question . . .after copying and pasting the question you posted.

    DUH . . .

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  7. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    BREAKING NEWS FROM FOX NEWS TODAY:

    Amazing Uses for WD-40

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    "Winterproof boots and shoes : Waterproof your winter boots and shoes by giving them a coat of WD-40. It’ll act as a barrier so water can’t penetrate the material. Also use WD-40 to remove ugly salt stains from boots and shoes during the winter months. Just spray WD-40 onto the stains and wipe with a clean rag. Your boots and shoes will look almost as good as new.


    Source: CLICK HERE
     


  8. jd13jd13

    jd13jd13 Senior member

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    Nick Horween's answer:
     


  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There must really be nothing going on in the world today for this to be considered, "breaking news".
     


  10. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    David,

    Do you use WD40 as joint lubricant and skin care at the same time?

    Best,
     


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  12. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Great to know! Thanks again for the follow up.
     


  13. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    You may want to contact FOX NEWS and ask them. Slow day in politics?
     


  14. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    That is funny . . .

    Here's another:

    "We are not wrong. We are just lite on being right."
     


  15. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    Click on the source link to see the other uses of WD40. Use #20 might provide insight.
     


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