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

  1. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

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    Maybe I am doing something 'wrong' because I never use as little as 'pea size dabs' and 'three in all'. I usually just dip my ring finger to get Renovateurs, use my index and middle fingers to apply them, and make sure there's enough cream to spread evenly.

    Those shoe cream doesn't look dry IMO. I still uses my old Saphir black/dark brown M'dor creams from several years ago before they changed to square bottles.
     
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    I really hate those square jars. Sorry I have to vent a little bit. Why did they change it?
     


  3. chogall

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    no idea, but i hate those square jars as well. and i think theres less volume than the big round jar from before?
     


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    Yes there is less volume I have some old jars too. They were 100ml jars the new jars are 75ml
     


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    The last time I bought some 3 oz tins of Kiwi Shoe Polish they were 59 cents. I had to buy some more recently, and the tins are now 2.5 oz tins and the tins cost $7.49.

    [​IMG]
     


  6. stevent

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    Leather soul still has the round 100ml reno jars, been thinking of stocking up a few

    Also if reno gets melted it's ok right? Had a jar by window and LA heat pretty much turned it to liquid, feels fine now though after it cooled down
     


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    I have been trying some out myself as my feet overpronate as well (or are perhaps slightly flat). What I've found is that even with the thinnest ones I could find, they typically raise your heel too much resulting in heel slip because the heel cup is now more shallow, and depending on your instep and the shoe's instep, makes that area uncomfortable.

    The only time I've had good results is when the shoe has a removable insole. My Florsheim Veblens have this, so I remove the original one and replace it with a full length insert which has better arch support. This works well.

    For most shoes that don't have a removable insole, I will try the standalone arch support inserts which basically stick into place at the arch. Those should provide support without affecting heel fit.
     


  8. chogall

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    Not sure if 100F heat alters any of Renovateur's chemical properties, but my garage is usually over 80+ during NorCal summer and 40- during winter. I don't feel any difference after application.

    However, wax(?) inside shoe waxes will solidify and form little spheres. And dubbing will liquify and drip grease all over.
     


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    What is the best Neutral wax shoe polish that will not leave a dry white residue on my shoes like Kiwi neutral wax show polish?
     


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    Posting didn't work!
     
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    creams look ok ,not dry at all to me too!!
    i use most of the time(in the regular maintenance process) about 2ml per shoe(about the size of 2 pea )+ 2 ml of 1909 leather cream!! but always this is depending on the condition of the leather

    the only reason i can think is marketing!! + selling les product at the same price 100ml Vs 75ml+ some product is getting wasted in the corners because you cant reach it so you bay more!!! [​IMG]

    with witch brand? i heated one wax(completely melted) with a heat gun to make solvents evaporate so to use it easier for mirror shine and never had this problem!
     
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    It gets well over 100 deg inside the back of a tractor trailer during transit. You're fine.
     


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    W.S. Robson's shoe wax. Not sure if the solid gel spheres are wax or other ingredients, will post picture when I have time.

    http://www.chainbridgehoney.co.uk/Beeswax-Polish__c-p-0-0-29.aspx
     


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    When it's poured into the jar it's melted, so no worries...
     


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