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

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

  1. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    568 pages in this thread eh.gif I'm not reading all that, should I remove the rubber stopper on the thong part from the sole before cleaning, or is that just being to picky? Will it affect the life of the shoe? Should I use reno? Cream, wax or both?

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  2. green garden

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    What is the reason again why people don't like using products with petroleum distillates? I know that this and silicone are the big no-nos for leather care. I'm asking because I just recently found out that the waterproofing product that I use for suede contains petroleum distillates. I wanted to check what the impact of this type of product is for the suede.

    Thanks.
     
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    Waterproofing stops the leather from breathing, which isn't ideal for leather.
     
  4. green garden

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    How do you treat suede then? I may not be using the right term when I say waterproof because I don't think that really happens. Maybe water resistant? I thought they had to be treated for protection.
     
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    making suede water resistant by spray is the only method I can think of, I think it's better than letting them get wet patches.

    The reason why we don't use spray on calf shoes is because cream nourishes the shoes, and wax provides a protective layer.
     
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    Yep. I made the mistake of showing it to my wife. I now need about two more cans of nanoprotector....
     
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    It's great stuff, just picked up another can from Epaulet
     
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    What's the difference between that one and saphir
     
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    i dont think there is a big difference between them!! i have bothh of them
     
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    [ATTACHMENT=7618]Nanotechnology_report - Copy.pdf (65k. pdf file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    This.....though I am no scientist.

    As the distributor for Tarrago, Saphir, MDO and LCA, it's a tough call but I have to say that our tests here show the Nano Protector as the superior product.
     
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    My girlfriend made fun of me then saw it worked and used it on all her shoes. Had to buy a few more from epaulet



    The nano works a lot better I think saphir still leaves water spots after using both sprays. Saphir is more natural smelling I guess. And the alden Edmonds one works just as well and it costs a lot less than both.
     
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    Can the Nano Protector stuff be easily stripped off the suede/leather or is this a permanent coat?
     

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