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

  1. kwhunter

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    ^^^ It leaves a sticky residue on the shoes; therefore, I moisten the applicator and the pad with water and then I apply Lexol; but I like it more on the soles.
    In my car though it's perfect on the leather seats since it leaves a dull and gripping finish.
     


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    No. It's usually the litter bottle of the same thing.
     


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    Ron, for the Nano Protector how often should it be re-applied? My retailer recommended after every couple of wears which seems a little excessive to me. I've been using it on a pair of suede chukkas.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Disagree with this. If it leaves a sticky residue it is because either your Lexol is old, or you have too much wax for finish that the Lexol isn't able to penetrate through all of the way. You only really need to apply this to the vamp, which shouldn't be heavily finished anyway.
     


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    +1
     


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    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Is there a chart that has the shoe size (US or UK) and the corresponding width (in inches or CM) just to see how much smaller the width is from one size to the next down.
     


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    I respect your opinion; however, I only apply lexol to the vamp and never wax to the vamp, just cream. I bought recently a fresh bottle.
    Therefore, to avoid the stickiness I apply the Lexol the same way as on my car seats: with a moistened applicator. That works, but I'm still not a big fan of lexol on vamps, only on soles.
     


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    For those of you who use a deer bone, do you just store it rolled up into a cloth or do you have to put it in something a little more air tight like a zip loc?
     


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    So can someone clarify the process for me regarding waxing a shoe?

    Assuming my shoes are fully polished with color the process I used to wax is shown below.

    Melt a dab of Saphir M d'Or and apply the liquid to toe/heel (melting helps with application per a thread I read here). I scraped a tiny bit out with a spoon then lit it.
    Apply a dab of ice water and rub in.
    Polish with stockings.
    Repeat about a bazillion times to achieve a mirror shine.

    Is that the correct order of application? That's what I did and though I didn't get a true mirror shine my shoes are definitely shinier than ever.

    Do you have to polish with stockings after every application or do you just apply Saphir, water, Saphir, water, etc, then polish once at the end? Does it make a difference?

    Thanks for clarification.
     
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    Mine's a nice an oily one (Abbey Horn from Hangar Project) and I put it in a large zip lock bag both to prevent drying and also to prevent it rubbing oil on whatever it contacts while in storage.
     


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    That's the one I have. I'll just keep it in the zip lock it came in. Thanks.
     


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    Does anyone have a preference for the deer bone from any one place over another? I have a chance to pick up the one from Leffot a little bit easier than the one from A Suitable Wardrobe. I'm assuming it makes no difference
     


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    Also the smell. Those things smell like death.
     


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    go to sleeep booth
     


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