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

  1. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    LOL. Basically.

    I can't imagine you would need anything other than Renomat to strip shell. Unless you are tying to get Horween's dye off it it....
     


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    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The wax is most likely off and at this point you're taking the factory dye off. A good coat of renomat should be more than enough to start fresh. You have to start building back the finish in small steps with creams then wax. It will seem like you're getting nowhere but then the glow will appear.
     


  4. halfnhalfnhalf

    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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    I knew it - doing it wrong. Fortunately it sounds like I haven't wrecked the shoes in the process, so I will get to work on building the finish back. Thanks for the reply!
     


  5. Beach Bum

    Beach Bum Senior member

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    Patrick those must be from Kenneth Coles from your local discount clothing store.
     


  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    nail polish remover/acetone would work for sure, but as mentioned previously, you'll be likely digging into the factory finish

    I had a pair of aldens that I wanted to experiment with. bought cheap, had some buildup on the left shoe I wanted to strip down but couldnt seem to get it to the point of the right shoe. Will send to alden to see if they can freshen them back up.. If not, no biggie as I was using these to <cheaply> try out Modified Last to confirm it would work.

    this is after renomat and then nail polish remover (on the left shoe only)

    [​IMG]
     


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    Itsuo Senior member

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    That looks familiar. I put at least 8mi/day on any pair of shoes I wear to work. My G&Gs continue to take skin from the top of my big toe but they've only ever opened it up like yours a handful of times. I've broken them in over time and it's gotten much better.

    I'm also considering a move to St.C's but maybe at the pair a year pace....
     


  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    8 miles per day is really a lot of walking. How do you manage to even walk at the end of the day when you have an open wound like that? :S
     


  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    8 miles a day! That is some serious mileage. Door to door salesman?
     


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    justsayno Senior member

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    why the fuck would you wear shoes that mutilate your feet?

     


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    Received three jars of GlenKaren today, going to have at it with the dark brown :satisfied:
     


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    Didn't realize the conditioner cream was so runny, dribbled =\

    yet to clean up the goop, smells kind of nice
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's right!
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I walk about a mile and a half each weekday. A lot more on weekends, sometimes 10 miles or more on a beautiful weekend day.
     


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    jd13jd13 Senior member

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    Bickmore did an AMA today, here's a link if anyone is interested.
     


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