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

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You know, I wouldn't doubt that Hermes originally got together with Avel to make this stuff, however I think it was later tweeked and reformulated for the use of shoes. I mean right on the bottle for reno on the instructions if shows a hand applying it to a purse. So this makes sense. I will snap a picture later if I have the time.

    While Hermes does use it, I doubt that their intentions were to make a "slippery" product. I wouldn't say it is slippery at all once dried and buffed.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, it is a bit of buildup. What I would do is reapply some reno to the vamp and buff with a horsehair brush. You should only apply wax very sparingly to the vamp of the shoe. They will be ok, but from here on out reno is probably the only thing you need most of the time on the vamp. A bit of cream polish, or wax once in a blue moon and lightly.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is really good advice. As for the color streak. I have no idea what caused it. It depends on a lot of factors. What color polish were you using? It could just be color deposits from your attempted bulling. I don't think it is an issue though, keep at the bulling and embrace the patina.
     


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    Yeah I know what you're referring to, it's basically the pictorial instructions - indicating how to apply, how long for etc I never really read into the image that they had chosen to use. The same 'purse' image is used on several Saphir products however not just Renovateur.
     


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    Sorry for ignorance...on the toe, I just apply wax and start polishing away and then add some more wax when what's there seems to have smoothed out....is that wrong? I need to just wait at some point in the middle of this process?
     


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    no worries. thank you for sharing your detailed knowledge and insight. this is much too confusing for me, though.

    i stick with my products and call it a day.
     


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    no worries. thank you for sharing your detailed knowledge and insight. this is much too confusing for me, though.

    i'll stick with my regulars and call it a day.
     


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    +1
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On my cream polishes it shows a shoe, on reno it shows a purse.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What are you trying to do? A simple polish, or a mirror shine?
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    mirror shine on the toes
     


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    Go on...and what about your other Saphir products?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It shows dicks.
     


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    You need to swirl the wax on the toe for a while and when you feel it drying put a droplet of water on it and keep swirling with the water. When the wax sort of dissapates do it again. Repeat a billion times.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Yep, that was my method. Thank you sir.
     


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