To Dark or wrong polish on shoes

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  1. Joman

    Joman New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I polished my lovely Tan shoes with Tan polish. Sadly its obvious that the polish was far to dark. I want to remove the polish if possible and some how restore the color.

    Is there anyway to this?

    TIA
     


  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Hi,

    I'm going to move this to Menswear Advice, where this might get a few more eyes who are focused on giving this type of advice.

    This should do the trick https://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-reno-mat-cleaner.html
     


  3. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Dont worry about renomat. There are two simple and cheap ways to remove excess wax/polish, and both involves knowledge of basic chemistry. First cheapo way is just to use a rag soaked in vodka. Second cheapo way is to use neutral wax polish, as neutral wax contains a higher proportion of solvents versus wax and pigments. Neither product will damage leather or strip dyes. Voila!
     


  4. cloven

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    Saddle soap to remove the polish, then neutral shoe cream
     


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