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waxed suede-know how?

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anybody ever wax suede or denim or canvas-themselves?
 

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Waxing suede and waxing cotton are going to be pretty different processes, though. Or, at least, I would assume so. I'd like to know how to do that.
 

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I have sanded the surface of a calf shoe to basically a nubuck surface (very smooth suede) and reapplied tan (nearly neutral) wax polish to them. It looks sort of interesting, but not like commercial waxed suede.
 

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what does it look like?
 

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It's hard to describe. It mostly went back to looking like polished leather, just a bit duller. I'll try to dig them out and get a pic sometime.
 

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that's almost exactly like what I had in mind. I wanted to buy the clarks desert boots in oily leather; but they're all out of my size everywhere; so I was thinking i'd get some black suede ones and work something out. what grit sandpaper did you use and what kind of wax?
 

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I believe I used 400 or maybe 240(?) grit wet-or-dry since that's what I had lying around. Use a fine one then move up if you're not getting anywhere.

The polish was just Kiwi tan polish, but you could also use a beeswax polish or something for oiled leather.
 

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