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    Touched these up. There's a tiny nick in the wax on the toe of the right shoe (which is why it isn't visible in the photo) so I may end up needing to strip and redo them.

    I am not looking forward to that, this is only about 2 months worth of shoe shine sundays...


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    They look great!
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    Man @armedferret you're putting me to shame. If I had my shoes looking like that I'd be calling it a day.
    Me too.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    They look great!
    Only cause i deliberately kept the nick out of frame. :P

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    Trying to get the black captoes into the rotation more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffedsuperdud View Post
    Trying to get the black captoes into the rotation more.


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    noiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!

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    Thought about posting in the Ask a Question thread, but this place makes sense.

    I have a couple pairs of AE brogues. I tend to treat them with neutral Venetian Shoe Cream. But, the stuff settles into the brogue and then my shoes are covered in stark white dots. I get out what I can with a q-tip, but some is still visible even after drying. Iím guessing Iím doing something wrong? Any suggestions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    ...the stuff settles into the brogue and then my shoes are covered in stark white dots. I get out what I can with a q-tip, but some is still visible even after drying.
    Horsehair daubers can work, but I use old extra-soft toothbrushes to get into the perforations. Terrycloth can work but it's a lot more work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galcobar View Post
    Horsehair daubers can work, but I use old extra-soft toothbrushes to get into the perforations. Terrycloth can work but it's a lot more work.
    Hmmm. Might need to find an old toothbrush. I thought about that but didnít know if it was safe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Hmmm. Might need to find an old toothbrush. I thought about that but didnít know if it was safe.
    I am careful about which toothbrushes I use. After I started using extra-soft toothbrushes (my gums didn't appreciate thorough brushing with even a soft bristle) I noticed they're no stiffer than the horsehair on my shoe brushes. They're not as soft as the boar's hair used in shaving cream and paint brushes, but for shoe leather I've never seen any damage. That, and it's easy to control how much pressure one uses; think about how hard you'd have to press to score your skin with a toothbrush.

    Since they hold water, a toothbrush also makes it easier to clear out anything that's dried, and then the capillary action helps to draw it out.

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