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Use the included chamois, and apply a thick layer to the entire shoe. If you have a black pair of patent leather shoes with any white scuffing or discoloration, the black Vernis Rife Patent Leather Leaner can be used to help recolor and shine. Otherwise, the neutral will just clean and shine.
The last step is to buff the patent leather cleaner to a high shine using a cotton chamois. This will clean all of the dried Vernis Rife Patent Leather Cleaner off of the shoe and working up a very high-gloss shine. Resources and Guides Coming Soon! Clean with a Damp Chamois Step 2: Apply Patent Leather Cleaner Step 3: Allow to Dry Step 4: Buff to a High Shine. Hanger Project 12 oz Cotton Chamois. Step 1 of 4 Clean any Dust or Dirt with a Damp Cloth TTo prepare the patent leather shoes to be cleaned with the Saphir Vernis Rife Patent Leather Cleaner, first take a damp not wet chamois and wipe away any dust or debris that has accumulated on the shoe.
Step 4 of 4 Buff the Patent Leather to a High Shine The last step is to buff the patent leather cleaner to a high shine using a cotton chamois.
Eventually, synthetic resins further simplified the process and cut production costs even further, making mass production of patent leather possible. In the British fashion trends of the s , shoes, boots, and handbags were often made of patent leather or vinyl. Characterized by a glass-like finish that catches the light, patent leather comes in all colors just like regular leather.
In addition to the mirror-like finish, patent leather is also virtually waterproof, while still retaining a very flexible texture. The visual aspects of patent leather have made it a sought-after material for formal accessories. Patent leather is sometimes confused with artificial leathers such as DuPont 's Corfam and Kuraray 's Clarino, which are artificial materials with a similar glossy appearance. Patent leather and poromerics are cleaned in a similar way.
Dirt adhering to the coating can be removed with a damp cloth, using a mild soap if needed. Minor scratches and scuff marks in the coating can be removed using one of several special-purpose patent leather and poromeric cleaners on the market. With wear and tear, patent leather will eventually lose its glossy finish, but will still be smoother than most other types of leather, looking almost rubbery.
Lighter color patent leather is prone to color migration. When a patent item is stored next to a colored item, the dye from the colored item can migrate into the patent leather. Storing patent leather items in a white dust bag will help prevent this. Patent leather and poromerics are used in applications where an eye-catching glossy appearance is the most important consideration.
Examples include fashion items such as wallets and handbags , dance and uniform shoes , kinky boots and professional wrestling boots , belts and trench coats. In recent years patent leather has become a popular material for limited-edition sneakers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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