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    Default Factory Finish damaged

    I am new to the form. But have followed some of the threads and am wondering if anyone on the forum can share their thoughts on my questions.

    I was trying to re dye my Ferragamo Tramezza shoes. In stripping the current color, I used acetone and I am afraid I may have damaged the factory finish. Now when I apply Bick 4 leather conditioner it darkens the stripped off shoes in a very uneven blotchy way. If I apply dye, the shoes just drink it all up making them really darkCan you advise what products should I use to rebuild the factory finish before I start dyeing the shoes again?

    I have also attached a couple of photos. One is after stripping the shoe but before applying Bick 4 and the second one after applying Bick 4.

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    >>> Can you advise what products should I use to rebuild the factory finish before I start dyeing the shoes again?

    Recommend that you pick a system of matched products to achieve your desired result.

    How about from this Kit-A7.cl to start all over again?
    http://www.leatherdoctor.com/kit-a7-...finishing-kit/


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    Thanks Roger. If I understand correctly, this kit comes with a colored dye. Where can I check the different color options?

    If I can, my preference would be use Saphir dyes to mix them and develop my own color mix for these shoes. Would the kit "Kit A6.tc - Aniline Leather Topcoat Refinishing Kit' (http://www.leatherdoctor.com/kit-a6-...finishing-kit/) do the same job except for the dye that comes with Kit-A7.cl recommended by you?

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    >>> If I can, my preference would be use Saphir dyes to mix them and develop my own color mix for these shoes.

    What ever brands of dyes that you use . . . it has to be a "coating transparent dyestuff" a "staining" transparent dyestuff would not work as all staining dyestuff that remains on the surface will also gives you a "bronzing" effect. Example Aniline-21 will fail in this situation, only Aniline-76 will work. Let me know if you want to discuss further?

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    Hi Roger, So I am quite ignorant about the restoration process. I appreciate you responding to my questions so I can get a better understanding of the various products.

    I have some additional questions:

    - Is the Kit-A7.cl - Aniline Leather Dye Refinishing Kit enough for just one pair of shoes or for multiple pairs?
    - Can I buy the dyes that come with this kit separately also, so I can use the kit for multiple pairs?
    - Where can I look up the dye colors that show up as the color option with this kit?

    - Lastly, what is the difference between the 'Kit-A7.cl - Aniline Leather Dye Refinishing Kit' and the 'Kit A6.tc - Aniline Leather Topcoat Refinishing Kit'?

    Thanks a lot for your help.

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