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    These are new Steve Maddens with a distressed shinier finish, appears leather is coated.
    Please tell me what to use to clean and condition and keep this finish and not darken or lose coloration or finish shine.
    When I clean and condition routinely what to use to keep the distressed color and the shiny finish.
    And how do I get the shading back around the toe and spots where it is richer chestnut and then most of the boot is lighter golden?
    Thank you. T.. S……

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    >>> These are new Steve Maddens with a distressed shinier finish, appears leather is coated.

    This fashion distress leather is either a wax pull-up or oil pull-up effect. When not sure, what was originally used in the tannery, it is safer to use WaxEffect-8.6 then OilEffect-2.8, as oil may dissolve the wax. Oil pull-up leathers are also known as ‘crazy horse’ and are mainly used for outdoors activities. Traditionally or originally shepherd used sheepskin saturate with oil as raincoats.


    >>> shinier finish

    A shinier finish is more likely from WaxEffect-8.6 then from the duller OilEffect-2.8.
    WaxEffect-8.6 rejuvenates the fashion effect by saturating the leather structure with a pull-up effect that lightens when the leather is pulled. It also deposits a cloudy layer of fine wax crystalline and when activate with a heat blower or hair dryer it transform into a natural sheen.


    >>> appears leather is coated.

    Extra sheen is accomplished with AnilineTop-21G a clear and soft urethane coating that provides extra protection to the leather against liquid staining.


    >>> Please tell me what to use to clean and condition and keep this finish and not darken or lose coloration or finish shine.

    Use this Aniline (A.pw) – wax Pull-up – Leather Problem Solving Guide as reference for cleaning severity of soiling and stain types. The numbers is the sequence of steps for a holistic approach.
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    >>> When I clean and condition routinely what to use to keep the distressed color and the shiny finish.


    Cleaning will depends on the soiling severity or stain type and approach accordingly with the sequence of recommended steps.


    >>> And how do I get the shading back around the toe and spots where it is richer chestnut and then most of the boot is lighter golden?

    Enriching of the color derived from these sequences:

    1- Hydrator-3.3 when dwelled will activate the dormant dyestuff to resurface.
    2- Fatliquor-5.0 will amplify and magnify the color to an extent.
    3- WaxEffect-8.6 will provide a lively distress look with a range of color intensity.
    4- AnilineTop-21G will further intensity the color with a beauty of depth.

    Wax pull-up leathers derive its color from dyestuff and effect wax that gives the leather a lively distressed look. When this leather is pulled, stretched or scratched, the waxes dissipate characteristically and become lighter in those areas. Sunlight and stretching through high wear areas are two main indications that the infused wax needs replenishing. As this, effect wax behaves just like the primary fatliquor they do diminish through ageing and will need periodic replenishing. Besides contributing to the color intensity, it improves in water shedding effect. Effect wax when applied to the leather penetrates while some transforms into fine cloudy crystal and remains on the surface. The dried surface white powdery deposits are then heat activated and when they melt, they coat the surface with a glossy sheen. In a restorative care cycle urethane gloss topcoats is applied to restore its original appearance.

    Products mentioned are found in this Kit Aw6.tc
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    Leather Doctorฎ Kit-Aw6.tc, aniline wax pull-up leather topcoat refinishing kit is designed for after degreasing in a holistic approach. Most penetrated stains from the head and hands that show a darkening effect have its topcoat probably deteriorated by the oil, grease and sweat. Deteriorated topcoat removed during the degreasing process is refinished with AnilineTop-21G after wax effect rejuvenated. Removing penetrated soiling contamination starts with Degreaser-2.2, a waterbased (pH 2.2) multifunctional degreaser that emulsifies the greasy contamination, controls dye bleeding and charging the protein fiber ionic positive for strengthening the attraction between the ionic negative tanning agent, dyestuff and fatliquor. Deflocculated and suspended soiling is towel extracted, thereafter rinse and pH balanced with Acidifier-2.0 to prevent the leather from reverting to rawhide. When leather feels sticky or slimy it is a sign of leather denaturing, a squeaky feel when wet is a sign of healthy leather. Hydrator-3.3 relaxes stiff leathers and removes surface tension free from surface blotchiness prior to fat and oil replenishing. Fat and oil is replenished with Fatliquor-5.0 to rejuvenate the leather for the desired suppleness when dry. Wax Effect-8.6 rejuvenates the structural wax pull-up effect and coagulates a cloudy waxy coating on the surface to be heat activated into the characteristic glossy sheen. Protector-D+ enhances a non-stick draggy-feel to shield against sticky soiling, besides healing and concealing lightening scuff and abrasion marks. Note that the mentioned product suffix number denotes its pH value in this holistic leather-safe aniline wax pull-up leathers topcoat refinishing system.


    Roger Koh
    Leather Care Consultant / Practitioner / Instructor / Coach

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