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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:39 pm 
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I have got a nice GI - Lux 3000 San marco saddle

It is black and in decent condition but seems a bit dirty with a little dirt or "sweat"

Any trick to clean it and rejuvenate it ? :idea:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Suede was the thing to have against the sit bones back in the 70's, nightmare to try and keep looking brand new :)

We used a sort of little brush with thousands of little brass bristles like a huge toothbrush with shoe suede cleaner....even then it was pretty hopeless as anything you did made it shiny. Half way through the season we bought a new one and passed the expired one to a schoolboy.

Maybe there is something new in the shoe care range a I noticed suede shoes are back in fashion :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:51 am 
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I've still got one of those brushes; they used to come free with Hush Puppy shoes.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:40 pm 
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Use a steam cleaner, it will sanitise, clean and refresh the suede.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:03 pm 
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Or the steam from a boiling kettle and a brush.


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