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 Post subject: Re: Restoring red leather on red/gilt HMV 101...shoe polish?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:11 pm 
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PeterF wrote:
Great, thanks. I'll grab a few likely candidates and do tests...the stuff is cheap.

Thanks to all who gave suggestions! I'll post before and after pix when done.

I'm doing this.
1. Clean.
2. Paint.


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File comment: Surface paint. It is recommended for all types of leather products (shoes, clothes, furniture). Aerosol-paint for skin, with a very strong coloring effect and matte texture, for products from smooth skin types and artificial leather. Allows aged skins to find the original color and appearance of the new product. For repair, restoration and restoration of leather products (shoes, furniture, car dealerships, leather goods).
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 Post subject: Re: Restoring red leather on red/gilt HMV 101...shoe polish?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:52 pm 
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Following up on this one, I got several varieties of shoe cream from Amazon, and did some experiments. Now, this is never going to be a beautiful full restoration; the thing just needs to be "evened-out" and made presentable.

Although the finish is originally described as "red" the available shade I found to be most closely matched to that of the unweathered interior leather is the "scarlet" flavor of Kelly's Leather Shoe Cream. It's $6.50 for a small jar, plenty enough to do the entire case of my 101. I'll probably touch up the insides (after experimentation to assure it will be a good result) as well to make the whole thing really truly match, and add a bit of sheen.

Here is the link to Amazon for this particular shoe cream:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N57RVIS/re ... ZAbBD9G6Y8

When I get the whole thing done I'll post before and after pix. Don't get too excited; this is a driver not a garage queen, and I'm just getting rid of the faded pink outer shade, and minimizing the numerous scars.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring red leather on red/gilt HMV 101...shoe polish?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:21 pm 
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You can, of course, mix colours of shoe cream, as you would with paint. For my red 101, I used one pot of red (can't remember which), with a small dollop of brown. The advantage of cream is that it can be removed easily with white spirit or turpentine if you don't get the right shade first time.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring red leather on red/gilt HMV 101...shoe polish?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:24 pm 
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I'm not that brave! Plus this one is almost spot-on.


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