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Thread: How To Clean Taupe Suede Women Shoes ?

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    Default How To Clean Taupe Suede Women Shoes ?

    Hi guys

    I accidentally dropped a fork with 2 drops of gravy on my missus's shoes. Yeah im an idiot >_<
    was wondering how can she restore/clean it ?

    She tried dish washing soap and now part of the suede is like scrapped off. I assume the dish washing liquid was too concentrated

    Similar to shoe and colour below. Will try take a photo of the actual shoe

    1) used water, hand soap and tissues to try clean
    2) water stains and light gravy stains were still on there, then went home and used dish washing liquid. I should've known better

    Is this completely ruined or salvagable ?
    Last edited by savant; 07-24-2012 at 10:47 PM.

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    It's more likely that the suede is "mattened" instead of "scrapped off",
    try treating the bold spot with some sand paper and it might recover.

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    since its probably oil based on a light color you likely are in deep shit and owe her another pair.

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    so...let us know if this works please.

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    Go to a cobbler...that's what they're there for.
    i traded my LUC jeans + Julius belt + Neil Barrett jeans for a blamain biker jeans

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    there are products that are made for cleaning suede, you can get one of those sprays and a suede brush and find a video on youtube on how to do it. but cobbler is best option imo

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    I managed to get several spots of blood off a taupe suede jacket by very lightly dabbing it with peroxide on the end of a Q-Tip. My cobbler got motor oil off of the same jacket, though, so that is probably a better idea.

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    will check out the cobbler this weekend thanks guys !

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    Prepare the necessary materials: You will need a suede brush or a soft-bristled toothbrush, a suede eraser or a pencil eraser, a clean cloth or towel, and a suede protector spray (optional).

    Start by using the suede brush or soft-bristled toothbrush to gently brush off any loose dirt or debris from the shoes. Brush in one direction to prevent damaging the suede.

    If there are any scuff marks or stains on the shoes, use a suede eraser or a pencil eraser to gently rub them away. Apply light pressure and work in a circular motion. Be careful not to rub too vigorously, as this could damage the suede.

    After removing the scuffs or stains, use the brush again to restore the nap of the suede. Brush the shoes in back-and-forth motions to bring back the soft texture.

    If your shoes have a water stain, you can try holding the stained area over steam for a few seconds, being careful not to get the shoes too close to the steam source. Once the suede is slightly damp, use a brush to restore the nap.

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    has anyone tried this?

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