Patent Leather scratch repair.

panrixx

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Hi ladies, I'm back after a long break.

I'm looking for advise on the best way to remove a superficial scratch from a pair of black patent leather pumps I have just purchased for my wife. The shoes are new but have a superficial scratch on the inner side of one shoe.



I will very much appreciate any guidance you can give me. I've read about using Non-acetone nail varnish remover or alcohol but would like to hear from anyone who has tried these methods, or any other.
 

cts900

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The ladies in here will likely vehemently disagree with me, but acetone-based nail polish remover works for me every time. It does not dull the shine and removes with the smallest amount applied with a q-tip. It is an unpopular opinion, but I stand by it. I use this method all the time.

I know some women use baby wipes but, for me, that cleans yet does not remove scuffs/scratches.

Good luck with any method you choose :biggrin:.
 

panrixx

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Well, I found I had a bottle of Alcohol in the form of Propan-2-OL which I had bought for another purpose.

I dipped the end of a cotton wool bud in it, appplied with a light wiping action and wiped with a clean cloth. Repeated the wiping and cleaning off action about three times (no more Propan-2-OL added). Result - scratch completely dissappeared :yahoo:

If you want to read up about this form of alcohol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol

It was along time ago that I purchased this product so I do not know if this email address is still valid. Anyway, my supplier was seana.everette@ntlworld .com