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Saphir's Cleaning Soap is used to prepare soiled leathers for polishing by removing dirt and polish buildup and by opening the lather pores. It is more mild than Saphir Reno'Mat yet stronger than Saphir Renovateur alone.
Regular cleaning of leather shoes is essential to their long-term maintenance by preventing the buildup of waxes, resins, and dirt that can otherwise clog leather pores and cause cracking. Especially for those transitioning to Saphir Shoe Polish from ordinary polishes, we recommend thoroughly cleaning your shoes with Saphir Reno'Mat to remove any resins, wax buildup or petroleum products left by prior polishes. This ensures that the leather pores are open and able to fully absorb Saphir Medaille d'Or's high concentration of waxes and nourishing agents.
For regular cleaning of dirt buildup, we recommend the Saphir Leather Cleaning Soap. The gentle formulation is not overly aggressive and contains leather nourishing agents to help prevent the leather from drying. For more thorough cleaning, the Saphir Reno'Mat will remove any accumulated waxes or resins.
Written for both beginners and experts, The Hanger Project’s guides walk you through the journey of learning how to shine shoes properly, ensuring that they will gracefully age for decades.
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