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what do ya'll do about the dye from your jeans leaking onto your shoes?

how do you prevent it and clean it after it happened?
 
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Metropcs17- they sell seaglow at a store called tapplastics in the bay, but if you arent located in the bay just go to their website

LstepCorrect81- i use mr clean magic eraser to clean those jean stains

anyways, anyone know any good "shoe doctors" located in the bay? help would be appreciated
 
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San Francisco- 154 South Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94103

San Jose (Blossom Hill)- 1008 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, CA 95123

San Jose (Alameda)- 1212 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

If anyone else needs to know where other Tapplastics are located, heres the site: http://www.tapplastics.com/stores/index.html


anyways, can anyone answer my question about the shoe doctor?
 
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is there any way to fix tha scratches on AJ 5's stealths on tha toe part.. cuz i was walkin up stairs and i accidentaly hit tha rough stairway =[
 
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No idea if it's been answered but is there any way to fix 3M on the back of the stealth 8's. They got scraped.

I need help!!!
 
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Can anyone help me out cleaning a pair of Flip III's. toeboxes on both shoes got stepped on and dabbing them with water just made it worse. Any help wouldbe appreciated. PM ME.

Thanks!
 
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What up NT? I need some serious help on three pairs of XI's I have. I've got one pair of Cool Greys where the left toe box is completely wrinkled.It's not creased, just wrinkled. I've also got another pair of Cool Grey's where it looks like the inside of the heal is starting to separate.I'm not asking if it's ok to where them, but if it is indeed separating. Last but not least, my Black & Red's carbon fiber is cracked. Idon't know how. I'm not a heavy guy. I was wondering if there is anyway to seal that crack up in a non tacky way. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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The PL on my CG XI mids is also wrinkled...I asked before but no one answered. They're not cracced or creased, just wrinkled. What, if any, is theremedy???
 
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Agent0024. I've been asking about this for a long time and have never heard of a remedy. I'm going to try something crazy now that might ruin theseshoes even more. If it works, you'll be the first to know how i fixed it.
 
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Is there anyway to fix faded XX2s?

My black (beater) pair got wet and they're more like an anthracite color in some spots.

Thanks
 
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HELLO TO THE MOD THAT READS THIS.
I KNOW IM NOT A MOD BUT JUST FROM A MEMBERS PERSPECTIVE. I KNOW THAT WE HAVE A SNEAKER MAINT/CARE POST BUT ITS RARE THAT ONE USUALLY GETS HELPED.
THIS IS JUST A SUGGESTION. I ALSO KNOW THAT IT LIES UNDER A TABOO POST. BUT WHAT I WANT TO SUGGEST IS THAT, CAN WE POST OUR PROBLEMS IN THE JB FORUM AS ITS OWNTHREAD? I THINK WE, THE COMMUNITY, WILL RESPOND RIGHT AWAY. I UNDERSTATND THAT YOU DO NOT WANT THE JB FORUM FLOODED WITH CARE/MAINT QUESTIONS. WELL THATS MYSUGGESTION. IF ANYONE AGREES, PLEASE POST YOUR THOUGHTS AS WELL.

PS. AND IF A PROBLEM IS RESOLVED IT CAN GET DELETED OR LOCKED. THANKS.

-NEVER WEAR THEM.
 
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is there anyway to prevent jeans from staining... i read the thing on the first page it just tells wat to do if u get stains and how to get rid of them(and dou really need the armor all)

thanks
 
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I'm not sure if this question has been posted before but..............is there a way i can clean the sockliner on my Dr.Doom(blk/wht CW) Foamposite Pros???
 
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what is the best way to clean cement print on the black/cement iii's, cement spiz'ikes, and the union 180's?
 
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is there any possible way to clean the tounge part of the spiz'ikes the cloth part...much appreciated
 
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My friend's into restoring and hooks me up from time to time. He tried to answer all the questions thebest he could.

Originally Posted by AiRjOrDaN1217

the toe is seperating on my infareds, anyone know how to fix that? thanks for the help guys
If you mean the rubber toe is separating from the toebox, then you can use a glue (gorilla glue, shoegoo) to glue it back together. Just make sure you follow the directions of the glue and to use something small to apply it so it's a clean job anddoesn't get on the nubuck.
RICO7JT wrote:[hr][/hr]WHATS THE BEST WAY TO STORE SOME DS CONCORD XI'S...... I DONT MIND THE SOLES BUT I DONE WANT THE MESH TO TURN YELLOW.

Yellowing is going to happen any way you slice it. It's oxygenation, it's in the air. Just try tokeep them in a cooler place and out of direct sunlight.
Originally Posted by cucumbercool

is the method of ironing a toebox with a damp washcloth in between truly effective in getting rid of creases?

also to repaint a toe box and a midsole on jordan 3's what is a good type of paint? if i need 2 different paints tell me please
Ironing a toebox is effective in lessening the appearance of creases, but it will weakenthe leather and make it even more susceptible to future creasing.
Repainting midsoles onthe III's is very common, but there isn't a common method of which paint to use. Some people use shoe polishes, leather paints, etc. The most importantthing is using LIGHT COATS. The paint is eventually going to crack (check your oldest Nike in the closet, it's a given), but you can prolong it with theproper painting technique.

Originally Posted by LStepCorrect81

what do ya'll do about the dye from your jeans leaking onto your shoes?

how do you prevent it and clean it after it happened?
Some people tape the insides of their jeans (yeah I know but it works) or cuff them.Waterproofing/stainproofing before the first wear always helps to make the staining lighter later on, and sometimes it totally prevents it. Cleaning jean dyeis always easiest RIGHT after it happens. Always start with water first.

Originally Posted by 10Sakuragi

is there any way to fix tha scratches on AJ 5's stealths on tha toe part.. cuz i was walkin up stairs and i accidentaly hit tha rough stairway =[
Your best bet would be to get some white leather paint on your finger and swirl it over the scuff. Sinceit's such a small amount the paint will fill the hole more and blend in easier with the rest of the leather (unless it's a large scratch).
Originally Posted by Droopy1006


No idea if it's been answered but is there any way to fix 3M on the back of the stealth 8's. They got scraped.

I need help!!!

When 3M's scratched...it's scratched. There aren't really any tips for that that I know of,sorry.
Originally Posted by jcsellsf

what is the best way to clean cement print on the black/cement iii's, cement spiz'ikes, and the union 180's?
Originally Posted by HybridSoldier23

Can anyone help me out cleaning a pair of Flip III's. toeboxes on both shoes got stepped on and dabbing them with water just made it worse. Any help would be appreciated. PM ME.

Thanks!
There is no proper way to clean it, it's one of the hardest things to clean. Almost everythingdiscolors elephant print, it sucks. Water is the best bet, trying to lift the stain with as dry of a damp towel as possible (if that makes sense). Some of theother cleaners will discolor it even worse...be careful. There is a special cleaner, Lincoln E-Z cleaner...it works wonders, just follow the directions.

Originally Posted by Mannchyld

What up NT? I need some serious help on three pairs of XI's I have. I've got one pair of Cool Greys where the left toe box is completely wrinkled. It's not creased, just wrinkled.
Patent leather is so sensitive, once something happens to it's shape it's done. Scratches can be worked on, but wrinkles, there's really no method for it. I'm sorry.

I've also got another pair of Cool Grey's where it looks like the inside of the heal is starting to separate. I'm not asking if it's ok to where them, but if it is indeed separating.
It looks like the midsole is cracking from the inside, but the picture is kind of small.

Last but not least, my Black & Red's carbon fiber is cracked. I don't know how. I'm not a heavy guy. I was wondering if there is anyway to seal that crack up in a non tacky way. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

This happens a lot with the carbon fiber plate. It'll be fine to wear, but if you really want to fill it I have no idea what to put in it. Whatever it is, use a tooth pick or something small to make it as unnoticeable as possible.


Originally Posted by swingshot

Is there anyway to fix faded XX2s?

My black (beater) pair got wet and they're more like an anthracite color in some spots.

Thanks
Originally Posted by jordanpinoy

also would like to find out if there is anyway to restore the nubuck on these...
There's a spray for darkening suede/nubuck. Look it up on Google. Just make sure if you use it,cover what you don't want sprayed and USE LIGHT COATS, if you don't the suede will come out hard and sparkly...believe me LOL.

Originally Posted by RetroJTino

I'm not sure if this question has been posted before but..............is there a way i can clean the sockliner on my Dr.Doom(blk/wht CW) Foamposite Pros???
Water and a light soap, maybe a laundry detergent. Use the detergent's soap suds and a tooth brush,with that kind of material it should work well.
Originally Posted by jordanpinoy

is there any possible way to clean the tounge part of the spiz'ikes the cloth part...much appreciated
Start out with water and a towel/washcloth. Don't use a brush or any colored liquids on it. A brush willleave nap on the material. If you need a deep clean, use the suds, not the direct liquid.
PatentBoy23 wrote:[hr][/hr]How can I help my XI's look sparkling? I've herd windex makes the leather crack, so any ideas? Edit: Sry I didn't see the start of the thread andI'm very tired. Any tip to get a similar effect without using those wipes.

There are specially formulated cleaners for patent leather that give it a good shine. Google them,they'll come up.

Hope he helped!
 
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im all messed up anyone can help out.

jordan ix white red black retros...

i've been wearing them for three days. i dont know when but today i was just looking at them and one of the two shoes lost its red ball with the jumpman onit. right above the 23. is there anyway i could buy it to re-stitch or something?

has this happened to anyone
 
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you can not buy that buddy. I think in your situation, there is no help that we can give you because that one item is nearly impossible to find by itself. Buya beat to death pair that still has it then you can stitch it up again.
 
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Originally Posted by wheelieking2up

Anyone know how to un fog the hologram on the OG xiii. I know hair dryer was mentioned but can someone explain step by step?
Thanks
Just put the hair dryer on a low heat setting, don't put it too close. Just keep doing short passes near the hologram until it clears.

The hologram fogging is moisture build up, the hair dryer evaporates the moisture.
 
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Originally Posted by cheaMayn23

For the nubuck on those citrus VIIs, try using baby oil. I heard it puts black back into nubuck. Just use it on a part no one sees first in case it doesn't work.
Contrary to popular belief, that method is a bad idea. The baby oil will darken it, but it will change the texture and fade more easier after beingin sunlight. (Two pairs of VII's were messed up with the baby oil method, SMH)
 
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