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gottagitdemjs

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Jun 16 12 7:40 PM

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Well I finally found the sneaker maintenance post (man that thing is hard to find...lol) and I tried using barkeepers friend on the mesh of an old pair of 2001 retro Concords. I did two treatments. One with the BK friend to water solution having a milk-like texture which didn't whiten them very much. Then on the 2nd application, I went with a much thicker solution. This time, they whitened up a LOT, but there is so much residual white powdery substance left over that I can't really wear them. I've tried using damp paper towels to wipe off as much as I can, but it's still not working. Does anybody else have any pointers. Would a trip through the washing machine in a pillow case be a no-no? Or perhaps even the dishwasher. I just can't think of any other ideas.

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Jun 16 12 7:55 PM

Dang your first mistake was using bkf. The rit formula works waaay better. Plus it preserves the mesh, so it doesn't get flat like the way bkf does. If i were you i'de just soak the Concords in water and scrub them with a white towel till all the residue comes off.  Here are the results i had on my ds pair of 2000 concords using the rit method.I originally posted this in the maintenance thread last year.

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And here are the final results guys. this is after 5 applications of the rit.
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gottagitdemjs

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Jun 16 12 7:58 PM

Crap...I was worried about that. The main reason I used barkeepers Friend is because I couldn't find rit around where I live. Is removing the insoles and running XI's through the washing machine a no-no?

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Jun 16 12 8:42 PM

never throw your shoes in the washer. Rinse it by hand.

They sell rit online on their website and on ebay. Wallmart and stop n shop sells every kind of rit.

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Jun 16 12 9:35 PM

^^^^^^^^

You definitely brought those concords back to life. Good job

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Jun 16 12 10:35 PM

ccastro02 wrote:
Dang your first mistake was using bkf. The rit formula works waaay better. Plus it preserves the mesh, so it doesn't get flat like the way bkf does. If i were you i'de just soak the Concords in water and scrub them with a white towel till all the residue comes off.  Here are the results i had on my ds pair of 2000 concords using the rit method.I originally posted this in the maintenance thread last year.
ccastro02 wrote:
And here are the final results guys. this is after 5 applications of the rit.
Before:
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After:
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Buy the shape and cut of those XIs, those are 1996 smiley: eek. But great job restoring them. smiley: pimp

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