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How do you remove black marks from patent items?

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helips Fri 30-Nov-12 10:14:22

Ive got some cream patent shoes that I wear a lot (I am not Kate Middleton btw!) and they have some black marks on them. Does anyone have any tips on how to remove these marks? TIA!

Showtime Fri 30-Nov-12 16:30:35

Traditionally, milk was used to clean patent leather, but not tried it myself.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Fri 30-Nov-12 16:34:39

transparent shoe polish, it also removes sticky stuffs from sticky tape from almost anything. I would guess milk could do it on patent because of the fat... hmm [wondering]

starjules Fri 30-Nov-12 21:09:47

I used to run a shoe shop, we used a bog standard pencil eraser!

helips Sat 01-Dec-12 05:14:11

Great, i'll try milk and eraser as I have both of those things in the house! Will report back...

starjules Sat 01-Dec-12 13:17:38

How did you get on helips?

helips Sun 02-Dec-12 11:03:58

mmmm, no joy, so will purchase some shoe polish and see if that does the trick!

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