Remove shine from patent leather?

April 25, 2009 @ 13:31:42
I just picked up a pair of the alife white crinkle chukkas.. they are super comfortable and I paid half price for them.
Is it possible to take the shine down a bit on them? these things are blinding when the light reflects off of them lol

I read that you could use acetone and it will make it more dull, but the example I saw was on regular brown/tan leather and not sure if I should try it on these?

Thanks in advance for the help
April 25, 2009 @ 19:21:32
acetone/nail varnish remover will do it

November 05, 2015 @ 15:12:36
Recently bought a pair of giuseppes in a croc-embossed patent finish and would also like to remove the shine from them. Is there somewhere you can send the shoes to get refinished?
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