- Rio Jongsae Kim is the proprietor of Kim’s Shoe and Bag Restore.
- He reveals us the best way to restore a pair of Gucci mules that retail for round $1,000.
- This consists of cleansing the sneakers, filling within the chewed leather-based with leather-based filler, and repainting.
Following is a transcript of the video.
Narrator: Hello, I am Rio, and I am the proprietor of Kim’s Shoe and Bag Restore. Right now, I am doing a restoration on a pair of Gucci loafers that retail for round $1,000. Certainly one of my clients introduced me her shoe that was bitten by her canine. The largest drawback with this shoe is that her canine chewed the toe space of the shoe, so the leather-based is totally cracked and damaged. I will restore damaged leather-based on the toe space and in addition clear the shoe and refinish it. I am wiping off the mud and particles from the shoe with a horsehair brush to forestall the shoe from any scratches by particles whereas cleansing the shoe.
Now, I am making use of a leather-based adhesive to connect cracked leather-based items. I’ve to watch out once I’m gluing damaged leather-based items to not make extra harm on leather-based. I am gently urgent the chew marks to connect the torn leather-based again onto the shoe after which slowly shifting a curler over the leather-based to make them firmly hooked up.
I am taking small quantities of the leather-based filler and gently unfold the filler over the cracks with a palette knife till the crack seems stuffed. After which tilting the sting of the palette knife sideways and gently scraping off the surplus filler. Now, I am utilizing a rotary device to sand down the leather-based filler on the broken floor till it will get clean. After I use the rotary device to sand down, I’ve to watch out concerning the management of urgent power. If I press too arduous, it might dent the floor.
I am making use of a leather-based cleaner with smooth horsehair brush to wash the shoe, as a result of it obtained soiled when the canine performed with the shoe. I’m mixing up leather-based paints to match the colour of the shoe after which making use of it with acrylic paintbrush to the repaired space. Now I am making use of a leather-based paint with acrylic paintbrush to repaint color-faded edges of the shoe. I am spraying waterproof spray onto the shoe to forestall water from being absorbed.