Restoration/Cleaning FAQ Vol. 10 (READ PG.1 FIRST!)

19th December 2012 04:30
So I wanted to get into restoring and I began on my retro 5s from '06. I was removing the paint from the midsole with rubbing alcohol and it started creating a hole. Is this fixable?
19th December 2012 04:54
what dye should i use to redye carmines?
19th December 2012 05:27
Titansfan16:
brian29:
Hi, I recently noticed the the foamposite material on one of my glow in the dark zoom rookie shoes has turned yellow. It is turning almost brown on the edges closest to the stitching. I wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of that happening or have ever dealt with this kind of restoration. I have been scared to clean them with anything because I don't want to ruin the glow effect.

Below are some images





Anyone's help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian


I have never personally had this happen, but i would recommend using soap and water first to try to get it off, if that doesnt work you may be stuck with it because retrobrite would most likely damage the painted foamposite surface. Any other sneaker doctors or people that have experience with this problem, feel free to chip in. Hope this helped


@titansfan 16

Thanks for the help dude. I tried cleaning with a brush and some soap and water with no results. Thanks for your help though!

Brian
19th December 2012 07:01
brian29:
Titansfan16:
brian29:
Hi, I recently noticed the the foamposite material on one of my glow in the dark zoom rookie shoes has turned yellow. It is turning almost brown on the edges closest to the stitching. I wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of that happening or have ever dealt with this kind of restoration. I have been scared to clean them with anything because I don't want to ruin the glow effect.

Below are some images





Anyone's help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian


I have never personally had this happen, but i would recommend using soap and water first to try to get it off, if that doesnt work you may be stuck with it because retrobrite would most likely damage the painted foamposite surface. Any other sneaker doctors or people that have experience with this problem, feel free to chip in. Hope this helped


@titansfan 16

Thanks for the help dude. I tried cleaning with a brush and some soap and water with no results. Thanks for your help though!

Brian


sorry you weren't able to fix it, I wish i had some way to test retrobrite on a foamposite glow surface to see if it would damage it or not
19th December 2012 19:14
Titansfan16:
brian29:
Titansfan16:
brian29:
Hi, I recently noticed the the foamposite material on one of my glow in the dark zoom rookie shoes has turned yellow. It is turning almost brown on the edges closest to the stitching. I wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of that happening or have ever dealt with this kind of restoration. I have been scared to clean them with anything because I don't want to ruin the glow effect.

Below are some images





Anyone's help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian


I have never personally had this happen, but i would recommend using soap and water first to try to get it off, if that doesnt work you may be stuck with it because retrobrite would most likely damage the painted foamposite surface. Any other sneaker doctors or people that have experience with this problem, feel free to chip in. Hope this helped


@titansfan 16

Thanks for the help dude. I tried cleaning with a brush and some soap and water with no results. Thanks for your help though!

Brian


sorry you weren't able to fix it, I wish i had some way to test retrobrite on a foamposite glow surface to see if it would damage it or not



@titansfan16 I put some retrobrte on a small lass than an inch size square this morning and left it in the sun. I will let you know the result later today.

Thanks again for your help man!

Brian
19th December 2012 20:20
brian29:
Titansfan16:
brian29:
Titansfan16:
brian29:
Hi, I recently noticed the the foamposite material on one of my glow in the dark zoom rookie shoes has turned yellow. It is turning almost brown on the edges closest to the stitching. I wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of that happening or have ever dealt with this kind of restoration. I have been scared to clean them with anything because I don't want to ruin the glow effect.

Below are some images





Anyone's help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian


I have never personally had this happen, but i would recommend using soap and water first to try to get it off, if that doesnt work you may be stuck with it because retrobrite would most likely damage the painted foamposite surface. Any other sneaker doctors or people that have experience with this problem, feel free to chip in. Hope this helped


@titansfan 16

Thanks for the help dude. I tried cleaning with a brush and some soap and water with no results. Thanks for your help though!

Brian


sorry you weren't able to fix it, I wish i had some way to test retrobrite on a foamposite glow surface to see if it would damage it or not



@titansfan16 I put some retrobrte on a small lass than an inch size square this morning and left it in the sun. I will let you know the result later today.

Thanks again for your help man!

Brian


Ok great, your welcome!
19th December 2012 23:16
does anyone know how to remove the reddish color that appears on the pods of older jordan 13s tried the magic eraser and acetone no change with it any tips would be appreciated
20th December 2012 02:20
pshtommy:
Is there a way to restore suede on the carmines toebox if it started to peel?


who know s
20th December 2012 02:53
laskireg19475:
pshtommy:
Is there a way to restore suede on the carmines toebox if it started to peel?


who know s


the only thing you can do really is repaint it with Angelus paint, because there is really no other way to fix it, sorry guys.
20th December 2012 02:55
rikoquincy:
does anyone know how to remove the reddish color that appears on the pods of older jordan 13s tried the magic eraser and acetone no change with it any tips would be appreciated


retrobrite works to fix the reddish color most of the time, if that doesn't work you can lightly sand the pods with a nail file to remove the dye that has bled on to them. Hope this helps