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Cleaning Plastic (Patent) Shoes

My Jordan shoes turned yellow after cleaning the patent leather with Clorox. My question is whether it's possible to remove the yellow on the patent leather of my shoes?

By Krystal from Dallas, TX

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April 19, 20100 found this helpful

Leave the shoes out in the sun for a few hours. The sun provides a natural bleaching effect. Another tip is after you clean your shoes, wrap in paper towels as they dry. The excess cleaners are absorbed by the paper which reduce the discoloration.

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April 15, 20100 found this helpful

I bought some "patent" shoes from New Look today and I was wondering how I am to clean them or to get rid of scuffs when they happen? I don't know whether I am to use the same tricks that you use with actual leather patent shoes, as from New Look, they are most likely plastic. Please reply as soon as you can, if you can.


Joanne from England


Cleaning Plastic (Patent) Shoes

Try Windex window cleaner. (12/31/2005)

By Beverly

Cleaning Plastic (Patent) Shoes

My Mother always used Petroleum Jelly. Put a small amount on a cloth and rub on. Then shine with a clean cloth. (12/31/2005)

By Faye

Cleaning Plastic (Patent) Shoes

We always used Vaseline to remove the dirt and bring up the shine. (01/04/2006)

By Claudia from MD

Cleaning Plastic (Patent) Shoes

Baby wipes, they won't dry and have lots of moisture. Then use a lint free cloth to wipe off excess cleanser. You can get a pack of 50-80 count at the checkout in Walmart (travel pack) for around a dollar. (01/12/2006)

By Kelly

Cleaning Plastic (Patent) Shoes

You can also use "Armor All" type wipes. They are good for plastic. For plain dust or dirt, mild soap will do, too. (03/02/2006)


Cleaning Plastic (Patent) Shoes

We always use a pencil eraser. (08/17/2007)

By Ashley

Cleaning Plastic (Patent) Shoes

Surely petroleum jelly would ruin the plastic? As both are oil based surely it would end up dulling the shine? I'd try the window cleaner. (09/14/2008)

By Therimina

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