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« on: January 18, 2009 05:04:55 AM »

I have a pair of high-heeled shoes, brand new, but when they were stored, something attacked the heels, like a fungus or something nasty, and the black patent vinyl covering on them just sort of flaked off. The rest of the shoe was left unharmed. I do costumes, mainly for dancers and retro parties, stuff like that, and since these shoes are brand new, never worn (except for one picture when they were new), I thought it would be a waste to get rid of them. I thought about scraping everything off and just painting them, but I do have some lightweight black patent vinyl that matches the shoes.

Any thoughts on the matter or advice, if you've done it?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 05:41:23 PM »

Yes!  Constant foot-bouncing on the base of my office chair = scraped-up heels.  I fixed them with  Mod Podge (matte) and remnants of lightweight pleathery-stuff.  Smiley  It worked great.

Props to you by the way for your boot and salvage skills. Smiley  I am definitely in line for your DVD when you make it.
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