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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-03 10:34 PM
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Shoe polish, they say to let it dry before buffing. What don't they say?
How long to wait for the stuff to dry. :eyes: Sigh.

I assumed 30 minutes per application was sufficient, and I gave the boots a dual treatment as they were in dire need of a polish...
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-03 10:50 PM
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1. Here in coastal Florida it would probably mildew before it ever dried n/t
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-03 10:53 PM
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2. And I always thought that was the stink produced by Jeb Bush's armpits...
:D
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Clete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-03 10:55 PM
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3. So long ago, but I remember letting it turn opaque and waxy looking
and then buffing with a flannel cloth until the leather was all shiny.
The buffing takes some elbow grease too.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-03 10:59 PM
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4. what kind of shine are you after?
If you're spit shining, don't use spit use tap water, enzymes in your spit break down the polish.

cotton balls make for a good shine too, remember, always circles.

/jarhead
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-03 11:53 PM
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5. They DON'T say...
Do not use as a sandwich spread
Not effective on windows
We're too lazy to think of a better container than these damn little cans
If the dog eats this, you really won't be able to tell shit from shinola :bounce:
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alwynsw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-03 12:20 AM
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6. Many coats, many buffings
and as noted above, cotton balls and tap water.. It takes a while, but it looks good.

You can speed up the process with a butane lighter...just a quick once over before buffing. MOST POLISH IS FLAMMABLE SO USE THIN COATS IF YOU'RE GONIG TO TRY THE LIGHTER.

another quickie way to a bright shine is Kiwi Parade Gloss shoe polish.

Aside from that, as much as the name may bother some, Lincoln Polish is probably the best.
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