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Polishing shoes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Norbert666, 9 May 2006.

  1. Norbert666


    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,557

    Location: Essex, innit?

    on with a brush and buff with a cloth


    on with a cloth and polish with a brush?
  2. spirit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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  3. tedaC


    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

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    on with a brush and buff with a cloth
  4. Manlove is my forte


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Xbox Live

    On with a brush, buff with another brush (when I polish my shoes)
  5. Stringy


    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 4,268

    Location: The moon

    As a general rule I will use two brushes (Kiwi brushes, came with the Polish).

    However, when going for the Parade shine there is only one way to do it, Bulling.
    Warning: Will take forever to do right.
  6. chrislocalboy


    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 330

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Being ex forces there are lots of different ways using cloths and various brushes, using spit and poslish and even setting fire to the poilsh first, as the guy above mentioned this is refered to as bulling.

    But unless you want the tip of your show looking like a mirror thats all too much for a normal pair of shoes. All you need are 2 brushes one to apply and the other to polish.

    Good tip is to put the polish on at night and leave it to soak in over night and polish off in the morning.... gives it time for the polish to dry (as wet polish is hard to buff) and soak into the shoes.
  7. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    On with a brush or cloth, buff with a cloth.
  8. Mr Joshua


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,094

    My brother inlaw likes to use a lighter to melt the polish on before he goes into work and from what I've seen it works a treat, just don't linger with the lighter too long!
  9. Yas786


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,269

    Location: All over the world...

    Christ dude you ask some pretty inane and anal questions dont ya?? lol :p

    Anyways on with a brush then buff with a cloth is how i do mine....better still i get mine done in Canada water shopping centre when im working and he does a great job...sits in front of the entrance of the citigroup building:p
  10. chris_r


    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

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    Location: Liverpool

  11. Simian


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    then a last Buff up with a Cloth if needed...

    That was how my Dad tought me to do it!!!... (though for best results light the polish in the tin and quickly click the lid closed to extinguish it... Makes the polish easier to apply!!!...)

    In my Shoe Polishing kit I have:

    2x Black brushes for Black polish,
    2x Brown brushes for Brown polish,
    1x Buffing Cloth for Black Shoes (from a Large lint free roll from Halfords),
    1x Buffing Cloth for Brown Shoes (from the same Large lint free roll from Halfords),
    Various Tint (Blacks, Greys, Browns, Reds etc...) Leather Touch-up pens,
    1x Suade Brush,
    1x tin of Black Turtle polish,
    1x tin of Brown turtle polish.

    and I mostly ware Canvas Baseball boots/trainers, and my wife mostly wares Suade shoes/boots... (though we do both have some nice dress shoes!!)

    but its better to be over stocked with equipment than not to have any and not get the job cos your shoes were scruffy!!...
  12. Oblivious


    Joined: 25 Oct 2003

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    Location: East Midlands

    Your intelligent enough to have a good job, and work out land disputes, But from the threads on here you have little or no common sense :p
  13. Norbert666


    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,557

    Location: Essex, innit?


    I've never used a brush to polish shoes.
  14. Aliboy


    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 3,201

    On with a brush and off with another brush. Don't stick the two brushes together, keep them apart. Then for a really good shine, get yourself a pair of womens tights (15 denier) and give them a rub over with those. Luverly jubberly :D
    Try leaving the polish on the shoes overnight and then buffing them in the morning, followed by some hot tights action for a great shine :D
  15. Daff_Duck


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 796

    Location: Manchester

    Easiest way is to put the polish on with a brush and then use an old pair of tights to bring your shoes to a shine in no time at all, almost no effort involved and takes next to no time.

    :) Ex Army too but learnt this after I left :(
  16. Rich_L


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Santa Barbara, Californee

    Hold a midget with a crewcut by the ankles and tickle it.
  17. jezsoup


    Joined: 9 Jun 2004

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    Location: Bradford

    Get some gaurdsmans gloss, spit polish for the win!!!
  18. Rotty


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Notts

  19. Rich1988


    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 6,362

    Location: wiltshire

    on with a brush off with a brush then buff thats the way we do it in the army! :p
  20. Zip


    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Your all from england.

    Should you have a bunch of kids on the corners saying "Clean ye shoes sir?" :p