Polishing boots

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Tinweasel
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Polishing boots

Post by Tinweasel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:43 am

Tucked away I have an old pair of boots high leg, the first high leg issue boot that are looking a bit sorry for themselfs as some of the brown is starting to show through an a couple of patches, is there a way to get them back to black or are they scrap?
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Re: Polishing boots

Post by cam3r0n » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:48 am

Give them to my dad, ex drill Sargent, he can make mud shiny.
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Re: Polishing boots

Post by Tinweasel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:48 pm

Is he a follower of Dorodango?
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Re: Polishing boots

Post by cam3r0n » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:46 pm

Now I know what one is I think I might make one. :lol:
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Re: Polishing boots

Post by clansman352 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:16 pm

Posted the same question on another forum! 1. Use only a good polish, Kiwi parade which I used anyway. 2. Very carefully set light to it for a few sec. and put lid back on. Use very quickly when quite fluid and apply in a circular motion with a good quality cloth. 3. Apply in layers and layers and carefully keep polishing in a circular motion. Finish off with a slightly damp cloth, again polish in circular motion. Took me couple hours easy. Now polish boots as a 'living history' thing at some events. Post pic. if I can find! Remember, 'bulled' up boots were for parade, clean polished boots, out in the field. By the way, what are the 'high leg' Mine are nine hole, but have heard of eleven.

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Re: Polishing boots

Post by Chaos » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:30 pm

clansman352 wrote:Finish off with a slightly damp cloth,

Damp Cloth!!!! my god man, use the good ol Fashion method......spit on it......
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Re: Polishing boots

Post by clansman352 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:53 pm

Just found this!
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Re: Polishing boots

Post by ninezero570 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:50 pm

I realize that this is an ancient post, but NEVER use spit as your spit contains grease which affects the shine of your boots. Use clean water.
By the way, we heated our boots over a flame before rubbing them with black bees wax before polishing them in the way previously stated.

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