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Shoe polishing question - water pump?

post #1 of 58
Thread Starter 
Recently, a fellow member posted his DIY shoes. There was a link to a Youtube video where a man polishes a pair of shoes. Toward the end, he kept reaching over to what looked like a soap dispenser/pump but without nozzle pointing vertically skyward. He always brought a cloth over to it, pumped it, and went back to rubbing the shoe.

What is this? Water? Some sort of chemical? Where can I buy it and which part of the polishing regiment does it come in?

Thanks.
post #2 of 58
and the link to the video is ...where?
post #3 of 58
Thread Starter 
Sorry, here it is.
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post #4 of 58
i assume it is water. towards the end of buffing the final layer of wax, you use a little of it for a mirror polish
post #5 of 58
I can tell you: that is most probably not water. Every workshop has this kind of secrets..
post #6 of 58
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Originally Posted by MarcellHUN View Post
I can tell you: that is most probably not water. Every workshop has this kind of secrets..

So what's yours Marcell? Just post it here. I promise not to tell anyone.
post #7 of 58
I think I remember hearing/reading that the guys finishing the shoes at Kiton were using a solution of alcohol and water, or aniline and water, with the polish.
post #8 of 58
Thread Starter 
So we have two questions. 1. What is the solution? 2. What is the pump called and where can I get one?
post #9 of 58
To watch the video with better quality
http://garra.jp/style/tailored/index.html
And click on the shoes.

To watch an exceptional shirt ironing skill click on the shirt.
post #10 of 58
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Originally Posted by fullb View Post
To watch the video with better quality
http://garra.jp/style/tailored/index.html
And click on the shoes.

To watch an exceptional shirt ironing skill click on the shirt.

Wow, thank you.
post #11 of 58
amazing vid. that guy is quite the accomplished neck-tie-er
post #12 of 58
The youtube link doesn't even show.
Pease paste the actual link here.
The japan link doesn't load.
post #13 of 58
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
The japan link doesn't load.

It's Flash based, probably your Flash engine has some problems? Try different browser might help.
post #14 of 58
water it is
post #15 of 58
What has happened to the good old spit'n'polish?
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