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post #6301 of 6687

Need black polish for my black 1K's. 

1. Is a polishing brush necessary for applying black polish?

2. Is it possible to avoid dying the threading on the sole while applying polish?

3. Which brand of black polish would be the consensus recommendation? I don't need dress shoe shine. My boots are just really beat up from chemical spills at work.

 

Thank You. 

post #6302 of 6687
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post

Need black polish for my black 1K's. 
1. Is a polishing brush necessary for applying black polish?
2. Is it possible to avoid dying the threading on the sole while applying polish?
3. Which brand of black polish would be the consensus recommendation? I don't need dress shoe shine. My boots are just really beat up from chemical spills at work.

Thank You. 

Have a read of this - http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc
post #6303 of 6687

I would like to get Wolverine 1000 mile Watson and I would like to know if the sole padding inside is as thick as the 1883 Darin. The Darin leather upper is slightly thinner than my 1000 mile boots but they are more comfortable to wear for a long walk.

 

Showing off my collector's edition suede lined Saddleback Leather small briefcase as well.

 

post #6304 of 6687
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post
 

Need black polish for my black 1K's. 

1. Is a polishing brush necessary for applying black polish?

2. Is it possible to avoid dying the threading on the sole while applying polish?

3. Which brand of black polish would be the consensus recommendation? I don't need dress shoe shine. My boots are just really beat up from chemical spills at work.

 

Thank You. 

 

Point 2 is a good question, and one I'd like to know the answer to.  I haven't polished by 1K black boots yet, but what will the black polish darken the light threads on the upper?

post #6305 of 6687
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Originally Posted by Whats Up View Post

Point 2 is a good question, and one I'd like to know the answer to.  I haven't polished by 1K black boots yet, but what will the black polish darken the light threads on the upper?

You need to watch this film.

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post #6306 of 6687
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post
 

Need black polish for my black 1K's. 

1. Is a polishing brush necessary for applying black polish?

2. Is it possible to avoid dying the threading on the sole while applying polish?

3. Which brand of black polish would be the consensus recommendation? I don't need dress shoe shine. My boots are just really beat up from chemical spills at work.

 

Thank You. 

 

First of all I don't have black boots but out of boredom I did polished my brother's worn out black leather boots.

 

1. To apply the black polish I use soft polyester cloth (avoid any stitched part of the cloth to avoid scratching of the boots). Make sure you clean the boots first with wet cloths and then apply some leather conditioner before you do this. Leave sometimes for the boots to dry before each application. And don't forget to brush each time using horse hair brush.

2. It is possible if you don't apply the black polish directly onto the white threads. If you check my cordovan 8 boots on post 6306, I managed to keep most of the goodyear welt white after applying cordovan polish wax.

3. I used Kiwi brand. Cheap and easy to get.


Edited by Mr M - 5/11/14 at 12:47am
post #6307 of 6687
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post
 

Need black polish for my black 1K's. 

1. Is a polishing brush necessary for applying black polish?

2. Is it possible to avoid dying the threading on the sole while applying polish?

3. Which brand of black polish would be the consensus recommendation? I don't need dress shoe shine. My boots are just really beat up from chemical spills at work.

 

Thank You. 


Yeah, you need a brush, and you need to condition/protect the leather, not polish it.

 

http://cranes-country-store.com/waterproofing-1000-mile-boot/

 

1.) Yes

2.) Venetian Shoe Cream

3.) Dont need black, use venetian shoe cream

post #6308 of 6687
I love my new 1k's. I've worn them about 5 times since I got them and they are perfect. Compliments galore. I used snoseal on them and they still look great even though I've heard it can dry out the leather. Should I do anything to condition them just in case? Snow and rainy seasons are coming to an end and I really only wear them when it's nice out anyway.
post #6309 of 6687
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Yes we ship to Singapore. What size Rockford are you looking for? I can check Wolverines inventory for you.

You charge tax to ship to California?
post #6310 of 6687

My shoes after applying Saphir conditioner and medium brown polish wax. The conditioner soften the shoes and surprisingly shine them as well. The polish wax makes the brown colour richer. I also applied the conditioner to my collector's edition SBL small briefcase and get a deep honey colour from it. The photo has not been edited. Btw these are the 1883 collection, Darin.

 

post #6311 of 6687
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post

I love my new 1k's. I've worn them about 5 times since I got them and they are perfect. Compliments galore. I used snoseal on them and they still look great even though I've heard it can dry out the leather. Should I do anything to condition them just in case? Snow and rainy seasons are coming to an end and I really only wear them when it's nice out anyway.

I always apply a light coat of Lexol Leather Dressing and Filson Boot Oil, before using a Sno-Seal like product.      

post #6312 of 6687

Is it ok to apply kiwi express shine shoe sponge on my wolverine 1000 mile boots after adding a layer of leather conditioner?

post #6313 of 6687
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Originally Posted by mg2380 View Post
 

I always apply a light coat of Lexol Leather Dressing and Filson Boot Oil, before using a Sno-Seal like product.      


So should I apply those two products and re-snoseal or do I need to do something to pull off any pre-existing snow seal first?

post #6314 of 6687
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post


So should I apply those two products and re-snoseal or do I need to do something to pull off any pre-existing snow seal first?

No need to re-snoseal unless you are going to be seeing a lot of rain. No real way of removing existing snoseal. Just condition, Filson oil alone should be OK.
post #6315 of 6687
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Originally Posted by cj10 View Post

Is it ok to apply kiwi express shine shoe sponge on my wolverine 1000 mile boots after adding a layer of leather conditioner?

I don't believe that kiwi product is the most highly regarded amongst the shoe care community, but it will not instantly destroy your boots. Personally, I wouldn't use it, but feel free to use it and report back on the results.
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