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So yesterday I polished up my shoe to a pretty shine and left it to dry over night to finish my shine today and I got to work. But when I did, the shine from the previous day was getting messed up and got more matte instead of becoming more shiny. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Do I just need to apply more layers? I'm following J. Fitzpatrick's method of mirror shining at the moment.


too much polish, esp if a soft cloth leaves a trail when you rub

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too much polish, esp if a soft cloth leaves a trail when you rub

 

 

 

Thank you for the tip, it actually was perfect advice. I used less polish and added more water and it started giving me that smooth resistance again. Almost finished, going to go add one or two more light layers tomorrow after it dries, then nylon.

 

Looks reddish but that's just lighting. It's definitely darker since I added dark brown cream and black polish where I wanted it. Real life doesn't look as dark brown as it does in the picture.

 

Any tips on improving the look? I personally didn't want the whole cap evenly shiny so I purposely shined the edges more than the middle. I left the crease sections slightly unpolished, still shined, polished the sides a bit, added some black, and semi-mirror polished the heels. Upper is slightly polished but not quite reflective, I just figured it would end up looking like a patent shoe which I don't really like.

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They look great!
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Originally Posted by SushiOfTheGods View Post
 

 

 

 

Thank you for the tip, it actually was perfect advice. I used less polish and added more water and it started giving me that smooth resistance again. Almost finished, going to go add one or two more light layers tomorrow after it dries, then nylon.

 

Looks reddish but that's just lighting. It's definitely darker since I added dark brown cream and black polish where I wanted it. Real life doesn't look as dark brown as it does in the picture.

 

Any tips on improving the look? I personally didn't want the whole cap evenly shiny so I purposely shined the edges more than the middle. I left the crease sections slightly unpolished, still shined, polished the sides a bit, added some black, and semi-mirror polished the heels. Upper is slightly polished but not quite reflective, I just figured it would end up looking like a patent shoe which I don't really like.

Very nice, good job. I use neutral wax for last 2 layers to give some depth, but this is not critical.

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Originally Posted by SushiOfTheGods View Post
 

 

 

 

Thank you for the tip, it actually was perfect advice. I used less polish and added more water and it started giving me that smooth resistance again. Almost finished, going to go add one or two more light layers tomorrow after it dries, then nylon.

 

Looks reddish but that's just lighting. It's definitely darker since I added dark brown cream and black polish where I wanted it. Real life doesn't look as dark brown as it does in the picture.

 

Any tips on improving the look? I personally didn't want the whole cap evenly shiny so I purposely shined the edges more than the middle. I left the crease sections slightly unpolished, still shined, polished the sides a bit, added some black, and semi-mirror polished the heels. Upper is slightly polished but not quite reflective, I just figured it would end up looking like a patent shoe which I don't really like.

 

Looks great!! I like what you did with shining the edges more than the middle so you avoid the uniformly polished toecap, which can look affected.  Also the shoe looks sleeker with your method. :cheers:

 

I have dialed down my own mirror shine routine since I moved to an organization with a more relaxed (sartorially challenged :facepalm:) environment.

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