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I would like to ask some questions of the forum members in regard to using cream versus paste (wax) polish.

I was going to start another thread so I could include a poll, but I thought the conversation would benefit to readers of this thread.

I would like to ask any member that cares to reply why you use a paste polish rather than a cream polish, or why you use a cream polish rather than a paste polish. If you use both, why and how.

For clarification, cream polish is a softer polish, and is usually labeled as cream. Paste polish (also known as wax polish) is a stiffer polish typically sold in tins, and is usually higher in wax content than a cream polish.

I hope this is not too much to ask, but I think a good discussion on this topic will benefit the forum members (and help me in my research).

Thank you for participating.
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Hi Glen,
I prefer cream because I like the feel and I'm told it adds some moisturizer. I don't need a high shine. Have been enjoying your stuff and wishing I'd ordered more colors.
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

I would like to ask some questions of the forum members in regard to using cream versus paste (wax) polish.

I was going to start another thread so I could include a poll, but I thought the conversation would benefit to readers of this thread.

I would like to ask any member that cares to reply why you use a paste polish rather than a cream polish, or why you use a cream polish rather than a paste polish. If you use both, why and how.

For clarification, cream polish is a softer polish, and is usually labeled as cream. Paste polish (also known as wax polish) is a stiffer polish typically sold in tins, and is usually higher in wax content than a cream polish.

I hope this is not too much to ask, but I think a good discussion on this topic will benefit the forum members (and help me in my research).

Thank you for participating.

Wax primarily for heel and toe for a higher shine. Typically I use a cream on the other parts of the shoe or boot. The reason for this is because less chance of cracking on the more flexible parts of the shoe or boot.
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

I would like to ask some questions of the forum members in regard to using cream versus paste (wax) polish.

I was going to start another thread so I could include a poll, but I thought the conversation would benefit to readers of this thread.

I would like to ask any member that cares to reply why you use a paste polish rather than a cream polish, or why you use a cream polish rather than a paste polish. If you use both, why and how.

For clarification, cream polish is a softer polish, and is usually labeled as cream. Paste polish (also known as wax polish) is a stiffer polish typically sold in tins, and is usually higher in wax content than a cream polish.

I hope this is not too much to ask, but I think a good discussion on this topic will benefit the forum members (and help me in my research).

Thank you for participating.

I use both. I generally put a cream on the vamp and paste everywhere else. Once in a while my gut tells me to put a bit of paste over the cream on the vamp. I don't do this often though. I find that the transition from high shine areas to the vamp gets to extreme at times at a bit of wax on the vamp just helps this transition. Also, I find that cream polishes attract more lint and dust due to the higher oil content. Paste will do this too, but I find a quick wipe, or brush makes it go right away whereas it is a bit more difficult with cream.

FWIW, if you're doing research I think a harder wax with a bit of oil content would marry them together quite well. Most paste polishes that offer ingredients don't have any "oil" in them, rather just beeswax and carnauba. I realize this could be hard because of how brittle carnauba gets, however. I am quite curious as to the Saphir ingredients. They say 7 different waxes including beeswax and carnauba. I am curious of the others and also if they put any oil content in their paste wax. Emailing them has proven useless. I like the combination of hardness, flexibility (not cracking and such on the mirror areas even when struck) spreadability and ease of shine of Saphir paste. I don't think there is anything else that marry all of those together like the Saphir paste, however the lack of info on the oil content bothers me to the point where I won't use it solely without a product I know has some sort of oil in it.
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

I would like to ask some questions of the forum members in regard to using cream versus paste (wax) polish.

I was going to start another thread so I could include a poll, but I thought the conversation would benefit to readers of this thread.

I would like to ask any member that cares to reply why you use a paste polish rather than a cream polish, or why you use a cream polish rather than a paste polish. If you use both, why and how.

For clarification, cream polish is a softer polish, and is usually labeled as cream. Paste polish (also known as wax polish) is a stiffer polish typically sold in tins, and is usually higher in wax content than a cream polish.

I hope this is not too much to ask, but I think a good discussion on this topic will benefit the forum members (and help me in my research).

Thank you for participating.

I would use cream primarily per maintenance, and I used to use brush shine paste wax. However, the more I polish, the more I see no benefits of brushing paste wax, because the polish was traditionally used for glacage, or spitshine, and "shines" its best in such function. A shoe cream with wax in its proprietary mix ensures better protection than a paste wax in total, in addition to a flexible finish.
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