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post #2521 of 11416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

bah, so many words on this page. could someone synthesize the discussion into a few sentences?

 

Wax on toes, cream everywhere else!

 

6 words? smile.gif

post #2522 of 11416
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

same for me with the mirror shine. didn't know about the drying out issue, though.

I use polish in all my shoes and never get a mirror shine and I don't have one pair of dried shoes
post #2523 of 11416
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

I use polish in all my shoes and never get a mirror shine and I don't have one pair of dried shoes

yeah i think it's fine I was just saying that the degree to which soldiers shine their boots - mirror shine all over which means layers upon layers, every single day - might be a factor in why they seem to dry out and crack.

Noone cares because they're not paying for them anyway.
post #2524 of 11416
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

yeah i think it's fine I was just saying that the degree to which soldiers shine their boots - mirror shine all over which means layers upon layers, every single day - might be a factor in why they seem to dry out and crack.
Noone cares because they're not paying for them anyway.

I understood your point, I use wax but very little and not too often so it's a very different thing.

When I was living in the Dominican Republic, the police and the military used patent shoes and boots and they were always shiny (not for combat or military exercises I guess) so I guess they were easier to shine
post #2525 of 11416
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

Oh Lordy are you for real Gdot? That practice stopped a couple of decades ago (at least!).

You really shouldn't keep quoting stuff you read on the net as some kind of acquired knowledge, highlights your bitsy knowledge no end.

Don't get me wrong I applaud your enthusiasm & helpful disposition on all the threads, but the misinformation & misinterpretations are regrettably frequent.

I have a source in a local butchers market that makes pure neatsfoot as a by product - I buy now and again for my chromexcel.

I'm sure this is not the only source, but I would agree that production of pure neatsfoot has no doubt decreased, whilst production of neatsfoot compound (i.e. neatsfoot and mineral oils) has increased.
post #2526 of 11416
Yeah I was definitely under the impression that the pure grade stuff was 100% animal oil (whether from the foot or not) while the compounds contained mineral oils etc.
post #2527 of 11416
Sometimes I use cream, sometimes polish, sometimes both, sometimes I polish the whole shoe, sometimes I just polish the toes and heals.

What can I say, I'm just wild that way.

Life on the edge being the only one worth living and all that.
post #2528 of 11416
NAMOR, I believe you once recommended this brush:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-PROS-USE-100-Horsehair-Shoe-Boot-Repair-Shine-Polish-Brush-Black-BRISTLES-/190618157546?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c61ba41ea#ht_2337wt_1159

Would this be enough to buff out some smudges on my shoe that I accidentally kick an object (door?) and or stubbed my toe on the ground. Very minor, essentially a small matte mark finish on an otherwise smooth finish shoe (toe).
post #2529 of 11416
^ yeah go for it. Ive been using mine for 2 years now without issue
post #2530 of 11416
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post


If you wish to discuss the frequency of misinformation that I've put forth then I'll thank you to cite examples. Your random character summaries highlights your bitsy knowledge of me and my knowledge no end. (To use your own words, not mine.)
In any case - discussion is a part of learning.
I'll thank you to address me politely, or not at all. I'll do the same to you.

 

Well I'm not sure I have the time or the inclination to produce what will resemble a compendium of your mistakes, misunderstandings & misinformation.

 

As per my previous post I do believe you have always posted in good faith, but that unfortunately you don't know as much as you think.

 

Discussion is absolutely part of learning and that's exactly what this is - hope you learn something.

post #2531 of 11416
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Originally Posted by thecentennial View Post


I have a source in a local butchers market that makes pure neatsfoot as a by product - I buy now and again for my chromexcel.
I'm sure this is not the only source, but I would agree that production of pure neatsfoot has no doubt decreased, whilst production of neatsfoot compound (i.e. neatsfoot and mineral oils) has increased.

 

Commercial production has diminished, but of course with a little research anyone can produce or reproduce the things of old, so long as it's legal and the raw materials are readily available.

 

The issue with mineral oils is that over time they compromise the shoe.

post #2532 of 11416
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

Well I'm not sure I have the time or the inclination to produce what will resemble a compendium of your mistakes, misunderstandings & misinformation.

As per my previous post I do believe you have always posted in good faith, but that unfortunately you don't know as much as you think.

Discussion is absolutely part of learning and that's exactly what this is - hope you learn something.

this is a good point of departure, imo.

pretty sure to be responsible for the one or another undeliberate misinformation hence we're hear to learn.
post #2533 of 11416
Just tried spit shining two of my shoes. Used an old t-shirt, coloured wax and good old spit. Spend 15 minutes on each shoe - hour total for two pairs - and I am amazed at how shiny leather can get. As pointed out in this thread earlier, be very "tight" on the spit/ water. It shouldn't take too long to get our shoes nice and shiny.

I just wanted to ask again for a definitive answer on the use of saddle soap. Is it necessary?
post #2534 of 11416
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy View Post

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Just tried spit shining two of my shoes. Used an old t-shirt, coloured wax and good old spit. Spend 15 minutes on each shoe - hour total for two pairs - and I am amazed at how shiny leather can get. As pointed out in this thread earlier, be very "tight" on the spit/ water. It shouldn't take too long to get our shoes nice and shiny.
I just wanted to ask again for a definitive answer on the use of saddle soap. Is it necessary?

for what?
post #2535 of 11416
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Wax on toes, cream everywhere else!

not my strategy.
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