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post #2671 of 11910
Hi Paskaldjay

I've also seen some of these shoe-shine videos. Who's to say they haven't already got a great shine going on underneath a thin layer of conditioner or soft cream. That hardened candy coating of wax will guarantee a gleaming end result, all within a much shorter space of time.

Lear
post #2672 of 11910
Now I remember; the Japanese guy appears to apply some sort of glistening topcoat. Don't know what it is, or how durable. No way any person could mirror shine that quickly though. Great video!

Lear
Edited by Lear - 8/7/12 at 7:04am
post #2673 of 11910

I just tried the dried wax & the result much horrible. The wax become as hard as rock & it's getting harder to apply.  Personally I don't like the dried wax, I prefer MDO at it's original state.

 

Btw, the Japanese strongly recommends a Goat Hair Brush at the finishing touch. They said it's soft enough to make a glassy shine at the end (With some water)

post #2674 of 11910
^

Without watching over your shoulder, I'm not sure what you actually mean.
post #2675 of 11910
Thoughts?



post #2676 of 11910
^ Seen that, not very impressive. There's one from *A Suitable Wardrobe which is much better!

I discovered, that all this 'one drop of water' thing, when trying to create a mirror shine, is rubbish! I soak the cloth under water, ring it out completely, then apply a small amount of polish (as usual). It'll start, to make those rings--**it'll look like those brushed metal tables you get at restaurants. Just do this a couple to a few times with new parts of the cloth each time. Repeat the whole process--soaking and all--with the other shoe. The one drop technique is wasted energy.

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post #2677 of 11910
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post


I discovered, that all this 'one drop of water' thing, when trying to create a mirror shine, is rubbish! I soak the cloth under water, ring it out completely, then apply a small amount of polish (as usual). It'll start, to make those rings--**it'll look like those brushed metal tables you get at restaurants. Just do this a couple to a few times with new parts of the cloth each time. Repeat the whole process--soaking and all--with the other shoe. The one drop technique is wasted energy.

I have not heard this before patch[1].gif
post #2678 of 11910
With the one drop thing, you are there for hours. With my method (learnt from elsewhere, of course), it takes 1-3 applicants of polish.
post #2679 of 11910
I don't soak my polishing cloth but I dampen it before starting to polishing and then apply drops of water when needed. Usually only uses about 30 min per shoe.
post #2680 of 11910

I´d say it depends on the condiotion of the shoe.
If it´s prevously well polished it will be only a few minutes per shoe.

 

If you need to strip the old polish first you are looking at 1-2 hours work.
 

post #2681 of 11910
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

I discovered, that all this 'one drop of water' thing, when trying to create a mirror shine, is rubbish! I soak the cloth under water, ring it out completely, then apply a small amount of polish (as usual). It'll start, to make those rings--**it'll look like those brushed metal tables you get at restaurants. Just do this a couple to a few times with new parts of the cloth each time. Repeat the whole process--soaking and all--with the other shoe.

I seen a video made by James May (Top Gear) using this kind of technique (Lesson by the Royal Army).

 

post #2682 of 11910

As i have seen a lot people say about mirror shine i thought post some pic's !! cool.gif my new shoes just arrived so i thought give them a mirror shine!! anjoy gent's!

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and not doing the trick to take the picture outside where the sunlight make it easyer to reflect objects on shoesmwink[1].gif

post #2683 of 11910
Nice one, though reflections are always much easier to see on black shoes. wink.gif
post #2684 of 11910
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Nice one, though reflections are always much easier to see on black shoes. wink.gif

yes thats true!! but not a lot easyer inside without flash light cool.gif i must have and one pic with brown shoes! i ll post it when i ll find it(or take a new one)!

post #2685 of 11910
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Thoughts?

 

 

Mr. Burrell is located in downtown Orlando. I've had my shoes shined by him a few times and I have to say it was $6 well spent each time. They even offer free pickup and delivery.

 

 

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