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Okay, I'm trying not to post info that's already contained here. I guess nobody realised it would grow to nearly 3,000 posts.

Anyway, I've been dabbing a bit of the old wax onto a pair the last few days. Weather has been reasonably hot, nothing too severe though. The thing is, I never felt that the wax was taking, hardening, solidifying, grafting on top of the previous layer... whatever you call it. Whenever I applied the next coat, it felt as if the previous one was being disturbed.

This morning the weather turned; a definite chill in the air. Leapt out of bed to attack the toecaps once more. Lo and behold, the wax behaves as it should. The candy coating rises up from the depths of previous layers. Nothing worse than disobedient wax.

Heat/warmth is GREAT for applying creams, conditioners and the initial standard coat of wax. However, when it comes to the way of the mirror, perhaps colder is better.

My advice: if you're really serious about shining, move to a colder climate. I can recommend Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

Lear
post #2942 of 10405
Trying to keep the great shine from Norway a secret, eh? nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

Okay, I'm trying not to post info that's already contained here. I guess nobody realised it would grow to nearly 3,000 posts.
Anyway, I've been dabbing a bit of the old wax onto a pair the last few days. Weather has been reasonably hot, nothing too severe though. The thing is, I never felt that the wax was taking, hardening, solidifying, grafting on top of the previous layer... whatever you call it. Whenever I applied the next coat, it felt as if the previous one was being disturbed.
This morning the weather turned; a definite chill in the air. Leapt out of bed to attack the toecaps once more. Lo and behold, the wax behaves as it should. The candy coating rises up from the depths of previous layers. Nothing worse than disobedient wax.
Heat/warmth is GREAT for applying creams, conditioners and the initial standard coat of wax. However, when it comes to the way of the mirror, perhaps colder is better.
My advice: if you're really serious about shining, move to a colder climate. I can recommend Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Lear

hahah yes that's true!!

try to blow while you are going for the mirror shine!! it helps wax harden!! nod[1].gif

post #2944 of 10405
Way of the mirror, Lear. Way of the mirror.
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

Okay, I'm trying not to post info that's already contained here. I guess nobody realised it would grow to nearly 3,000 posts.
Anyway, I've been dabbing a bit of the old wax onto a pair the last few days. Weather has been reasonably hot, nothing too severe though. The thing is, I never felt that the wax was taking, hardening, solidifying, grafting on top of the previous layer... whatever you call it. Whenever I applied the next coat, it felt as if the previous one was being disturbed.
This morning the weather turned; a definite chill in the air. Leapt out of bed to attack the toecaps once more. Lo and behold, the wax behaves as it should. The candy coating rises up from the depths of previous layers. Nothing worse than disobedient wax.
Heat/warmth is GREAT for applying creams, conditioners and the initial standard coat of wax. However, when it comes to the way of the mirror, perhaps colder is better.
My advice: if you're really serious about shining, move to a colder climate. I can recommend Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Lear

That explains why i am having trouble getting a good mirror out here in Riyadh...its been 45+ deg !

post #2946 of 10405
45 degrees is cold. #Merica
post #2947 of 10405

Or just sit in front of the A/C

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45 degrees is cold. #Merica

Was there sarcasm in that? I think the OP meant 45 degrees C.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Was there sarcasm in that? I think the OP meant 45 degrees C.

Really? Really? confused.gif
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+1
In between full polishing (sometimes even for a couple of months) i buff lightly using selvyt cloth to bring back shine

Great stuff, Goodlens, thanks. Do you use the Selvyt SR cloth? I'd not heard of Selvyt until now and just had a look around their website.
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Was there sarcasm in that? I think the OP meant 45 degrees C.

 

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Really? Really? confused.gif

 

I didn't really think the #Merica hashtag could be taken in any way BUT sarcastically... 

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Really? Really? confused.gif
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Great stuff, Goodlens, thanks. Do you use the Selvyt SR cloth? I'd not heard of Selvyt until now and just had a look around their website.

I use Selvet PR - B. (Think, A, B, C denote sizes, take largest one that you can find). Washing makes them new, should last for years

From selvyt website:
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> Selvyt SR
Universal multipurpose polishing cloth. Manufactured in woven unbleached cotton with a raised surface to lift particles to leave a perfect finish. Good as "New" when washed.

> Selvyt PR
Top of the range premium polishing cloth. Manufactured in woven cotton velvet with a raised surface to lift particles to leave a perfect finish. Good as "New" when washed.

Boots and Shoes
Apply shoe polish and lightly polish with reverse of Selvyt SR or Selvyt PR "B"cloth to take off excess polish, then polish briskly the boot or shoe with the raised side of the cloth to obtain an enviable shine.

To bull your boot dampen part of the Selvyt cloth and rub into the boot leather briskly then finish off with the dry part of the raised cloth good enough to put a smile on the segeant major's face."
post #2955 of 10405
I have a pair of shoes which are full of candle wax. What is the best way to remove this?
I don't really like the thought of putting a hair dryer next to them, afraid of cracking the leather. However, the layer of candle wax is quite thick, imagine walking in a big candle and letting them dry for a couple of weeks.... Does anyone have some ideas?
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