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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

Glen and Cho thats why i said "as far as i know"  and didnt said i am sure of it!! kiwi products are not sold in my country(Greece)  and believe me i really tried to find them! i can only judge from an old( early 90s' late 80s'  i dont know ,i just found it in my grandfathers stuff) kiwi wax polish i have seen!!it was standar polish(not parade gloss) and it had silicone in it for sure( i remember that but i dont have the tin to take a pic from the back)! i guess they have changed that in their product from back then!! in a little search i made in the  internet  only parade gloss and instant shine spong or wipes  has silicone(said on the tin or on the packaging)!

 their wax polish they say it is 100% natural so i suppose it is!! i am sorry for the missinformation on that!!

but as it is obvious http://www.kiwishoeshine.com/KIWI-Select-Mink-Oil-11-oz_p_478.html
parade gloss is not their only shoe care product that contains silicone 

so for me the only thing i can say for sure is that we have to be carefull with all products and read the  back sticker!! hahaha

As you pointed out Ben, the Kiwi line is pretty broad. I don't remember the specific context of the question that was originally posed to J&J, but I suspect it related to their main paste polish line. I'll see if I can dig up the original email. I actually posted the response from J&J in this thread some time ago as well.
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Well, I couldn't find the email as it was over a year ago, and I don't keep my email that long.

I did find the post where I originally posted the response from J&J (http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/1040#post_5118321) and the response was "Kiwi® Parade Gloss® is the only paste polish that contains silicone. All other Kiwi® pastes are silicone free.".

So for clarification: The overall Kiwi line has some products that contain silicone (as benhour pointed out), but Parade Gloss is the only paste that contains silicone. "All other Kiwi® pastes are silicone free.".

Thanks for helping clear that up Ben.
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And, before anyone go full Saphir, a lot of shoemakers uses Kiwi polish to finish...
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Cross-post from the thrift thread.

 

Nunn Bush - Ankle Fashioned, Custom Grade shell cordovan ca. mid 1950's.

They definitely needed some work. Rubbed Renovateur in until it was fully absorbed then brushed like hell.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

And, before anyone go full Saphir, a lot of shoemakers uses Kiwi polish to finish...

I would tend to agree that shoemakers would go all Kiwi instead of Saphir.  And I suspect it based on final cost of the Saphir process versus the final cost of Kiwi.

 

Go to Tijuana, Mexico, and the kids will use Kiwi to get a great shine.  But maybe the Saphir process (3 step to 5-step product procedures and maintenance) will outrun the long term  result of a high quality shoe.  (I could have put cheap gas in my early sports cars instead of the high-octane brands - and the sports car would still run okay - but at what cost down the line?

 

David

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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

I have never heard of Saphir brand polish, I tend to use Kiwi.  Is there somethign better out there than Kiwi brand shoe polish?

Just click on my User Name (to the left) and choose from the drop down - ALL POSTS - and you will see where I have posted Saphir links, sites, videos, and other great tools.

 

All my best to you in your journey,

 

David

 

AppleMark


Edited by David Copeland - 5/28/13 at 2:44pm
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Just click on my User Name (to the left) and choose from the drop down - ALL POSTS - and you will see where I have posted Saphir links, sites, videos, and other great tools.

 

All my best to you in your journey,

 

David

 

AppleMark

 

The last time I saw that picture, you were trying to find out what color the shoe is and who the manufacterer was.  That's a photo you found on the internet, yes?  Did you ever find out the answer? 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

The last time I saw that picture, you were trying to find out what color the shoe is and who the manufacterer was.  That's a photo you found on the internet, yes?  Did you ever find out the answer? 
Hahahaaaa! Gogettim!
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

Having said that, many do a splendid job using Kiwi. It's more about the technique than the product.

 

How true. I managed to get a mirror shine on mine using Kiwi. Partner thought I was crazy spending so much time polishing my shoes.

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How true. I managed to get a mirror shine on mine using Kiwi. Partner thought I was crazy spending so much time polishing my shoes.

how match time did you spent?

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how match time did you spent?

 

An hour and fifteen minutes, with an evil grin on my face. Is that a lot? I've no idea what's the average time people spend polishing their shoes.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Just click on my User Name (to the left) and choose from the drop down - ALL POSTS - and you will see where I have posted Saphir links, sites, videos, and other great tools.

All my best to you in your journey,

David

AppleMark

Those are Pingson's Tricker's.

http://mostlyharmlessstuff.tumblr.com/post/48029442487/four-pattern-monday-wiwt-apr-15-2013

Edit: I remember he posted them here and I asked him what they were:
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Four patterns today.....


The rest: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark

Edited by SHS - 5/28/13 at 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by marburymadison View Post

 

An hour and fifteen minutes, with an evil grin on my face. Is that a lot? I've no idea what's the average time people spend polishing their shoes.

most of the time i need about 20-30 minutes per pear to go from 0-100%!! it depends on the leather surface-the products you use and of course for how long you are doing!!

 

i use saphir and collonil products but i have to use Glenjays high gloss polish!! it looks like it has great results!!  

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

The last time I saw that picture, you were trying to find out what color the shoe is and who the manufacterer was.  That's a photo you found on the internet, yes?  Did you ever find out the answer? 

 

Yes, I did.  Thanks!

 

 

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Hahahaaaa! Gogettim!

Oh my . . . Here is another great photo to use to express your desires or qualities:

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by SHS View Post


Those are Pingson's Tricker's.

http://mostlyharmlessstuff.tumblr.com/post/48029442487/four-pattern-monday-wiwt-apr-15-2013

Edit: I remember he posted them here and I asked him what they were:

 

Sorry, my friend . . . they are Tricker's Kensington in Espresso Burnished

 

Source:

http://www.conrad-hasselbach-shop.de/Trickers-Kensington-Espresso

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post


Sorry, my friend . . . they are Tricker's Kensington in Espresso Burnished

Source:
http://www.conrad-hasselbach-shop.de/Trickers-Kensington-Espresso

LOL. The shoes on the picture is fellow SF member Pingson wearing his Tricker's Kensingtons. Click on the spoiler in post #5340.
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