There it goes again.
I don't see any relevance to mentioning this theme of diversion. I have seen it before among the Three Amigos who most often post their credentials by narrowly promoting only their views while sidelining all others who come here to explore other venues.
I have also witnessed first hand the young teenagers in Tijuana and Juarez who have many more years experience - not to earn money for college - but to earn pennies to buy food for their mothers and siblings who often sell candy on the streets to survive.
I also suspect some who have experience with shining shoes can be a bit too narrowly focused on their own routines, rather than to promote a wider consideration.
(It's akin to how some prefer to have their steak cooked - whether it be rare, medium, or well cooked. For the mature - it should not make any difference when it comes to cooking a steak for someone else whose tastes may be different. But to the mule heads who insist their method of cooking a steak is the only method to consider - then I suspect their restaurant will either be short-lived - or will become more of a cult.)
There is goes again.
Maybe that's the difference between Greece and the United States.
It was an American, unpopular with the mule-headed establishment of his present day, who reached into areas where the old-minded claimed "such things will not work" - that made it possible for those from Greece (and other parts of the world) to fly at high altitudes in short-sleeved comfort without freezing to death - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ;
It was the same American who looked to unproven sources not yet ready in a workable prototype or hypostasis which led to aiding the liberation of Europe and Greece in his own unique military weaponry - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ;
It was the same American whose particular minority view enabled his own design as the first United States Spacecraft to soft-land on the moon - which was preparatory to America's Astronaut Mission - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ;
It was the same American who made it possible for Greeks and New York naysayers to pick up their telephone and speak to others around the world with something called "satellite communications" - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ;
It was the same American who aided Greeks and the Manhattan dandies to obtain a advanced prescribed drugs to save their lives - "without knowing if things works" [sic] ;
And the list goes on - for those who reach beyond the prideful majority to seek a better future without nailing any given dogma to the past as mortal "scripture".
There it goes again.
Yes, what I posted did come through outer space - namely the internet through satellite . Without it - Greece could not post personal opinions to the USA.
But seriously, why not contact the source directly? If someone has an issue with their quote - they can certainly go direct to the source. If not, then it can appear more like a whine and less than a legitimate critique. Why remain one of the Three Amigo's whose agenda appears to shut up any consideration other than their own rhetoric?
There it goes again.
No one needs Saphir standard or Saphir MDO to get a mirror shine. We all know that. Kiwi will do just fine. There are plenty of videos around to prove it.
As for the Saphir standard in the photo, that was the author's choice of photos. Why not go direct and ask him yourself? The actual Saphir products offered at the sources website include MDO items.
I would tend to agree with you. I have re-visited the author's comments at his website about using a brush. It may have been a typo or an after-thought - but I can't speak for what he may have had in mind. I have only quoted him. Perhaps his comments were to use the brush before going into the shine process, such as removing dirt. Who knows. But you can certainly ask him yourself for clarification. All of the tutorials I have seen (except for the quoted author's concept) has been void of using a brush to acquire the actual spit-shine in its later stages.
And, you have been a major contributor to this site. There have been many posts which I have deeply been appreciative of. And for that reason, I wish not to throw the baby out with the bathwater,
My very best,