So for my first shoeshinesunday post (red, you are doing this right) I kicked it off like this:
Dusty (and scuffed) Shell Aldens being re-essenced by meltonian cleaner, then polished off with elbow grease from my mazzarrelli linen shoe polish cloth, edges dressed using fiebing's edge polish, and then final coat of saphir reno applied and then hand polished to perfection using some napa valley hagafen 2008 lake county white riesling (devoto vineyards). I could use the dispenser to store vino so I get just the right amount of solution to bring out the shine on these boots.
Here's my starting point - The blue overtones of this starting photo reflect my inability to use my cameraphone as well as mirror my Picasso-esque approach to shoe shining.:
What I love about shell is that with the right products and technique, you can have them transition from a state of blue to a Rembrandt-esque shine:
Note the patina that my polishing cloth has acquired. This is part of the journey.
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(#4/10 for the water dispenser)Edited by ThinkDerm - 2/23/14 at 12:54pm