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polishing brogue shoes

Rugger

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Any tips? Was thinking cue tips for getting the polish out of the brogue...ness?
 

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I just make sure to use light coats of polish so it doesn't glob into the broguing. A good brushing should take care of the rest.
 

Rugger

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Good deal, i'll give it a try. Thanks.
 

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Do you guys use different brushes for different base colors? I assume yes. How about between contrasting shades of the same color? Say....antique brown..chesnut..chili etc.
 

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Applying the polish sparingly with your finger is another way. Touch the flat areas quickly, then work your finger over the holes. There will be next to nothing that gets into the holes.
I find that a creme polish like KIWI dries far too quick so to give myself some play time,
I squeeze some leather lotion into the polish jar and work that lotion into the polish, creating a creamier mix, then apply to the shoes with a finger and let dry 1/2 hour, brush and buff.
If I want a higher shine I'll finger apply some wax polish to the toe cap , brush & buff later.
 

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Originally Posted by Rugger
Do you guys use different brushes for different base colors? I assume yes. How about between contrasting shades of the same color? Say....antique brown..chesnut..chili etc.

I have two brushes, one for browns and one for black.
 

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I have three: brown, black and #8.
 

NukeMeSlowly

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Originally Posted by imatlas
I have three: brown, black and #8.

Ditto, but mine our black, brown, & tan.
 

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