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Polishing Shoes

Superfluous

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After searching youtube and searching SF, I can't seem to find a good, simple guide on the items I need to polish shoes myself and how to do it correctly. I decided I wanted to learn to do it myself instead of taking it to a cobbler, but I don't know what I need and how. It seems like there are different levels of complexity/steps for different polishes.

Simple clean and shine? What would I need to do this and how do I do it?

More detailed polishing? What would I need to do this and how do I do it?

I'm quite clueless in the matter and all help is appreciated.
 

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So I'm looking through the thread and a lot of people write their methods. Is there any guide of the basics?
 

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basics as in whipping some dirt off with a wet rag like you would anything else? or applying polish with a cloth after creating a scuff? come on man
 

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The problem with that thread is that there isn't a comprehensive "guide." There are a lot of tidbits regarding various parts of everybody process and it's hard to piece everything together.
 

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For that matter, the videos on the AE website show a simple system for caring for your shoes. Then simply build on that knowledge.
 

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You can get everything there cheaper if you go separately. I, for one, prefer cream based polishes rather than wax based ones which are included in the link.
I use just a Kiwi horse hair brush as I think it offers basically the same result as anything for 5-20x the price and I simply cannot justify the price difference.

I noticed it was cheaper separately, but then the brushes would need to be backordered :lol:. Maybe I'll just stop by the store and see.
 

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