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Shoe polishing question - water pump?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sygyzy, May 27, 2009.

  1. gdl203

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    What has happened to the good old spit'n'polish?

    Paging edmorel
     


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    I was always taught "spit and polish" and for the life of me i cant understand why. Does anyone actually know why this is and what it actually does etc etc ...............?
     


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    I'm getting one of those ironing tables!
     


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    So what's yours Marcell? Just post it here. I promise not to tell anyone. [​IMG]

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    Spit is used for the same reason water is, but spit isn't good for leather because it contains salt so over time it can dry out the leather.
     


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    Great Vid.
    i heard some people uses hair spray, wonder if it actually works....
     


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    Yes, that is a water pump, my wife have one similar for make up.
    The liquid is just water, if you read the text in Japanese.
     


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    Yes, that is a water pump, my wife have one similar for make up.
    The liquid is just water, if you read the text in Japanese.


    Do you know where did she get it i could be interested to have one?
     


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    Spit is used for the same reason water is, but spit isn't good for leather because it contains salt so over time it can dry out the leather.

    Dont be daft !!!
     


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    She bought it at cosmetic shop. I don't know is it imported from Japan. Her bottle is plastic though.
     


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    I think I remember hearing/reading that the guys finishing the shoes at Kiton were using a solution of alcohol and water[...].

    What has happened to the good old spit'n'polish?

    Perhaps that's the secret alcohol solution, depending on how much you guzzle.
     


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    with the shirt video, where do i get a press iron like that? if i search on google i get those soccer mom steem holed plastic crap ones which i dont want.

    cheers.
     


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    Dont be daft !!!

    I think you got that part covered.
     


  14. kev777

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    I think you got that part covered.

    Have you any idea how much salt is in your spit for gods sake???? When we say spit an polish it isnt drown them in spit !!! [​IMG]
     


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    There are pump dispensers like this available through medical suppliers - they dispense rubbing alcohol. People used them with a cotton ball before the prevalence of pre-packaged alcohol swabs.
     


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