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Thoughts on Wax Removal

Sean Archer

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So I recently played around with mirror polishing on some shoes. Unfortunately within 3 wears, I scuffed a chunk of the wax layer off and just felt like stripping it. It just seems like way too much effort to maintain. I eventually figured whatever solvents were in the wax itself would probably work so I grabbed a tin of neutral Kiwi and an old sock and it worked like a charm.

Now I wonder if I could just buy the stoddard solvent stated in Kiwi's MSDS and use that strip shoes before conditioning.

http://www.herc.org/library/msds/shoepolish.htm
 

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Bought some Mineral Spirits at Walmart for about $6 for a 1 liter. So cheap. Haven't tried it yet.
 

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Mineral spirits are awesome. Jump boots are stripped and ready for antiquing.
 

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