dangerous boot polish - Page 8




 
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August 5th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneck
Nah, it's cause we're pretty.

I feel pretty, oh so pretty.

I feel pretty and witty and GAAAAAY!!!
...And I pity anyone who's boots don't shine like the DAAAAAY!!!
August 5th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
When you light the Kiwi, you're burnig the wax away.

Water, polish, and pressure.
August 26th, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
Did it again! Jeez.. This time I caught the polish on fire to even it out (my cuz from the Army told me too... oh well) and well... it kinda got outta hand. So its sittin on my counter, and the flame is rising to almost a foot and I start yelling for my dad, cause I can't get the lid to put it out. right now I"m waiting for it to harden again.
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August 26th, 2004  
sgtbreeden
 
 
Ok I have been reading about all of your boot shining problems and I had to give up my 2 cents on this one.

When I was in the 82nd I did nothing of the sort of melting my polish first. I just went down to this shop called the drop zone where I could get A haircut and a great boot job in 15 minutes.

However now that I am at a little pogue post I found the best way to get a great shine is this method.

1 DYE!!!!
2 apply a very thin coat ( brush shine) of kiwi and allow to set for about 20 minutes

3 once the kiwi has set you then apply a very thick coat of kiwi and let it harden (no buffing yet) just put it on and let it harden (your finger is the best way to apply it) remember very thick coat.

4 once the kiwi has hardened you then buff it off lightly. This will give you a very nice shine but it will be ruff(it will have your finger prints in it)

5 To get out the ruffness of the shine you take kiwi neutral and a small piece of a sponge. wet the sponge and lightly ring it out then dip it in the neutral polish (use only a small amount or you will make the shine cloudy) then proceed with standard spit shining procedure until the shine is to your standard (or the person you are trying to impress).





This method worked for me for a very long time till io realized that how shiny your boots are does not make the Soldier.
September 17th, 2004  
cpl_clarke
 
 
A technique that I find works really well is to cover the whole boot in polish and take it all off with your brush. That way your not polishing over dirt. Next you apply only a little bit of polish to the area your working on. Spit on the polish and get working. After a bit try simply breathing on the area. This helps because it heats up the polish and puts moisture on it. When you finish this, Apply polish again and hold the boot up side down in the air. Take a lighter and carefully heat the polish. Quickly after you finish lighting it lick your cloth and rub.

If you're in a hurry skip the spit and breathe part.

I preffer to use two fingers when polishing for one simple reason. It covers more area. Personally I don't like to sit around and polish boots so the quicker I get it done the better.

Hope this works for you.
September 17th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Thats funny! I had a PFC dang near light up his wall locker at Camp Schwab doin the same thing. Youngsters please be careful lighting the kiwi. Maybe you should get a Cpl. to do it for ya
September 17th, 2004  
SOT_II
 

Topic: Re: dangerous boot polish


Heck yeah it is! Harmony Church, Ft. Benning quite a few of the old buildings burnt down EXACTLY because of that.
September 18th, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 

Topic: Re: dangerous boot polish


Quote:
Originally Posted by SOT_II
Heck yeah it is! Harmony Church, Ft. Benning quite a few of the old buildings burnt down EXACTLY because of that.
Not that, my friend, is hilarious. It would be so embarrassing to burn down someones belongings polishing boots.
September 18th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
lol i forgot this thread
yeah, i was talking to my dad and he said that the company he worked for "kiwi brands" and it was owned by hanes or smth and that they sold thier shoe polish all over the world w000t
September 18th, 2004  
zyonchaos
 
 
OK have been reading this very carefully see if you can offer me any tips to help me with my shoes and my boots. But have decided I'm gonna stick to the tried and tested RAF way.

1. Go to supply get new shoes/boots
2. Take them to the armoury
3. Pay the armourer 2 british pounds
4. Go back to work/barracks/mess
5. Two weeks later go back to armoury collect shoes/boots
6. Stand and admire the nice new shiny aircraft jet nose cone paint that is now all over your shoes (whilst standing and admiring peer at toecaps realise you need a shave)
7. Go do what you like
This is a public service announcement on behalf of lazy sods all over the world I thank you
Jay
p.s. brush polish normally its only my parade shoes that are painted