Parade Gloss - Page 6




 
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July 28th, 2008  
Yossarian
 
 
Stop teasing me!
November 27th, 2008  
Mr.Brown
 
Dare i may say this but we family has found a polish its in a blue can that's called Lincoln and its better then kiwi parade gloss with out trying just a quick rub on makes it better. haven't tried to melting it yet.
November 27th, 2008  
ObjSRgtLw
 
 
German military boots aren't allowed to shine! --> No experience with Gloss
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November 29th, 2008  
mocco
 
 
Kiwi Parade Gloss................. brings back memories my dad was a PO/QMG before he transferred to PO/SN, so I could always count on him to ensure I had boots in Parade Order, (or I had to do them all again from scratch. hehehe)
February 2nd, 2009  
Mr.Brown
 
Ya i had my boots nice and shiny but my brother then found out that the leather was so old it was basically comming off with the shoe... other then that i can get them lookin good and with a nice iron uniform things go good.
February 4th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I found that KIWI polish to be the best for bulling boots.

However, instead of using spit and yellow dusters, I always used soft cotton wool and tap water. I found the results to be much better.
February 6th, 2009  
Mr.Brown
 
Something to keep in mind before you take nife too it is ya you might wreck the leather and how old is hte shoe because that will affect how easily the leather comes off when you get close to it with a nife
February 6th, 2009  
c/Commander
 
 
For my non-inspection shoes, I generally use standard Kiwi - I've had bad luck with parade gloss. Start with a wet shoe, and use a cotton ball to apply the polish. Melt the polish while on the shoe, and remove with warm tap water. Then, buff it up with a clean cotton ball. Always 5/5 on inspections before I got corfams.
February 3rd, 2013  
squires
 
 
well i have a "secret" i guess you could say... any who i use baby oil before inspection i get a some on a paper towel and rub it on my shoes, then i just fold the paper towel up put it in my uniform pocket and pull it out if i need a touch up.. the only down side to this is don't touch them with ANYTHING and it wont last but about 2 hours but its great for inspection i haven't shined my shoes but once after i found about the baby oil
February 19th, 2013  
brinktk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by squires
well i have a "secret" i guess you could say... any who i use baby oil before inspection i get a some on a paper towel and rub it on my shoes, then i just fold the paper towel up put it in my uniform pocket and pull it out if i need a touch up.. the only down side to this is don't touch them with ANYTHING and it wont last but about 2 hours but its great for inspection i haven't shined my shoes but once after i found about the baby oil

The polish is not just to make your shoes shiny, it's also to preserve the shoe. The baby oil may work for inspections, but if you do it too much you'll ruin the leather. I would bet that if you tried to shine your shoes now without stripping them they won't shine very well at all...

Cotton balls and water. It'll take a while to get a good base coat on, but once you do, it will shine up real well. Take a brush and rub the boot until all the polish is off. Apply a generous amount of shoe polish and let sit for about 15 minutes. Buff the polish off so the coat is even throughout the shoe. It should slightly shine. Then, wet a cotton ball and squeeze the water out of it. Dab a bit of polish onto the cotton ball and apply it to your shoes in small circular fashion. In less than an hour your shoes should be nice and shiny and the shine will last all day. If you have a heat gun you can REALLY get them shiny but if you're not careful you can burn the leather. If you need any advice I'd be glad to give it.