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Re: How to polish new boots.
« Reply #475 on: April 11, 2015, 09:45:23 »
It's not as slack as people make it out to be.  Once, I had to come back to work after 1200 on a FRIDAY!

I know! I can relate!

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Re: How to polish new boots.
« Reply #476 on: June 16, 2017, 20:39:45 »
NECRO POST WARNING!

How to polish your boots:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Zvq25y2xk

How to polish your boots, Irish Guards Style:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XB5ZxD6YS4
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Shoe polish?
« Reply #477 on: October 06, 2018, 12:10:13 »
Hey everyone! I'm about to start weekend BMQ and it asked for a shoe polish kit, so I just bought one off amazon. It was on sale and it was amazon's choice so I figured I would give it a shot, does anyone have any experience with this brand and is it better than kiwi? Its by moneysworth and best, here's the link.

https://www.amazon.ca/Moneysworth-Best-Military-Shine-Kit-5/dp/B00E1ABH1G/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538842116&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=moneysworth+and+best+military

It's on sale for 13 dollars right now

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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #478 on: October 06, 2018, 12:28:30 »
Haven’t heard of that brand.

You might want to cancel that order and wait out on buying a black polish kit.  Would be quite useless if you are issued LOTBs, desert boots, or the brown leather boots.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 12:35:13 by Pickle Rick »

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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #479 on: October 06, 2018, 12:40:58 »
Oh, we have to polish normal boots? I thought we would just have a pair of parade boots to polish? It says to come ready with a polish kit, do you think I should keep black or go with brown? Or buy a tin of brown polish on the side?

Edit: silly question but what's an LOTB?

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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #480 on: October 06, 2018, 12:43:26 »
Edit: silly question but what's an LOTB?

The Land Operations Temperate Boots (LOTB)
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=120621.175
18 pages.

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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #481 on: October 06, 2018, 13:38:21 »
Oh those actually look pretty cool  ;D, thanks for the response!

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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #482 on: October 06, 2018, 13:41:52 »
Oh those actually look pretty cool  ;D, thanks for the response!

You are welcome. Good luck.  :) 

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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #483 on: October 06, 2018, 14:37:46 »
Oh, we have to polish normal boots? I thought we would just have a pair of parade boots to polish? It says to come ready with a polish kit, do you think I should keep black or go with brown? Or buy a tin of brown polish on the side?

You won’t be issued parade boots(or a dress uniform) for awhile still. Reservists do not get that right away.

Until you are issued your kit, and see what boots you get I wouldn’t buy any polish, etc.

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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #484 on: October 06, 2018, 17:47:29 »
Man now I'm worried, but what do I do about the polish kit they asked for?

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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #485 on: October 06, 2018, 18:03:11 »
Man now I'm worried, but what do I do about the polish kit they asked for?

I'd go to the Canex and get yourself two tins of Kiwi (the Holy Polish of Antioch, All Hail Kiwi!) - on large and one small - and an 'on' and 'off' brush, as well as a couple of yellow polish cloths.
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Re: Shoe polish?
« Reply #486 on: October 06, 2018, 18:03:57 »
Buy an applicator brush, a shine/boot brush and cheap toothbrush.  Find a cheap boot polish kit or shaving kit to keep it all in.  I have my brushes inside a small plastic bag to keep them from messing up the inside my boot kit, and I keep a small towel in there too.

Even if you get issued black boots, you should also be issued a can of the boot paste now used for combat-type boots; polish isn't used on them as it degraded the breathability on them (something like that).  I haven't bought polish for operational boots in years. 

If you do want to get polish just to feel better about it...Kiwi black boot polish should round out your needs on a Reserve BMQ if there is no boot paste.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 18:11:53 by Eye In The Sky »
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Re: Boot cleaning / polishing / care of
« Reply #487 on: October 06, 2018, 20:07:52 »
Thanks for the help everyone! Unfortunately I was about all of 5 minutes too late to cancel my order from Amazon so looks like I'm stuck with this kit, but I guess even if I don't get the right colour I at least got two brushes and a bag for 13 bucks. Thanks again!

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Re: Boot cleaning / polishing / care of
« Reply #488 on: October 06, 2018, 20:40:13 »
Amazon has a great return policy, just wait for the item and file for a return. Free shipping.

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Re: Boot cleaning / polishing / care of
« Reply #489 on: October 07, 2018, 00:09:58 »
Meh maybe but I guess it is a good deal, got the entire set for 13 bucks so I might just keep it to use on my normal shoes