boot bulling

#1
can anyone tell me the best way to bull boots and shoes,

and how to apply the beeswax? and the best way to maintain the shine

i know lots are going to say hours and hours of elbow grease which i am aware of and more than willing to put into it

thanks in advance
 
#2
No beeswax just polish. apply loads of polish to boot
Melt the polish with a cigarette lighter then bull away using a bit of rag. lots of tiny little circles. Don't cheat. Your Plt Sgt will know all about Johnsons Kleer and other products.

If you have kids. Make them do it while you are watching telly. Other peoples Kids can also be employed. Other suitable tasks are Sweeping chimneys, mowing lawns and recent research has shown a child as young as five can do a reasonable job of washing a car if supervised.
 
#3
Just pay some mug to do it. End of the month is a mint time cos ppl will do anything for a few quid towards their beer fund.
 
#4
alternitavely just borrow someone who is on guard/leave/awol/boxing and has been arsed to maintain them,

i love having size 9 medium its the tits
 
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#5
Lairdx said:
apply loads of polish to boot
Melt the polish with a cigarette lighter then bull away using a bit of rag.
Just be careful when melting the polish with the lighter - I managed to burn my boot with the flame, and after that it refused to bull!
 
#6
ALL YOU NEED IS CHERRY BLOSSOM AND A SYLVET CLOTH

1'st APPLY THE POLISH WITH YOUR INDEX FINGER IN SMALL CIRCLES AND LET IT SET AND BUILD UP THE LAYERS OF POLISH.

2'nd SCRUB THE SYLVET WITH A NAIL BRUSH AND SOME SHAMPOO THEN RINSE.

3'rd WRAP THE DAMP SYLVET AROUND TWO FINGERS ,APPLY A LITTLE POLISH AND POLISH IN SMALL CIRCLES AND HEY PRESTO WITH A BIT OF EFFORT A SH*T HOT SHINE.

AND BEFORE ANY ONE THINKS THAT I AM IN THE GUARDS THEN THINK AGAIN ............. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


{admit it! you are a wooden top :D }
 
#7
have a word ! i just got my ammos back from the cobbler @jhq awesome! sod sitting down and doing small circles crap with a sylvet cloth , just a quick wipe over , happy days didnt cost that much either. 60 euros
 
#8
threesend said:
have a word ! i just got my ammos back from the cobbler @jhq awesome! sod sitting down and doing small circles crap with a sylvet cloth , just a quick wipe over , happy days didnt cost that much either. 60 euros
I concur with this, although i obviously have bigger feet as mine cost more?
 
#9
you know what they say bout big feet??bigger socks
 
#10
I fantastic tip for a pristeen finish once you have bulled and water bulled is to tap the toe caps with a toffee hammer spray with WD 40 :D
 
#13
few bad tips in in this thread, but the daftest (to me) was dab the polish on your tongue before bulling the boots, as per the suggester, to get the right amount of moist on the boots rofl...

Parade gloss, yellow duster washed a few times does it for me.

get duster in warm water wring it so it doesn't drip.
Lid of polish, put some ordinary tap water.
Wrap duster around 2 fingers (Index and middle), the wrap rest of duster round the hand.
Rub duster on polish, in large circular motion rub duster/polish on boots.
repeat, every now and again dab in the water.

Don't press to hard, don't think you can do it in one go, don't put too much on in one go. If your doing the whole boot, don't worry about polish flakes on the creases on the boots as you walk, Ammo boots should be double even tripled soled.

If your doing brown shoes, wear rubber (Surgical is good) gloves...
 
#15
Bulling boots? :? nah, mine get a quick wipe with one of those "Kwik-shine" sponges, it takes about 10 seconds.
God I love being an Officer! :D
 
#16
What's wrong with just taking them down to the Guard Room and getting the SUS/CA to while a few hours away on a noble cause?
 
#17
go to focus or an other diy store, buy plastikote 547 clear selent! its the bollox! it puts a glossy layer of plastic on yor boots thats second to none! takes about 10 seconds per boot and costs £5.47 a can! the finish is water proof so it wont change colour or anything daft
 
#18
cruncher said:
ALL YOU NEED IS CHERRY BLOSSOM AND A SYLVET CLOTH

1'st APPLY THE POLISH WITH YOUR INDEX FINGER IN SMALL CIRCLES AND LET IT SET AND BUILD UP THE LAYERS OF POLISH.

2'nd SCRUB THE SYLVET WITH A NAIL BRUSH AND SOME SHAMPOO THEN RINSE.

3'rd WRAP THE DAMP SYLVET AROUND TWO FINGERS ,APPLY A LITTLE POLISH AND POLISH IN SMALL CIRCLES AND HEY PRESTO WITH A BIT OF EFFORT A SH*T HOT SHINE.

AND BEFORE ANY ONE THINKS THAT I AM IN THE GUARDS THEN THINK AGAIN ............. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


{admit it! you are a wooden top :D }

"Guards Don't use that Cherry Blossom Sh*t"
Spot on about the Sylvet though, you want to use it as a duster for a month first, then give it a good hand wash.
Use Kiwi for the best result, get a New tin, burn off the excess oil, wet your cloth, dab of polish dab of water and bob away, also don't bother with the little circles use three fingers.
1.Brush polish your boots first, (Not with the same Tin)
2.Keep your cloth clean and damp.
3.You will only use Bee's wax if you are going via the Tea Pot.
4.Get into a rhythm.
 
#19
Brush polish all over first. Wet silvet then ring out so its more or less dry. Shake silvet out then TINY dab of polish on cloth using 2 fingers, loads of little circles breathing on the boot for the correct amount of moisture. My CSgt is Irish guards and this was his advice, Drill boots and shoes in no time at all. GLEAMING!
 

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