can anyone please tell me how to bull a pair of boots??
i've tried klear but they still look sh1t. Alot of my family were in the army (Black Watch) and there boots always looked like someone had put glass on them.
I know this sounds weird and unlikely, but what you have to actually do is urinate in them. It doesn't sound nice but that's what you have to do.
Before you just laugh and think I'm winding you up, read on first. I'm not winding you up.
Stick the boots on a tray or in a little bucket and for a day, instead of going to the toilet just lag in them instead.
Let that soak in for a day or two (believe me this is what they do in the Guards). What's happening is that the bacteria in your piss is breaking down the molecules in the leather from the inside out (that's why you have to urinate on the inside of them) which in turn enables the bonding agents from the polish to adhere effectively (some bloke once swore by actually shitting on them but I think that's a bit unnecessary - depends how far you want to go with this). Of course, before applying polish you know that you have to rub the outside of the boots with garlic (just a normal fresh clove from the greengrocer will do) before they dry for it to be 100% effective. After you've done this, allow to dry and then set about the boots with a good load of Kiwi black boot polish.
Crazy as it sounds - it's true.
I was a US Navy musician for many years and travelled extensively round the world. It was important for us to have boots that sparkled when we gave concerts - I was a vocalist incidentally.
So I know a bit about shiny boots. First thing we taught new recruits to the Navy band - our bit was called the Sea Chanters (look us up on the web!) was a similar technique to the one above. Actually, instead of human shite we used raccoon or cat shite to coat the boats after the urine treatment. If you ain't got animal though you can use human if you know what I mean!
Very strange I know - but definitely true. Happy Polishing
brigade of guards 22 yrs
12 trooping the colours
CSgt at RMAS. so I know what I'm talking about ref boots
that technique is definitely the best way to prepare your boots
we used to use horseshit from the stables when I was at Wellington Bks
I doubt there's been scientific trials on it!
No love it's more important what's been eaten in the previous hours and what enzymes are present. Garlic is useful (but I think that's been mentioned already) as is Chilli pepper. Anything very hot and spicy (vindaloo if you can eat them) will create the right effect.
Obviously wear rubber gloves putting it on!
Done well your boots will stand out from the rest-Well worth the effort