Spit-shine Products - Are they any good?

#1
I have just recieved the new Soldier Magazine (Oct 06) and am reading the Survival Aids advert. I noticed the Shape-Up instant Mirror Finish product and was wondering how good it is. I have a big parade coming up soon and having just had a new baby introduced to the household, I do not have the time to sit and bull my boots for hours on end. Do any of these products work, or is time and elbow grease the only sure way of getting that parade ground shine?

I would appreciate constructive answers :D .
 

BB51

Old-Salt
#4
CPL (Clear Protection Laqure) is the way ahead. Spray them and leave to dry for 30 mins.

Bull in a can - happy days.
 
#5
Do it the good old fashioned way.

That's the only way forward!
 
#6
Leather lustre them, ace stuff, just make sure you remove ALL the old polish from boots/shoes first (use fine wire wool) then paint them in LEATHER LUSTRE, bung em in a slightly warm oven, its the only dust free zone in a house, let em dry and off you pop. Did my barrack shoes in em in 1990 and they lasted over 5 years, ace stuff. :)
 
#8
Go to BandQ

Buy Plastikote spray paint.

Bobs your uncle.
 
#9
Fcuk me yam, how time must fly round your gaff!
Fookin hell mate it was Tidders in the early 90's, right sh1t hole, besides it was kinda nice watching the shoes drying in the oven!!!!!!!!!!! :p :p
 
#11
Well it was either that or go and get p1ssed down The Ram!!!!!!
 
#12
The Ram now has more surveillance cameras outside than any base in NI - it looks like some sort of starwars set....
 
#15
BeastAppreciationSociety. said:
What about morello? Anyone got anything good to say about it?
Morello, now theres a blast from the past. I'm remember it being the dogs wallopers out in Germany late 80's, apart from on really hot summers days when it turned into to a substance not to disimiliar to road tar.
 

cpunk

LE
Moderator
#16
BeastAppreciationSociety. said:
What about morello? Anyone got anything good to say about it?
Yes, it got me through Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst whilst enabling me to spend much of the preceeding week on the piss.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
#19
cpunk said:
BeastAppreciationSociety. said:
What about morello? Anyone got anything good to say about it?
Yes, it got me through Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst whilst enabling me to spend much of the preceeding week on the piss.
I vividly remember the RSM, Big Lou, looking down at my boots on one of his parades in oooh must have been 1980 +-1 year. Iit was a very long way from his eyes to my boots and he dared to suggest there was other than black boot polish on my boots. I think there must have been a layer of cloud in between his eyes and my boots.

Being in his own Command Troop, Tpr Alien had the gall to bluff him out, swearing quite adamantly and repeatedly that there was only black boot polish on these boots, Sir. Eventually I convinced him. Result. It's very difficult to argue round a simple stonewall denial ... and technically my words were true anyway.

I rather think it was Morello (sp).

;o)
 

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