drill boots

Discussion in 'The Corps' started by montfish, Oct 16, 2007.

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  1. does anyone know the 'correct' way to paint drill boots/shoes etc?? ie what paint to use, techniques would be greatly appreciated, cheers
  2. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Hi Montfish,

    We used Jacobean Oak varnish, cover the areas you dont want varnished with black maskers, (bootwelds?) and drip it on the centre of the toe cap with a matchstick....it takes a while but once done and hardened cover your toecap with a sock and I'll last the time your in the Corps...easy days mate.
  3. cheers, do you put the varnish on over polish, or just bare boot?
  4. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Bare boot if I remember correctly.
  5. Aye, bare boot, but give it a sanding down first. The varnish applies a lot better.
  6. happy days, this chad medal ceremony at 45 might be an arse ache (we've already got our ganners gongs, dont need to be re-presented with them!!) but at least the lovats inspection will have one less thing to worry about!!

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