Polishing

Gazza82

Lantern Swinger
#1
Hello again
This might be a stupid question but I just wanted to find out if anyone knows if the army polish their boots different to the navy?
My dad is ex army and thinks there is a difference... To me it sounds daft but you never know... there are different ways to polish boots e.g. shiney caps and everywhere else matt etc...
Hope someone can help me out....
 
#4
Spit and polish ---heheh is just that .
lot of work but its worth it . The Navy boots used to be different from Army issue --RN ones didn't have toecaps so it was a bit harder to do.
 
#5
Gazza82 said:
Hello again
This might be a stupid question but I just wanted to find out if anyone knows if the army polish their boots different to the navy?
My dad is ex army and thinks there is a difference... To me it sounds daft but you never know... there are different ways to polish boots e.g. shiney caps and everywhere else matt etc...
Hope someone can help me out....
Army boots have toe caps, Navy boots do not. Spit and polish if thats what you are asking about can be done many ways you just go the way you are shown. I only ever used polish a rag and spit, others will melt Polish over the toe cap rub the leather smooth with heated spoons.

At a recent wedding my shoes, six months of breaking in and spit and polish matched the boots of six serving Royal Marine NCO's present in uniform, so you pay your money and take your advice.

Nutty
 

Gazza82

Lantern Swinger
#9
Whats wrong with my avatar?
Oh and a second Question in the army they apparently have 2 types of boots good ones for parade and ordinary ones for work the parade boots have to be shiney all round and the working boots only have shiney toecaps.
Is it the same in the RN?
 
#10
Gazza82 said:
Whats wrong with my avatar?
Oh and a second Question in the army they apparently have 2 types of boots good ones for parade and ordinary ones for work the parade boots have to be shiney all round and the working boots only have shiney toecaps.Is it the same in the RN?
Load of carp...I live in a garrison town and the pongos boots are shamefull
..dull as dishwater.
 

Gazza82

Lantern Swinger
#13
lol I'll tell him...
So do the navy have 2 pairs of boots? or is there only one pair which is shinety at the toe end and matt everywhere else?
 
#14
Nutty said:
Gazza82 said:
Hello again
This might be a stupid question but I just wanted to find out if anyone knows if the army polish their boots different to the navy?
My dad is ex army and thinks there is a difference... To me it sounds daft but you never know... there are different ways to polish boots e.g. shiney caps and everywhere else matt etc...
Hope someone can help me out....
Army boots have toe caps, Navy boots do not. Spit and polish if thats what you are asking about can be done many ways you just go the way you are shown. I only ever used polish a rag and spit, others will melt Polish over the toe cap rub the leather smooth with heated spoons.

At a recent wedding my shoes, six months of breaking in and spit and polish matched the boots of six serving Royal Marine NCO's present in uniform, so you pay your money and take your advice.

Nutty
I can testify to this having seen the DVD. Very funny too! :lol:

I got a beautiful gloss on my ROC shoes (the ones I wore for ceremonial) by melting beeswax and using it on my shoes. Later I used British Library book dressing no.2 instead! Sadly I can no longer remember how I made the latter, having initially made up a large quantity which lasted for years! (Until we got disbanded, actually :lol: )
 

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