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Old 23 May 2007, 15:59   #1
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This is what I've said a couple of times. I was a sad git that had to highly bull his boots every 24 hours for 14 years so I thought I knew what I was talking about. Glad to have someone agree with me. I just don't see how it can stay on a RIB.

did you guys not paint your boots then? i used the stuff the americans use, got it from the us bases and worked a treat. saved all that bollox, only did the spit and polish for 6 weeks while in basic training then moved to the paint approach.
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Old 23 May 2007, 16:08   #2
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only had to do it at dartmouth for a couple of terms then into the fleet where noone gives a toss...never came accross paint though, that'd would have saved all the fannying around with polish and cotton buds..
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Old 23 May 2007, 16:08   #3
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No some people did, but I just made sure my boots didn't get too dirty so they wouldn't take much buffing up. I used the floor polish a couple of times but wasn't impressed with it. If someone stood on your toe caps after you had used that stuff it was a nightmare to put right.
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That would be Morello, is that what your using on the black bits Nick? no wonder it looked really shinney the other day.

You will be eligible for Boatmad if you carry on this polishing lark

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Old 23 May 2007, 16:46   #5
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Pete,


Morello (Thats it brings back some memories that does). That cost beer tokens.

As to the shiny black bits. A couple of weeks and I should be able to post results on my polishing tests. I've run out of my expensive boat polish so its time to experiment seriously now.
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i used this stuff

http://shoe-stuff.com/shapeup.htm

i just checked the shoe polish box and it is still there!!!! is brilliant stuff

if you had used this stuff then you would have had more time down the naafi or local haunt
was totally amazing
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I might look in to getting some of that stuff for my work boots. Anything to impress with little effort.
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oh my god

just come across a forum for army chaps looking for this morello stuff as never heard of it

the paint stuff took around 40 seconds for both toecaps and no more

god they have a forum for everything/everyone these days!

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/...c/t=19382.html
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I might look in to getting some of that stuff for my work boots. Anything to impress with little effort.
i have a bottle here, is only around 25 years old but looks and smells like it would still work just dandy, you are welcome to it next time i see ya
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