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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 22:03 pm 
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Hi guys.

I'm getting myself a second pair of jumpboots for my a class. To keep nicely polished up.
I am just wondering, what is more authentic, Dark tan or Oxblood polish? My current jumpboots are dark tan. I have googled and found nothing. Anyone have any knowledge of this?

Also tips on how to make them look like "glass" would be most welcome ;) I've tried all sorts but can't seem to get achieve it

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Any sort of 'brown' boot polish is absolutely fine. Ultimately it will all deliver the same results.

As for getting them like glass I think that is more of a modern day Brit thing. Yes they did highly polish there jump boots but don't get the 2 things confused. However if that is the way you want to go then YouTube will be your friend, plenty of advice on there.

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jon_short wrote:
Any sort of 'brown' boot polish is absolutely fine. Ultimately it will all deliver the same results.

As for getting them like glass I think that is more of a modern day Brit thing. Yes they did highly polish there jump boots but don't get the 2 things confused. However if that is the way you want to go then YouTube will be your friend, plenty of advice on there.




Hello.

Thanks for the reply mate. Searching Youtube as we speak

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I use Kiwi Parade gloss dark tan and build up the layers of polish and introduce water as Im putting the polish on. I usually alternate between polish and then water using a soft cotton cloth, like and old shirt, not a duster, something which doesnt ball up and then apply polish at the same time as water. This usually creates a dark very shinny layer especially over the toe cap but can be susceptible to cracking and once scuffed will chip off and generally need to be started from the beginning to even out the colours.

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The colour of original boots vary but the official colour was a russet brown. All of my original jump boots are different though, some later war boots made by Endicott Johnson were much more of a purple brown.

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Hmmm Oxblood. Very 1st CPB. Tempted to do mine in Oxblood as it's a nice dark colour.

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