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post #1 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping tall boots shiny?

I have to wear mine quite often (lessons and IEA shows) so I need to keep them super clean. Currently I wipe them down with a damp paper towel and polish them with Kiwi Outdoor leather polish. I have used Crisco on my paddock boots and it worked pretty well, but I am skeptical about using it on my tall boots.

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 10:04 PM
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Leather cleaner and conditioner are always a good choice.

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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What brands?
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 10:56 PM
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A really good polish & conditioner I stumbled upon is Carr Day & Martin. Black boot polish & conditioner. Works great for biker leathers as well.
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-06-2011, 06:55 PM
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I have my boyfriend shine my boots, he was in the navy for 4 years so he gets them to look really nice, unfortunately he hasn't done it in a while since he's been working a lot. Maybe I can get him to do it this weekend, they are looking kinda dirty. He uses lexol leather cleaner and conditioner and then just black shoe polish we got at walmat.
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post #6 of 11 Old 10-06-2011, 07:38 PM
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I use a leather cleaner/waterproofer/shiner called Urad. It works SOOOO well!! My boots aren't shiny but these make them look gorgeous. I recommend it for everyone!
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-07-2011, 05:56 AM
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Black boot polish on the outsides, Dubbin on the insides and then polished over the boot polish with your Dubbin rag. Beautiful & shiny and the Dubbin gives you a little extra grip on the inside
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-08-2011, 08:04 PM
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legitimately ANYTHING by carr day & martin is amazing - even hermès sells it!
i know that to clean i'd use lexol cleaner and conditioner, it works really well, and to polish use carr day & martin or kiwi, and use a polishing brush all over the boot so that the friction works the polish in, finish off with a buffing cloth.
the best secret trick to an incredible shine AND to help your boots stop squeaking against your saddle is to rub them down with a pari old old tights or pantyhose (anything of that material)
works so well!
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-16-2011, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought Lexol wipes. Will get some Kiwi polish tomorrow. and the tights trick worked! No more squeaking!
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-16-2011, 07:04 PM
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Aha no problem :)
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