Would you polish your shoes with this?

Discussion in 'The Haberdashery' started by Sled Dog, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Todays Thrift store find...for $5 I figure the box and hand brush is worth it :001_smile
    I always hand polish my shoes, never used one of these fancy electric models...
    Think I will try it on a cheap pair of shoes (maybe my sons :)) before I attempt any of my good shoes..
    Anyone try anything like this?





  2. mark the shoeshine boy

    mark the shoeshine boy Moderator Emeritus

    nope.....not me...it's like putting KY Jelly on a biscuit...
  3. Umm.... umm... umm....

    I'd keep and use the box.

    The power tool? I'm not sure I would plug that into the wall.
    Maybe take it to the office to see if it works and doesn't burn up or blow any breakers.

    Or maybe hook it up to a generator a good distance away from any structures :biggrin:
  4. I'd give it a whirl on an old pair...
  5. The Nid Hog

    The Nid Hog Moderator Emeritus

    I think that the box might be neat for storing shoe care stuff. But there isn't a shoe made that requires machine polishing. That's why God created Parris Island: so that mortals could learn to properly maintain prepared leather surfaces.
  6. M80

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  7. Thanks M80 for taking the time to post that ad. I see its 1973, thats about 10 years newer than I thought it was, my guess as mid-60's
  8. Haha :001_smile I had them plug it in at the thrift store...it works fine.
  9. Ummm...I'm guessing thats a bad thing :001_smile
  10. Agree with the machine polishing, but I still might give it a spin...not sure what you mean about Parris Island?
  11. M80

    M80 Contributor

  12. Argonaut

    Argonaut Moderator Emeritus

  13. Parrisd Island is Marine boot camp. You come in a boy & leave a man.
  14. professorchaos

    professorchaos Moderator Emeritus

    Not me either. There's no persuasive argument against polishing by hand.
  15. I received a similar one from J.C. Penney in the 70's I liked it.
  16. BAHAHAHAHAHA!! I couldn't have put it better myself!
  17. Doc4

    Doc4 Moderator Emeritus Contributor

    You know ... we DO have a "multiquote" button. :001_rolle
  18. Sorry, my bad...I knew there was one somewhere...my brain just didnt click that it was the "+ button
  19. And asbestos floor tile :biggrin:

    I was told about the "Stress Stripe"

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