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JayQueue
02-12-2007, 07:51 AM
I've got a pair of Belleville 390s, and they've been scuffed. I've used the kiwi kit on them, and the eraser helps to some extent, but not all the way. I'm wondering if there's some kind of liquid out there that melts the stains away. Any tips or tricks? Thanks.

Sabre
02-12-2007, 11:14 AM
Tip: Life's too short mate. Don't worry about scuffed boots. p-)

CPLHUNTER
02-12-2007, 11:21 AM
I have a pair myself that I clean w/ a Kiwi kit. I don't know about yours, but mine has a solution that works pretty good.

More info @ http://cgi.ebay.com/Kiwi-Military-Desert-Boots-Cleaning-Kit-w-Bootlaces-GI_W0QQitemZ110087542683QQihZ001QQcategoryZ63850QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

JayQueue
02-12-2007, 11:53 AM
I have a pair myself that I clean w/ a Kiwi kit. I don't know about yours, but mine has a solution that works pretty good.

More info @ http://cgi.ebay.com/Kiwi-Military-Desert-Boots-Cleaning-Kit-w-Bootlaces-GI_W0QQitemZ110087542683QQihZ001QQcategoryZ63850QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I had bought the kiwi kit but got the one without the solution. Does it work well? I was thinking of some type of available cleaner in a grocery store or something that gets all the dirt out.

CPLHUNTER
02-12-2007, 12:21 PM
The solution does work well, but you have to keep up with its use. I wouldn't suggest using over the counter products unless you know they work well w/ suede.

JayQueue
02-12-2007, 12:44 PM
I know when I worked at a car wash, they had stuff in a bottle called "Magic." They wouldn't say what it was, but it smelled like paint thinner and got stains out of any type of material without staining the material itself. Anyone know if something like paint thinner gets out stains?

grabie_bis
02-12-2007, 12:56 PM
hard and dry brushing

MarineLAR
02-12-2007, 10:04 PM
Sand paper works well.

USMC Tanker
02-12-2007, 11:54 PM
Water and scuzz brush

ArmyJonHall
02-13-2007, 12:21 AM
Why try to clean it? You've got boots with character now! I'm proud of my beat up, scratched and strained boots.

Finity01
02-13-2007, 12:24 AM
Water and scuzz brush

Truly old school, my friend
Semper Fi

LKSXXX
02-13-2007, 12:27 AM
These boots are made for walking, and that just what they'll do, one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you!

I just felt like singing this!!

LKS.
(btw, don't clean them)

Sheikh Al Stranghi
02-13-2007, 03:11 PM
A bit of water and a soft brush. You don't want them to look great, you just want them to last as long as possible. Keep that in mind.

USMC Tanker
02-14-2007, 12:10 AM
Truly old school, my friend
Semper Fi

I keep it real, brother!

dave81
02-14-2007, 12:39 AM
Real men don't clean their boots.

Jsjoholm
02-14-2007, 07:03 AM
Indeed, real men don't clean their boots. They keep them scuffed, and smelly. So that if they run out of ammo, they can throw them at the enemy and be charged with biological warfare.

Pete031
02-14-2007, 09:52 AM
I don't even know how you could. Use a compressor to get the sand off, from whatever ****hole your in and leave the scuffs.

FROGFOOT-MKDN
02-14-2007, 10:44 AM
What's important is to keep your boots clean from dirt, mud & s**t like that & to maintain its waterproof capability, everything else is optional.

Remember, the old & wise said: The state & appearance of someones footwear is a testimony of his character.

Sabre
02-14-2007, 11:05 AM
What's important is to keep your boots clean from dirt, mud & s**t like that & to maintain its waterproof capability, everything else is optional.

Remember, the old & wise said: The state & appearance of someones footwear is a testimony of his character.

Indeed.

If they're clean and polished, he's probably more concerned about what others think of him than what he thinks of himself.

If they're dirty and scuffed...he's probably just booted in your door and doesn't give a rat's what you think! :lol: