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Have polished boots to near mirrors, RT soon, trouble??

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Have polished boots to near mirrors, RT soon, trouble??

#1 Post by rgj-rifleman » Sun 31 Dec, 2006 7:57 pm

Hey guys, more a question for lads who have just started RT or are in RT, but i have started polishing my boots and got a little carried away, i have boiled them almost, not as nice as parade but they are still pretty nicely glossed up. Can see my face in them and watch the TV out of them like a balck mirror.

Ive just though sh*t, i may be beasted for doing this. I have been practising and just gotton warped into making them really shiny lol.

Are my Training team going to look down at me for going into foundation with already polished boots, also im worried i may look like a goody too shoes turning up with polsihed combat boots.

Should i be worried that they are reasonabled shined up?

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#2 Post by tomharto30 » Mon 01 Jan, 2007 1:44 pm

I wouldn't worry about it mate, no one will care or have a problem with it. Just to let you know though mate, those boots will be your field boots and so by all means get loads of polish on them, but don't bother bulling them mate.
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#3 Post by JCAP3 » Mon 01 Jan, 2007 4:16 pm

Sod coming across as a "goody two-shoes" mate, it is a career after all not a holiday camp and you are expected to put everything you've got into it :D

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#4 Post by rgj-rifleman » Mon 01 Jan, 2007 5:51 pm

Cheers fellas, i know its a completely bone question when i look back om it, but was one of those things that hit me like 'oh maybe this was a bad idea'

Thanks again boys

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#5 Post by Shuttleworth » Mon 01 Jan, 2007 6:14 pm

i did the exact same thing. dont worry about it. it will soon chip off.

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#6 Post by Jack1988 » Mon 01 Jan, 2007 6:16 pm

Don't worry rifleman, i'm sure i'll "accidently" splash some nice brown mud on your boots just so you don't worry about looking like a goody-2-shoes :P
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#7 Post by rgj-rifleman » Mon 01 Jan, 2007 9:10 pm

I knew id be able to count on the team for moral support :wink:

Not long now ay mate
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#8 Post by KJ-Edwards » Mon 01 Jan, 2007 9:41 pm

:cry: I want to go in now :cry:
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#9 Post by druadan » Tue 02 Jan, 2007 5:41 am

Royal don't insist on your work boots being shiney like Perce does mate, as long as they're black it doesn't matter. They'll soon get trashed.

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#10 Post by rgj-rifleman » Tue 02 Jan, 2007 8:14 pm

Lol starting breaking them in today and the amount of cracks and polish that came off the boots. i might has well colected it all, burned it and poured it into an empty polish tin there was so much of it lol
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#11 Post by KJ-Edwards » Tue 02 Jan, 2007 8:51 pm

rgj-rifleman wrote:Lol starting breaking them in today and the amount of cracks and polish that came off the boots. i might has well colected it all, burned it and poured it into an empty polish tin there was so much of it lol
Lol, I put them on in some hot bath water and read that "Short History of the Royal Marines" by the time i was on about page 60 i got out and the little nick i got after long wear has gone :P

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RT: Feb 5th
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PressUps within 2minutes - 74
SitUps within 2minutes - 98
6mile - 41:05
9mile - 01:04:43
3mile (combat boots) - 20:36
12mile - 1:26:33

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Re: Have polished boots to near mirrors, RT soon, trouble??

#12 Post by dalo » Tue 02 Jan, 2007 10:00 pm

rgj-rifleman wrote:Hey guys, more a question for lads who have just started RT or are in RT, but i have started polishing my boots and got a little carried away, i have boiled them almost, not as nice as parade but they are still pretty nicely glossed up. Can see my face in them and watch the TV out of them like a balck mirror.

Ive just though sh*t, i may be beasted for doing this. I have been practising and just gotton warped into making them really shiny lol.

Are my Training team going to look down at me for going into foundation with already polished boots, also im worried i may look like a goody too shoes turning up with polsihed combat boots.

Should i be worried that they are reasonabled shined up?

Cheers

RGJ-Rifleman

Im sorry but this is a pretty pointless post, why ever would having shiny boots be a problem fair enough if you were in the field straight away but you will be on camp parading in diffrent rigs
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#13 Post by KJ-Edwards » Tue 02 Jan, 2007 10:08 pm

Dalo, did you get 45?

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RT: Feb 5th
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3mile - 18:36
PressUps within 2minutes - 74
SitUps within 2minutes - 98
6mile - 41:05
9mile - 01:04:43
3mile (combat boots) - 20:36
12mile - 1:26:33

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#14 Post by Hankins » Wed 03 Jan, 2007 6:54 am

yea the first issue boots i got are in such a state right now that polish and them being shinny doesn't even matter, they just have to be black, they get mega f@#k and and you get a second issue week 8 or so
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#15 Post by rgj-rifleman » Wed 03 Jan, 2007 4:34 pm

Yeha i do agree with you Dalo, it is a bone post :oops: Sorry lads
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