Although I'm not in military, I was hoping some of you guys can help me out. I've been shining a set of boots for eventual use at my police academy. Right now we're wearing corfram low quarter shoes, but once we start hitting the range, we gotta have our boots ready. The problem is that I can't get my boots to look like glass. I've literally spent over 8 hours on these damn things and they simply do not look good. I decided to strip off all the polish and start fresh. What do you guys recommend for a great shine? The method that I was using was: 1. Put polish on old t-shirt, rub onto the boot in small circular motions until it feels rough and dry. 2. Take a clean rag, dip it in a little bit of water, and rub it on the same area. 3. Repeat. Either I'm doing it wrong, or the method just isn't that good. I appreciate any help.