So here I've applied my first layer of the mirror gloss wax polish. Now using this product you can normally produce a pretty high mirror gloss within three to five different coats. So after you've allowed the mirror gloss to dry, it dries pretty quickly, because again, it's such a hard wax, spray a little bit more water and your chamois. You can see I just got a few little white drops there, and then using a very light touch begin to buff that wax. I'm using circular motions, you can take up just a little bit of wax polish to help further lubricate your chamois also and then using circular motions, I'm going to try to buff as much of that clouding out of the wax polish. During this process of building the wax foundation, don't concentrate too much on the quality of the shine because that's really going to come in the last step where we use the Pate De Luxe to melt that wax and really glaçage it. So here I have applied some more and then I'm just going to repeat this three or five times using more of the mirror gloss wax polish, applying it in circular motions, massaging it into the leather, then allowing it to dry before buffing it off. I like to buff on the fingers whenever I'm applying the wax polish, then whenever I'm buffing the polish off, what I'll do is I'll roll my fingers so that I'm buffing on a clean area of the chamois that doesn't have any wax build up, and I find that it's really effective at buffing the wax off.
So between layers of wax polish while I'm doing this process, you really don't need to allow much time just a few, you know, 30 seconds. I mean, because this wax is already so dry to begin with, the Medaille D'Or mirror gloss dries pretty quickly. Once you've created that mirror gloss, it's actually kind of a pretty fragile shine. This is about the third or fourth wax finish-or layer of wax that I apply to the calf of my shoe, and I think I'm getting near the point where I can finish it off using the Pate De Luxe. Now again the question of how many layers to apply is really dependent upon the shoe that you're starting with. If you're shining a pair of shoes for the first time and it really doesn't have much wax finish, then you're going to have to add more layers of the mirror gloss in order to build up that foundation, but if you're just glaçaging over a pair of shoes that you've had for a while, that are already in pretty good condition, you should be able to get away with three to five layers of the mirror gloss before coming on top with the Pate De Luxe. A lot of that also depends on how much of a gloss you want. Like with anything, there's different levels.
OK. So here I am. You can see that there's still a little bit of fogging one the toe box here. Right. It's not a mirror shine but that's OK because what we're going to do is we're going to finish the mirror shine off with the Pate De Luxe wax polish. The high solvent ratio is going to melt that wax to really glaçage it over, but you can't do that unless you already have a really strong wax foundation. The next step is then to take some traditional Medaille D'Or Pate De Luxe wax polish and you can see, it's a much softer wax polish. Since we're just doing this to the toe box and the hind quarters, you want to apply just a tiny amount of wax polish. I'm going to just, with a really light touch, apply a little bit of wax polish, then using no water, I'm going to repeat that same process where I apply the wax polish. and without letting it dry, I'm going to begin buffing it off.
If you feel that your chamois is really starting to drag you could probably do just one small spritz of water, I think I still have enough residual water on my chamois that I'm not going to need to. With a really light touch, I'm just buffing the clouding out of that wax polish, and you can really see that mirror shine start to come out. Especially during this last stage, you want to use just a really fine light touch, I mean, as light as possible, in order to get that polish to come up. I'm doing just another small layer and again, I'm really not giving this enough time to dry, I'm going to spritz my chamois then continue to buff that off. Now what's happening here, is that you've built a foundation of hard waxes using the highly concentrated mirror gloss polish, and then you're using the solvents, the higher concentration of solvents that you have in the Pate De Luxe to melt that Polish down and to buff it to a high shine.
Now it's difficult to do this using the Pate De Luxe alone because it's such a relatively soft wax that you have a much more difficult time building up that initial foundation of wax but with the mirror gloss, it's really easy to do. Use just one more water-no more polish, again, a very light touch and I'm just going to very lightly buff this polish. And there you have it, in as little as 20 minutes, of course depending on the condition of your shoes and how comfortable you are, you can produce a really nice high gloss mirror shine. If you desire even more gloss, even more or glaçage, even more mirror, just continue this process by applying the mirror gloss wax polish to build that foundation and then buffing it down or polishing it down using a little bit of the softer Pate De Luxe wax polish. and your high shine chamois.