I figure a few of you ex-military may have some insight into this. Many years ago when I was in the Army Reserves a few of us came up with the bright idea of applying Kiwi Honor Guard Instant Spit Shine to our boots.
Leather Honor Guard Instant Spit Shine :: KIWI care products
It is almost like gloss black paint. Does anyone have any ideas how to strip it from a pair of boots? I actually don't care about the shine (or lack of), but the stuff is like plastic and I want to put some Obenauf's on the boots, but it just wipes off due to the Honor Guard coating. I didn't want to go right to paint stripper because I'm sure that is horrible for leather.
And before you ask, yes, we eventually got in trouble for doing it.