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ibstubro's avatar

What kind of oil is in a shoe shine sponge?

Asked by ibstubro (18730points) November 26th, 2013

Can the sponges be re-charged?

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ucme's avatar

I think it might be mink oil, don’t quote me on that though.

ibstubro's avatar

That’s what I was thinking, @ucme, as well. In that case, probably no.

ucme's avatar

I mink not.

Smitha's avatar

Mink Oil is used to restore the oils and condition the leather. You get it to buy separately, but the Casual Shoe Shine Sponge has silicone oil and wax in it. I usually toss it and buy new one, refilling would be a mess.

ibstubro's avatar

Thanks, @Smitha. Just never seem to have enough oil in them.

ucme's avatar

Use a banana skin, if it a-peels to you.

ibstubro's avatar

Yeah, and risk my shoes getting monkey loved! No thanks!

ucme's avatar

No, no, that’s if you use gr-apes.

cazzie's avatar

Actually, I think it depends on what type of shine you want. http://www.kiwicare.com/US/Home/

ibstubro's avatar

Thanks, @cazzie. I looked at those very products this afternoon at Walmart.

ISmart's avatar

vegetable oil

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