Shoe Polish

This range of dyes can be used to colour wax and solvent based polishes. They can be blended together to get a variety of different shades. Typical application levels would be 0.5-1.0%.

The main components are white spirit and paraffin wax with other waxes used to generate hardness, texture, ease of application and gloss characteristics during buffing.

A typical shoe polish formulation would comprise: Synthetic wax ester 10% Paraffin wax 15% White spirit 74% Colour (dyes/pigments) 1%

Added covering power can be gained by the use of carbon black and this helps to produce a harder wax/paste.

Dyestuffs can be pre-dissolved in oleic acid to form the oleate salt of dyestuff. This can make the dissolution of the dye within the solvent system easier.

Dyestuffs available for this application include:

Bestoil Orange Y (Solvent Orange 3) Tan polish
Bestoil Red BT (Solvent Red 24) Red polish/shading
Bestoil Black HB (Solvent Black 3) Black polish
Bestoil Black OB (Solvent Black 7) Black polish
Bestoil Yellow 3GP (Solvent Yellow 16) Bright Yellow polish/Shading
Bestoil Yellow DE (Solvent Yellow 56) Neutral Yellow polish/Shading
Bestoil Brown B (Solvent Red 3) Brown polish/shading
Bestoil Blue 2N (Solvent Blue 35) Blue polish/shading

These wax-soluble dyes can be dissolved in the molten wax for paste wax shoe polish, while water-based wax emulsion creams can use water-soluble dyes (e.g. Ebest Black AR3/Acid Black 2).

Samples (approx. 20 g) are available for each dye. The cost of the sample is refunded on first-time purchase of 1 kg or more of the same dye.

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Technical help is given to the best of our general knowledge without guarantee or warranty. It is the responsibility of the user to test the suitability of the products under their processing conditions.

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