I've just gotten into skiing (originally from South Florida - not much snow there), and bought my (and my gf's) first set of skis and boots. Being that we're just starting, we took the conservative approach and bought uber cheap used boots, and what I presume are decent used skis that were also very inexpensive. The skis are both in quite good shape, but the boots (Head Edges) are scuffed and scratched up a good bit.
One of my other hobbies is cars, and I have a large array of detailing products for them. I assumed this would be a piece of cake project for Saturday, clean up the scuffs a bit on my new boots and leave them looking like new. Boy was I wrong.
I tried using a bit of plastic polish on the boots, hoping that I could buff out some of the smaller scuffs. Instead what I did was put a hazy, non glossy and almost matte finish on the boots. Still undeterred, I decided that the obvious solution was to wax said portion to return the gloss. This too, in fact, had the exact opposite effect as desired.
The question becomes, how can I fix the scuffs on the boots, and fix what I've done to them (and return the gloss to the boots). While I don't totally HATE the matte look, I would prefer them to be a nice glossy set of boots, as they are supposed to be. Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated.