Dried-up shoe polish

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I have a couple of colours of shoe polish that I hardly ever use (walking boots, for example)

After being in the cupboard for a long time, they dry up and become hard, cracked and crumbly. I can reform them a bit by melting on a hot radiator, then letting them set, but they are still hard

I understand that shoe polish is made of a mixture of pigment, wax and oil, and I presume the oil is evaporating in storage.

Does anyone know what sort of oil it might be? I am am wondering if I can add some and mix it in to restore these dried-up cans.
 
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Given its cost, buy a new tin :LOL:
 
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I found a Toxicology Safety sheet for Kiwi Polish, it says the contents include

Ingredient: STODDARD SOLVENT
Ingredient Sequence Number: 01
Percent: 67-76 f


I looked up Stoddard Solvent and it appears to be a kind of white Spirit, which makes sense, so I will try adding that. Apparently there is also lanolin, which slows the solvent from drying out until the polish is spread out in a thin film on the shoe.
 
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I suppose these people that dont use polish, just havnt manged to find the right colour for their trainers.
 
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