Go to a metal polishing shop and look at the buffing wheels they use on aluminum. They'll be black. That's what happens to your boots. If they're black, no biggie. It's not that white boots scuff more, it's that they make and wear more noticeable. That my friend is called oxidation! White boots do look the best! Just hard to keep clean. I got some plastic renew that works a treat on my plastics and my boots! Not really, but anyone who makes rude comments about the people that died on 9/11 just for sport doesn't deserve any respect.He admitted he was wrong, it does take guts to do that. He apologized. It is hard for other countries to understand how much 9/11 means to us, sure he said one little thing in the heat of the moment? Australia or any one in it is not the enemy, far from it Everyone else seemed to get over it......... You going on and on about it is not doing anything constructive, I lost a few family members. Just reading you go on about it just reminds me about it. No doubt many others here. I hope the USA-bashing cretin from Australia becomes your new best buddy. USA bashing? Everyone hates us!!!!! I have never read anything that is anti-usa? If I do, you cares? What he's been doing isn't critique, it's mean-spirited baiting. Nice job for only your 6th post in here, newbie. Baiting? I don't think so. As for mean, you started it.....The way I read it was BOER didn't listen to you, you got upset. MATTY05 had good evidence that nothing wrong with aluminium guards. You got even more upset. Get over it. You going on about 9/11 is what made me start to post here. Please drop it.