Step 1: Kit Prep
-Take all 3 Tubs of Polish. Label them, on the bottom of the Tub. With these Labels.
-- Tub one 'Layering Polish'
--- Tub two 'Bulling Polish'
---- Tub three 'Water-bulling Polish'
This way, you use the polishes for what they say, so that you don't get the polish dirty and it won't scratch your boots. Which is what you do not want!
If at any time throughout polishing your boots you find that you keep getting scratches, and you are using clean cotton wool and can't find a reason, use a new tub of polish. Its likely you'll have grit in the polish scratching your boots.
Then, get your boots. If you were issued them and they are already in a bad way, take all the polish off of them. Using Scotch Bright. Just gently rub the scotch bright over the toecaps and the heel and it will peel all the polish off, I recommened doing this out of your mums kitchen! Try not to use chemicals such as nail varnish remover as this can damage the leather and make them less waterproof.
Once you have done that just rub the boots down with some plain cotton wool, so that they are soft. If they are a little rough, then scotch bright them gently again. If it is the leather that is damaged, its out of your hands. Try and exchange the boots. Or do the best you can with it.