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post #121 of 210
Just put in an order for the Epaulet x Thorogood 685 boots.

I'm thinking about getting some Obenauf's LP since rain is pretty frequent over here. Should I apply some immediately upon receiving it, prior to wearing them whatsoever? I havn't been able to find a definite answer to that.
post #122 of 210
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Originally Posted by Zal View Post
Just put in an order for the Epaulet x Thorogood 685 boots.

I'm thinking about getting some Obenauf's LP since rain is pretty frequent over here. Should I apply some immediately upon receiving it, prior to wearing them whatsoever? I havn't been able to find a definite answer to that.

I did it with my Red Wing 963s and it seems to have gone well.
post #123 of 210
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Originally Posted by Zal View Post
Just put in an order for the Epaulet x Thorogood 685 boots.

I'm thinking about getting some Obenauf's LP since rain is pretty frequent over here. Should I apply some immediately upon receiving it, prior to wearing them whatsoever? I havn't been able to find a definite answer to that.

not sure about those boots you have.

But with regards to my Red Wing GT, I emailed Red Wing directly and ask them about should I do treatment (I didn't mention Obenauf since they are different companies) before or after wearing.

Their reply was the leather was already treated in the tannery (They didn't say further so I suppose its ok to wear them out without doing anything)

But I just want to test them out before taking them to the real harsh weather. So I drop some water onto it and see it really is waterproof straight out of the box. Tried a little Obenauf LP on the tongue (a discreet spot so it wouldn't be obvious) and it didn't get absorbed as fast as what you get when you put it on natural veg tan leather.

So my take is:

wear them out and treat them with LP after a month or so..
post #124 of 210
patrickb; I just started the treatment on my 1K Miles and they look crazy dark. Yours look closer to the original color. Are yours rust or brown? And how long did it take for the color to return to normal? My boots almost look black now.
post #125 of 210
Obenauf's added some nice character to my Kodiak boots (x-listed with streetwear boots and shoes). Right after application and having worn them around the house a few hours. What they looked like new:
post #126 of 210
Nice boots.
post #127 of 210
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
patrickb;

I just started the treatment on my 1K Miles and they look crazy dark. Yours look closer to the original color. Are yours rust or brown? And how long did it take for the color to return to normal? My boots almost look black now.

I used Obenauf's on my Brown 1,000 miles and they are much darker than Patrick B's. The color doesn't lighten up with time...personally, i wouldn't use LP again because I didn't like the color change. I think his were rust to begin.
post #128 of 210
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Originally Posted by auggie View Post
I used Obenauf's on my Brown 1,000 miles and they are much darker than Patrick B's. The color doesn't lighten up with time...personally, i wouldn't use LP again because I didn't like the color change. I think his were rust to begin.
Makes sense, unfortunately. Definitely hate the color now, on the fence about getting some Rusts now or next fall. The oil penetrates though for sure, you can see how it darkens the leather on the inside of the boot. Just a lesson for everybody I guess. After two oil treatments and one LP treatment they're def road ready but way too dark. Go black or rust.
post #129 of 210
they changed the color of my cigar colored RW GTs a bit... i think i wouldnt do it again if i knew what it would do it too it.... i might order something that RW recommends... any ideas what that might be guys? i dont wanna darken this leather too much.
post #130 of 210
if you want to use what RW recommends, it will be the Neutral Colored Shoe Cream. I tried to apply the Obenauf LP on a tiny spot inside the tongue area on my GT so that I wouldnt regret if anything goes wrong. The LP didn't get absorbed like it did on natural leather. Maybe my GT is still new with natural oil in it hence it didnt get absorbed well.
post #131 of 210
Whenever I put Obenaufs on any of my shoes I sort of freak out that it's too dark, but then it lightens in about an hour, and then lightens more (unevenly, but in a nice way) with wear.

Everything that I buy or make that has leather gets a treatment with Obenauf's. I just take it for granted that whatever I have will be a little darker than new, because it's better than worrying about any drop of water marring my leather.
post #132 of 210
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Originally Posted by mikeeeey View Post
if you want to use what RW recommends, it will be the Neutral Colored Shoe Cream.

I tried to apply the Obenauf LP on a tiny spot inside the tongue area on my GT so that I wouldnt regret if anything goes wrong.

The LP didn't get absorbed like it did on natural leather. Maybe my GT is still new with natural oil in it hence it didnt get absorbed well.

One way that I've managed to get Obenauf's LP to absorb well into leather is to follow the advice from Russell Moccasin for using this product, which is to put the boots into a garbage bag and put the bag out in the sun for a few hours. The LP gets into the leather really well this way.
post #133 of 210
Did 2 treatments of the oil. Definitely works. It's weird... the leather feels like skin! Gonna do the LP probably tomorrow. Def go with Rust 1k Miles if you plan on getting non black 1kMs to wear + treat for the snow
post #134 of 210
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
patrickb; I just started the treatment on my 1K Miles and they look crazy dark. Yours look closer to the original color. Are yours rust or brown? And how long did it take for the color to return to normal? My boots almost look black now.
Mine are brown and have treated with LP 5-6 times now. It didn't change the color much at all. I apply liberally by hand, work it in well and then hit with hair dryer. After 30 min or so, I brush with horsehair shoe brush. The only other thing I do is wipe the salt off w/damp cloth. Not sure why it would darken yours so significantly...sorry I couldn't be much help. Edit: just re-read your post. Looks like you used the Oil treatment and LP. I've never used the oil, only the LP and it didn't change the color much at all. These were taken in natural, cloudy afternoon light. It's a dead on. accurate match. Pics posted earlier in this thread: With that said, the leather laces were a real light tan color which I didn't like. I treated with a thick coat of LP and they darkened up just as I'd hoped.
post #135 of 210
Bought some used boots 2 weeks ago and decided to apply some LP. 2 coats.

Here's the before:


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