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post #151 of 210
I'm considering purchasing a pair of these Bexley dress boots (rubber sole) for foul and snowy weather.
Would the Obenauf LP work in waterproofing this thin leather? Or is this a bad idea and should I buy thicker leathered boots?

Alternatively: is it possible to get a high polish shine on the toes, and still keep the leather protected from water?

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post #152 of 210
Before and after.

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It's worth nothing that the one on the right had some very bad stress creases on it when i bought the shoes. I found this odd since the other one looked unscarred. It was like someone took one of them and bent it till i creased badly and left the other alone. I didn't care enough to send them back.

Anyway after application the creases are still there. I wouldn't mind it if the other one wasn't perfect. It's stupid looking with one uncreased shoe and one with epic creases.

Fuck Zappos.
post #153 of 210
BTW sorry for double post but would you guys use OBNF's on these? Mine are looking a little dry although I'm afraid it will really darken the lighter color which I like a lot.
post #154 of 210
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Originally Posted by ac_slater View Post

Before and after.
467
It's worth nothing that the one on the right had some very bad stress creases on it when i bought the shoes. I found this odd since the other one looked unscarred. It was like someone took one of them and bent it till i creased badly and left the other alone. I didn't care enough to send them back.
Anyway after application the creases are still there. I wouldn't mind it if the other one wasn't perfect. It's stupid looking with one uncreased shoe and one with epic creases.
Fuck Zappos.

Just wear them a little bit. The other will get creases, done and done.
post #155 of 210
Is the leather supposed to be a little sticky after? It's been like a day since I applied.
post #156 of 210
No, I first had that problem too. I think the stickiness indicates that the LP hasn't fully penetrated; I found that a good amount of heating after application makes most of the stickiness go away.
post #157 of 210
Well I hit them pretty good with the hair dryer. They aren't like, incredibly sticky...but I can kind of feel the residue if I rub them.
post #158 of 210
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Well I hit them pretty good with the hair dryer. They aren't like, incredibly sticky...but I can kind of feel the residue if I rub them.

I keep brushing until that tackiness goes away.
post #159 of 210
Just got some heavy duty LP and it's awesome...

Previous I used mink oil, while they seem to condition my boots, it leaves them sticky and very dusty after a few wears.

With the LP, the leather seems to absorbing it much better. Sticky in the beginning, and the sticky-ness goes away after a while. Heating it with a hair dryer (not too aggresive though) speeds up the penetration faster. It darken the color a little bit, but the color lighten back again as the LP got penetrated. IMO they smell better than mink oil too. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #160 of 210

Hi, any reason to NOT use the LP on a pair of sperry top-siders (leather of course)?

 

Cheers

post #161 of 210
Only if you don't want the color darkened.
post #162 of 210
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Originally Posted by ac_slater View Post

Is the leather supposed to be a little sticky after? It's been like a day since I applied.

No. If it feels sticky, it's either that the LP hasn't penetrated through yet, or you've applied to much.

If it's still sticky a day after applying, wipe the excess of with a dry cloth.

What I usually do after applying is just let it sit there for a day, and then brush it a little with a large horsehair brush, and then wipe the excess of with a dry cloth. You should feel a little bit friction when you first wipe it (i.e. when the leather is still sticky), but should become smooth very quickly. I find that brushing and wiping bring out the shine even with the LP. Not mirror finish like polishing was, but a shine that looks good on rugged boots like red wing's (and if your shoes' leather is smooth and have a mirror shine to begin with, you will get mirror shine). People always comments that LP gives your boots a dull look, but that's only because they either haven't wipe off the excess, or let the LP penetrate.
post #163 of 210

Great thread, encouraging to see the customer feedback for Obenauf's. We are pushing our online presence and are here to answer any leather care questions you may have. Drop any questions or comments here or on our Facebook. We have some tips and testimonies on our website as well. We would love to hear from you!

post #164 of 210
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Great thread, encouraging to see the customer feedback for Obenauf's. We are pushing our online presence and are here to answer any leather care questions you may have. Drop any questions or comments here or on our Facebook. We have some tips and testimonies on our website as well. We would love to hear from you!

It would be useful to do some youtube videos showing how to apply your various products to various shoe/boots, explaining what ingredients do to whatever leather products.
post #165 of 210
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Originally Posted by Obenaufs View Post

Great thread, encouraging to see the customer feedback for Obenauf's. We are pushing our online presence and are here to answer any leather care questions you may have. Drop any questions or comments here or on our Facebook. We have some tips and testimonies on our website as well. We would love to hear from you!

I'd like to see two things.

A special "pack" with LP, Oil, and Cleaner--this sees like the perfect thing to suggest to people as a first order. Some good cleaner combined with LP for things like work boots and Oil for other things.

Second, it would be nice to see some of your products available through amazon directly. I don't know what your relationships with external retailers are (I have very rarely seen Obenaufs sold anywhere) but as an Amazon Prime subscriber, I would love to be able to use my free 2-day shipping (often comes overnight) on your products. It may not seem like a big deal but ordering one pot of LP, the shipping cost becomes like 1/3 of the total cost...also when I order something like that it is usually because I was in the middle of a project and discover that I have run out. Right now with amazon prime I could have the product in hand in a day or two without any additional shipping cost...but right now that means if I want it fast, I have to order Sno-Seal instead of Obenaufs.
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