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post #181 of 210
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Originally Posted by Kazragore View Post

For treating Red Wing Hawthorne Iron Rangers, would the LP be a better alternative to mink oil? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rxySqCA9ic#t=2m17s

 

In my experience, yes. Although I haven't used mink oil since the early 70's when I would bake my boots in the oven with it.

 

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Originally Posted by Hydim View Post

I bought a pair of Red Wing Beckman's and applied a coat of LP, to help protect the leather from the elements rain/sleet/snow. Will it help with salt as well?

 

It will help. Picked up my 9011 (Black Cherry Beckman's) last week. Once they are broken in I will use paste wax on mine for a more dressy look. If I was staying with a work boot look I would use HDLP. Road salt is usually a mixture of chemicals that can eat though unprotected steel if not removed. No matter what you use if you walk through salty slush I would rinse them with fresh water as soon as you can and retreat. You can use the Obenauf's leather oil for touch up between coats of HDLP if you want, it is a bit easier than applying the LP and heating it in.

post #182 of 210

With snow and ice everywhere now, there is also salt that is known to be quite aggressive, to dogs' paws and to leather.

What are your experience?

Can Obenauf's shield from the salt's effects?

Or better wear the oldest, cheapest beaters?

post #183 of 210
I just order the LP on the official website.
I know I don't really need that kind of heavy protection for my incoming Wolverine 1K but I couldn't help myself smile.gif !
And since it is impossible to find this brand in France I will be able to show off a bit in Paris saying that I treated my boots like a US Fireman icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #184 of 210
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Restocked with the combo pack....wanted to try out the oil and realized that LP + Oil costs as much as the LP + Oil + Water sheild combo pack.

Not letting the silicone based water shield get anywhere near my leather...but it says it works on fabric. Figured I would spray a couple of coats on this big old backpack I have where the rubberized lining has mostly worn away....if I bike/motorcycle in the rain, stuff inside gets wet.
Got one coat on and will probably do another once I get home...will update next time it rains with how well it works on nylon.

Just wondering if there is a reason you wouldn't use the watershield on any of your leather? They state it is safe to use and wouldn't harm anything. Just curious what your experience is with this. Any input would be appreciated.

post #185 of 210
Anyone used the LP on suede or rough out and have pictures to share?
post #186 of 210

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Boots second from left started life as rough out leather. I really don't care for that type leather in a serious hiking\hunting boot and have applied HDLP on them for several years. Problem solved, they look and act like normal leather now.

post #187 of 210
Thanks! I was hoping it wouldn't knock down the nap so much. I've used sno-seal on an old paid of suede boots in the past with similar effects.
post #188 of 210
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Originally Posted by skuo07 View Post

Just wondering if there is a reason you wouldn't use the watershield on any of your leather? They state it is safe to use and wouldn't harm anything. Just curious what your experience is with this. Any input would be appreciated.

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Originally Posted by pdxvegan View Post

Anyone used the LP on suede or rough out and have pictures to share?

I use Obenauf's LP on all my shoes (and belts) before the first wearing, except for suede or shoes that I don't want to darken. Obenauf's will darken brown or burgundy leather. After treating with Obenauf's, I put on several coats of wax polish. It can be difficult to raise a good shine after treatment with Obenauf's (it usually takes about 10 polishings before I can get a good shine).

On suede shoes (and belts or jackets), I use a spray-on suede protector, which also darkens the suede slightly. The protection isn't as good as the Obenauf's, but the spray preserves the nap of the suede.
post #189 of 210
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Originally Posted by pdxvegan View Post

Anyone used the LP on suede or rough out and have pictures to share?

I use it on boots only, its a really good product. Wouldn't use shoes (unless they are rough looking ei augusta).
post #190 of 210
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Originally Posted by pdxvegan View Post

Thanks! I was hoping it wouldn't knock down the nap so much. I've used sno-seal on an old paid of suede boots in the past with similar effects.

 

For suede I use Bickmore Gard-More spray. You can pick it up at any tack shop or Farm and Fleet. It will not darken or change the nap at all yet provides outstanding protection in my experience. Bickmore products have been around a long time and are common with those that deal with horses and tack. I use it on my suede AE Katmai boots and have worn them through mud and in rain, just let them dry and brush with a suede brush. Wouldn't go wading through streams with them like I would my hunting or hiking boots but they can handle a lot and still look good.

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post #191 of 210
Does anyone have experience with Obenauf's leather cleaner? How well does it work, and what methods do you use to apply it?
post #192 of 210
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Originally Posted by Brattman View Post
Does anyone have experience with Obenauf's leather cleaner? How well does it work, and what methods do you use to apply it?

 

I typically opt for either Lexol Cleaner or Saddle Soap, depending on the type of leather.  I too would like to hear how Obenauf's cleaner works though...

post #193 of 210
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Originally Posted by Brattman View Post

Does anyone have experience with Obenauf's leather cleaner? How well does it work, and what methods do you use to apply it?
It works good I guess, nothing really impressive though. You could buy another brand.
post #194 of 210
Looks awesome. Seems like the staple to any polishing kit (just like Saphir Rejuvenator). Just to confirm, this should be used to restore leather not as a pre-conditioner.
post #195 of 210

I just picked up a new pair of Chippewa 6" boots that I will be wearing primarily in the snow and rain.  Is treating with the LP prior to first wear my best bet or do you recommend something else?

 

Thanks.

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