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post #211 of 222
Hi I'm new here and I've read most parts of the thread. I adopted the crane's method in applying the obenaufs for my iron rangers. I've worn them around for a few weeks and decided to put some obenaufs on them. Colour has darkened a few shades as expected and most of the LP has been absorbed. It's been two days since the application now and the leather is still sticky with white residue on it and also in the stitching. I have already tried wiping with dry and damp cloth as well as brushing but to no avail. I'm hoping that some of the more experienced ones can help me?
post #212 of 222
You saturated your boots with Obenauf's. Unless you have a time machine there's not much to be done.
post #213 of 222
Just keep brushing.

Should be fine in a week.
post #214 of 222
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

You saturated your boots with Obenauf's. Unless you have a time machine there's not much to be done.

I only applied two coats so saturation is not possible right?
post #215 of 222
There's no reason to rub Obenauf's all over new boots in the first place?
post #216 of 222
I like to condition and/or treat new shoes before wearing.

Who knows how long they have been sitting on the shelf before you got them? And if you are trying to waterproof them with LP...they might not be waterproof before doing so.

Did my replacement pair of katahdin boots yesterday. Gave them a conditioning with lexol and then a few coats of Obenauf's alternated between setting them in a low temp oven so they would soak it up.

Still miss the fact that you can buff SnoSeal up to a decent shine...Obenauf's is a little too soft and never gets there.
post #217 of 222
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Originally Posted by NickInTO View Post

 

I also used it on the straps of a Filson bag - it dried fairly sticky with some white residue in places. I used a hair dryer while applying/after applying. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any tips?

 

Sounds like you used too much. Soften the HDLP in the container (e.g., with a hair dryer), grab some with your hands, and work it into the straps. Keep working the straps with your hands. When finished, take a rag and wipe it down. If it "dried sticky" then you used too much and/or didn't wipe off the excess. 

post #218 of 222

Any reason why LP would NOT be ok for conditioning a 30 year-old leather motorcycle jacket that looks like it is in need of some serious conditioning?? Any better choices?? Thanks

post #219 of 222
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Any reason why LP would NOT be ok for conditioning a 30 year-old leather motorcycle jacket that looks like it is in need of some serious conditioning?? Any better choices?? Thanks

I would recommend Lexol leather conditioner first. Obenaufs LP is great stuff, but it is strong medicine. It works because it has a lot of waxes that sit on the surface of the leather to protect it from water and chemicals - but those same waxes can make the leather dull, sticky, or dark colored. I use it on my actual work boots, as does my my brother in law who is a wildland fire fighter, but for soft leather goods it can leave a finish you may not like.
post #220 of 222
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Originally Posted by phidauex View Post


I would recommend Lexol leather conditioner first. Obenaufs LP is great stuff, but it is strong medicine. It works because it has a lot of waxes that sit on the surface of the leather to protect it from water and chemicals - but those same waxes can make the leather dull, sticky, or dark colored. I use it on my actual work boots, as does my my brother in law who is a wildland fire fighter, but for soft leather goods it can leave a finish you may not like.

So, can I surmise that Obenauf's leather oil - not LP - would be better? Thanks.

post #221 of 222
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So, can I surmise that Obenauf's leather oil - not LP - would be better? Thanks.

The oil would be a better choice than the LP for something like a jacket. It may darken more than Lexol, but that might be fine with you. It smells nice. Either way, I always recommend trying a small area first, giving it a few days, and seeing what you think. Easy to go overboard and end up with something you aren't happy with. Under the armpit or under a strap would be good test patches on a jacket.
post #222 of 222
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Originally Posted by Carson View Post
 

Any reason why LP would NOT be ok for conditioning a 30 year-old leather motorcycle jacket that looks like it is in need of some serious conditioning?? Any better choices?? Thanks

 

http://putthison.com/post/62337056716/conditioning-leather-jackets-folks-who-have-read

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