Originally Posted by axlpendergast
why does it look like that? very simple. the silicone stuff you sprayed on there is primarily used for suede leather. the leather on your Redwings was oil-tanned (chrome tanned + oil treatment/finish) and the primary way of water proofing oil-tanned leather is with an oil based product. the streaks are there because the silicone isn't getting absorbed.
Originally Posted by easy_hk
Red Wing 9111, 48hrs after using "Silicone Waterproofing" became like this :
The original should like this:
anyone can help, how to get back to the original color/looking ?
Hi all, just bought and use the same item for my 9111.. Before i bought it i try to find mink oil and leather oil but all store that sells red wing in Jakarta Indonesia said that mink oil and leather oil will make 9111 looks glossy, the original color and leather for 9111 is not glossy, bit rough and mesh.. So, i bought the silicone waterproofing and apply to 9111 and the result is same as your shoes..
In the direction of use on the can said "allowed it dry and apply it again"
Does it really make a different if i apply it for the second time?
Red wing customer care support also mailed me that thay recommended to use mink oil and leather cleaner.. I am still confuse about this. Mink oil will make the 9111 looks glossy which is not like the original 9111
Bellow is the picture of my 9111 after applied :