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post #39676 of 47206
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

please tell me you don't have a grey shirt on... PLEASE!

I didn't want to say anything, but he kind of looks like an astronaut or something.

Great boots, tho!
post #39677 of 47206
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


I didn't want to say anything, but he kind of looks like an astronaut or something.

Great boots, tho!

haha... I was just giving him a hard time. The boots are nice for sure.

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After some brushing this morning the Dundees are out for their maiden voyage. The color is so much better with the AE polish removed, much more character in contrast to the smooth solid color AE tried to achieve by covering them up so heavily. I still have a ways to go but they are looking amazing so far. 

 

 

post #39679 of 47206

waaaaay better! just Renovateur and brushing?

post #39680 of 47206
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

waaaaay better! just Renovateur and brushing?

 

Yep, that's it so far.

post #39681 of 47206
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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post


Agreed, I treated mine with Obenauf's and have been walking through puddles and snowbanks all winter.

 

I have the waxy brown Lon Branches and they seemed dry when they arrived especially right above the cap toe - I have used neutral polish on them but have no clue what to do from here to protect them.

 

I own Brown polish, Neutral polish, AE cleaner moisturizer, AE waterproofing spray..

 

Do I remove the polish I put on then spray the AW water proofer then apply the Obenaufs of which there seems to be three - the oil, the LP boot preserve and the Heavy Dty LP

 

Do I just keep using polish to build up a protective layer?

 

or do I do some other order of stripping, oiling, waxing etc and is there some other product I should be using?

 

I wish I had the time to set up a forum with categories for all the great information on this thread...thanks in advance for the advice

post #39682 of 47206
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

I have the waxy brown Lon Branches and they seemed dry when they arrived especially right above the cap toe - I have used neutral polish on them but have no clue what to do from here to protect them.

I own Brown polish, Neutral polish, AE cleaner moisturizer, AE waterproofing spray..

Do I remove the polish I put on then spray the AW water proofer then apply the Obenaufs of which there seems to be three - the oil, the LP boot preserve and the Heavy Dty LP

Do I just keep using polish to build up a protective layer?

or do I do some other order of stripping, oiling, waxing etc and is there some other product I should be using?

I wish I had the time to set up a forum with categories for all the great information on this thread...thanks in advance for the advice

I just put some shoe cream on the boots, then applied the Obernaufs on top of that. They will look dull at first, but if you brush them after the first wear the shine will come right out.
post #39683 of 47206
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

I have the waxy brown Lon Branches and they seemed dry when they arrived especially right above the cap toe - I have used neutral polish on them but have no clue what to do from here to protect them.

 

I own Brown polish, Neutral polish, AE cleaner moisturizer, AE waterproofing spray..

 

Do I remove the polish I put on then spray the AW water proofer then apply the Obenaufs of which there seems to be three - the oil, the LP boot preserve and the Heavy Dty LP

 

Do I just keep using polish to build up a protective layer?

 

or do I do some other order of stripping, oiling, waxing etc and is there some other product I should be using?

 

I wish I had the time to set up a forum with categories for all the great information on this thread...thanks in advance for the advice

 

 

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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post


I just put some shoe cream on the boots, then applied the Obernaufs on top of that. They will look dull at first, but if you brush them after the first wear the shine will come right out.

I used a cleaner conditioner, brushed, and let them dry completely. (Overnight)

Then, I used Obenauf's HDLP with a blow dryer to help melt the LP and get it to soak into the leather.

You slather it on and work it in with your bare hands

Then use the blow dryer right on the leather, and the HDLP soaks right in and disappears.

After letting them sit for a short time, I brushed and wiped with a clean cloth.

 

The Obenauf's will darken them slightly, but is some of the best stuff I have used on this type of leather.

This is a repost of the picture I posted on here, but is after I treated them with the HDLP.

 

post #39684 of 47206
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

Allison just called me and said that my promontory point MTO was actually completed, just without the lining and is sending over pictures for me to take a look. If I like them, I'll just keep those and skip on the Eagle Country. 

 

FWIW, I thought navy calf with an unline grey suede shaft would have been pretty awesome..we shall see what the boot looks like. 

 

I'm excited to see how they turned out. I got the same message from Allison about the nixing of the blue lining. It wasn't a deal breaker for me, but took a little excitement out of the deal. Hopefully the natural CXL they use for mine doesn't have a sickly tinge to it. Time will tell. 

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Originally Posted by EEWithoutStyle View Post

What are the prices of the Cordovan dundees?

300 for seconds.
post #39686 of 47206

Hmmmm....some Navy Blue Calf in a Patriot Model would look really really cool... Maybe a light colored reverse welt *storm* and I think they'd look fantastic, no?

 

They'd kinda look like this, but these are Alden & CXL

 

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Here are my Leeds from the recent $299 sale. I actually purchased Black Shell PA as well. These Leeds were not available but the SA said that as soon as a pair came in stock that she would honor the sale price. These are stunning and probably the best looking AE I've seen out of the box. There is a scratch on the side of the left shoe that I know will disappear with some polish. I now officially have more AE shell than any other brand. I think I'm going to be done buying anything for a while.



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post #39688 of 47206
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post


I used a cleaner conditioner, brushed, and let them dry completely. (Overnight)
Then, I used Obenauf's HDLP with a blow dryer to help melt the LP and get it to soak into the leather.
You slather it on and work it in with your bare hands
Then use the blow dryer right on the leather, and the HDLP soaks right in and disappears.
After letting them sit for a short time, I brushed and wiped with a clean cloth.

The Obenauf's will darken them slightly, but is some of the best stuff I have used on this type of leather.
This is a repost of the picture I posted on here, but is after I treated them with the HDLP.



That sounds like a better method, I will try that next time.
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Thanks I just ordered the Obenauf... will get to work on them this weekend

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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post


That sounds like a better method, I will try that next time.


i've had great results from putting the HDLP in the microwave for a bit (30-45 seconds), which warms it up and makes it much more liquid like. Then I lather it into the boots with my hands. Makes more sense to me than trying to warm the whole boot, which is more difficult.

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