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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

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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.
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Quote:
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.

 

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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.
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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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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

post #39685 of 53344
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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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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post
 


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.

I tried to heat up the HDLP first, but when I warmed the leather, the shoes seemed to soak it in better (like a sponge) regardless of if the HDLP was in a liquid state.

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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

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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These are amazing. I need...

post #39688 of 53344
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

I tried to heat up the HDLP first, but when I warmed the leather, the shoes seemed to soak it in better (like a sponge) regardless of if the HDLP was in a liquid state.


My Long Branches are in need of another coat of HDLP pretty soon, so when I apply it, I will try that method and I'll report back. Thanks for the heads up.

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I put my HDLP on my coffee mate mug warmer until it is mostly liquid. Soaks in just fine even on cold boots. I'll hit them with a hair dryer for a little bit before setting them aside overnight. Buff them the next day and then good to go.
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@OptoDoc also posted his HDLP method which included letting the shoes bake in the sun (inside a garbage bag).. was quite interesting.

 

I will copy/paste since it was many threads back:

 

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Clean with saddle soap
Apply one coat HDLP with fingers
Place in black garbage bag to cook in the sun all day
Brush
Another coat HDLP/Garbage Bag Sauna
Brush
Wipe away excess HDLP
Apply one coat AE Chili Cream Polish to heel & toe of LBs
Brush
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