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post #2236 of 6537
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Originally Posted by JVD521 View Post

Was all set to order the Obenauf's but then I read BrianMendoza's posts on the Gentleman Travelers thread.  Am thinking about going his route of using the Red Wing Conditioner and Venetian Shoe Cream since these aren't going to be abused.  Still pondering....

 

Chromexcel W1K's will never polish up like RW GT's/Beckmans, so abuse or not is a moot point. I would adhere to the Crane Method.

post #2237 of 6537
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


I'm trying to figure it out. It's not in the ordering system. The only thing I come up with is the care kit in the fancy leather and waxed cotton banker's bag. While we are on this subject it appears to me that the care products are Montana PB products bottled under license. Many people use their products with great success.
That's easy, Lexol cleaner, Filson boot oil and Snoseal. Another option is Obenauf's cleaner, oil and LP.
So it looks like an opportunity is arising for me. Perhaps I should put together a care kit with instructions in a tin or wood box and sell it. Now all I need is a name for the kit.

 

 

for the obenauf's stuff, isn't the oil and LP pretty much the same things? just that the LP is more, i guess, heavier?

post #2238 of 6537
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post


for the obenauf's stuff, isn't the oil and LP pretty much the same things? just that the LP is more, i guess, heavier?

Oil, even though it may have some waterproofing qualities, is mainly used to keep the leather nourished. The heavier stuff is more for waterproofing. You'll use the oil more than the proofing compound.
post #2239 of 6537
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Originally Posted by mg2380 View Post

Are the two blemishes on the left boot anything to be concerned about? Will a good coating of Montana Pitch Blend help cover them up? I wasn't expecting 100% perfection by any means... But then again, these boots aren't cheap. Your thoughts?



They look fine to me. Walking with your boot for a few hours outdoor will get blemishes worse than this. A little bit of oil/wax plus a few brushes and you won't notice them.
post #2240 of 6537
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Originally Posted by Remeny View Post


Does that give a bit more traction?  Also, which Topy did you get?

Better traction and you don't wear down the leather outsole. Much cheaper to replace a topy than to have a boot reconstructed. I went Vibram. Always Vibram.
post #2241 of 6537
Those are scuffs and not blemishes. Below is what one of my boots looks like right now. I have shown over the years that I can take these boots when they look like this rough, clean them up and go out to dinner with boots that you would never have guessed looked like this an hour earlier. Search my posts and you'll know how to do it.

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Is Bick 4 Leather Conditioner a good substitute for obenauf?

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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

They look fine to me. Walking with your boot for a few hours outdoor will get blemishes worse than this. A little bit of oil/wax plus a few brushes and you won't notice them.

+1. Nothing to worry about
post #2244 of 6537

Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll see what a coating of oil & protectant will do. I was thinking about using neetsfoot oil & Montana Pitch Blend (since I already own both). I'm still a bit bummed they came out of the box with those marks... But I digress, nothing in life is perfect. I'm still happy to own such a great pair of boots. biggrin.gif

post #2245 of 6537
^ Dude those are nothing. I get not wanting to beat the fuck out of your boots. But some "smaller" nicks and blemishes will just add character and help the boots patina real well. Remember these aren’t some dandy ass Edward Green boots or something. Wear'em like you enjoy them!
post #2246 of 6537
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Originally Posted by Spencer View Post

^ Dude those are nothing. I get not wanting to beat the fuck out of your boots. But some "smaller" nicks and blemishes will just add character and help the boots patina real well. Remember these aren’t some dandy ass Edward Green boots or something. Wear'em like you enjoy them!

Ha ha! Will do! 

post #2247 of 6537

thanks

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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


Cobbler.

I appreciate it  thanks

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I also want to reiterate that I didn't scuff my boots. They came from Wolverine that way. That's the only reason I was questioning things. Anywho, I just dropped them off to get half soles put on (Vibram Raptor). I figured with Colorado winters, it was a smart move.
post #2250 of 6537
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Originally Posted by mg2380 View Post

I also want to reiterate that I didn't scuff my boots. They came from Wolverine that way. That's the only reason I was questioning things. Anywho, I just dropped them off to get half soles put on (Vibram Raptor). I figured with Colorado winters, it was a smart move.

They can get minor scuffs from bouncing around inside the box while in the hands of your favorite carrier.

Raptor half soles. Yep, really good in the slick white stuff and just about anything else for that matter. I match the half sole up with a lugged heel plate. The combo works really good for me and what I do.
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