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post #3406 of 6773
I thought the boots oil darkens chromexcel alot more than the heavy duty obenauf LP. This is from my experience with a CXL wallet.
post #3407 of 6773
Boot oil darkens it a bit but then as it dries it lightens back up. My boots after 8 months of daily wear and no treatments,



My tobacco SB satchel a few days after oiling and another rainstorm.



Both types of leather darken over time with nothing more than exposure to the elements. There isn't a thing you're going to do about it.
post #3408 of 6773
I dun have any boot oil, only Obenauf LP. I am thinking the extra virgin coconut oil in my kitchen pantry will do the same job. Once i get my wolverine, i will get down to it.
post #3409 of 6773
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Originally Posted by striker View Post

I thought the boots oil darkens chromexcel alot more than the heavy duty obenauf LP. This is from my experience with a CXL wallet.

I would not use heavy amounts of boot oil on CXL.
Really impregnating it with oil serves no purpose, changes the color and takes away from the pull-up effect.
I use a light coat of sapphir reno or obeanufs on my boots maybe once a year.
But only the lightest of applications is sufficient.
post #3410 of 6773
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Crane is right. You never know how long the boots had been sitting in the warehouse before it was shipped to you, or how many months/years the leather was piled up at a corner before made into boots.

Just apply a coat of boots oil and let the oil air dry for a day before wearing. Heavy duty LP is not necessary unless you know you are going to wear the boots in a snow storm 7 days straight or you want to go swimming with them. And heavy duty LP darkens the boots considerably and not everyone likes the color change.


any specific brand of boots oil that'll generally do the job?  I plan to wear them infrequently and not in the tough weather.

 

thanks

post #3411 of 6773
obenauf or filson. This question is asked at least once every two or three pages in this thread.
post #3412 of 6773
Just wondering if anyone can shed light on a size comparison between alden boots on the trubalance last, and the 1k miles. Which fits wider, and longer if both were a D width? I'm in a position of considering purchasing either option and unable to try a pair with my unfortunately large feet.
post #3413 of 6773
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

I would not use heavy amounts of boot oil on CXL.
Really impregnating it with oil serves no purpose, changes the color and takes away from the pull-up effect.
I use a light coat of sapphir reno or obeanufs on my boots maybe once a year.
But only the lightest of applications is sufficient.

That's sufficient if you're using your boots as dress boots, just wearing them around the city and not exposing them to elements. If they're really getting mud, water and salt in them, light conditioning isn't going to keep them healthy.
post #3414 of 6773
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Originally Posted by striker View Post

I dun have any boot oil, only Obenauf LP. I am thinking the extra virgin coconut oil in my kitchen pantry will do the same job. Once i get my wolverine, i will get down to it.

That's not very smart at all. You use a product specifically designed for a purpose. Would you change the oil in your car and use coconut oil instead of motor oil because you don't have any?

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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

That's sufficient if you're using your boots as dress boots, just wearing them around the city and not exposing them to elements. If they're really getting mud, water and salt in them, light conditioning isn't going to keep them healthy.

This is correct. You condition and maintain according to your specific use. If I just applied a light coat of oil once a year my brown 1Ks would be long dead and buried.
post #3415 of 6773
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


That's not very smart at all. You use a product specifically designed for a purpose. Would you change the oil in your car and use coconut oil instead of motor oil because you don't have any?
This is correct. You condition and maintain according to your specific use. If I just applied a light coat of oil once a year my brown 1Ks would be long dead and buried.

I agree with applying oil asap, I was telling the previous fellow that the tan color once oiled will probably not be seen again. If I had not read and seen pictures of your boots Crane, I would have been lost. Your wealth of knowledge posted on this thread is invaluable to owning a pair of 1k. I know when my boots are thirsty and I know how they should be cleaned thanks to you, so Cheers! 

 

I would venture to say, based on my experiences, that everyday use in city heat and snow (salt, slush, puddles, mud) and rain everyday requires an application of Obenauf's Boot Oil at least every 3 months, but sooner if mud and dirt has taken it's toll on them. I've put my boots through far less extremes than Crane has of course, but they've been though some s$%t. 

 

In addition, I LOVE the smell of Obenauf's Boot oil soaked into the leather, as well as the LP. The boots have a beautiful rich orange-brown color when the oils set in fully after a few days. I left mine outside and let the sun work it's magic yesterday. 

post #3416 of 6773
Yeah, that's one of the beautiful things about light tan or natural full grain leather. It begins to age, start changing color and develops a rather dramatic patina from pretty much day one. After a few years the light tans darken up and you end up with something that has that well aged golden brown marbled look which tells many stories. I have a 30 year old natural leather belt case for a field notebook/compass sitting on my kitchen table that I oiled up a week ago. It's been through a lot of adventures and it's now a medium brown color with black marbling. There's nothing like well maintained and aged leather. It just gets better over time.
post #3417 of 6773

What should I apply to my new rust 1000 miles?

post #3418 of 6773
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Originally Posted by aspasp View Post

What should I apply to my new rust 1000 miles?

Gee, dunno. Scroll up.
post #3419 of 6773
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Originally Posted by aspasp View Post

What should I apply to my new rust 1000 miles?


I'll try to answer since I was the jerk who asked recently.

 

If you're planning for light use - simple coat of boots oil (obenauf or filson brand)

If you're planning heavy use - heavy duty LP (leather preservative, obeanuf or filson brand)

 

I hope I'm right though, ha

post #3420 of 6773
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Originally Posted by aspasp View Post

What should I apply to my new rust 1000 miles?

LEXOL
i bought this mainly for my car leather seat and it also works great with all my leather goods.

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