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Thanks. I have heard that obenhauf will darken the leather a good bit. I have already brushed them good and gave them a good bath with saddle soap. They almost look bleached now. I'm thinking they need a cost of cream polish and then a conditioner. Not real sure which should be applied first. Loki gotta say I'm loving the process. Very relaxing.
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Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post

Thanks. I have heard that obenhauf will darken the leather a good bit. I have already brushed them good and gave them a good bath with saddle soap. They almost look bleached now. I'm thinking they need a cost of cream polish and then a conditioner. Not real sure which should be applied first. Loki gotta say I'm loving the process. Very relaxing.

I would do obenauf oil, then LP, then polish last
post #7578 of 7742
Hey I don't have the obenhauf oil only the LP. I do have
Lwxol leather deep cleaner and leather conditioner
Bick 4 leather conditioner
Mink oil liquid
Polish in paste and cream from saphir

Any of this work? Will the Obenhauf LP darken the color of the boots?

Thanks a bunch
post #7579 of 7742
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Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post

Hey I don't have the obenhauf oil only the LP. I do have
Lwxol leather deep cleaner and leather conditioner
Bick 4 leather conditioner
Mink oil liquid
Polish in paste and cream from saphir

Any of this work? Will the Obenhauf LP darken the color of the boots?

Thanks a bunch

I didn't like Lexol on my 1Ks. You can try it on a small corner, it left a "sticky" finish on mine, not sure why since it's great on pretty much all other leather.

I use neatsfoot oil on my chromexcel boots and it works great. I'd imagine mink oil would be good too.

I'm not familiar with Bick 4 so can't comment.

Haven't used Saphir polishes, but Meltonian cream polishes also made my 1Ks sticky.
post #7580 of 7742
Thanks guys. It sounds an oil based conditioner is what i need use and then a polishing afterwards??
post #7581 of 7742
Hey is it possible the boots could be soooo dry after the saddle soap yesterday that they will need 2 applications of conditioning?? 20 minutes between ?
post #7582 of 7742
Ok. My first boot cleaning. Yay!!!
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post #7584 of 7742
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Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post

Hey is it possible the boots could be soooo dry after the saddle soap yesterday that they will need 2 applications of conditioning?? 20 minutes between ?

It seems that you have figured it out, but ...

That is pretty much what saddle soap does as it strips off the old polish and tends to dry out the leather. Applying multiple light coats of conditioner and letting it soak in for a time between the applications will help the leather greatly. I'd never use saddle soap on anything other than work boots and I haven't actually used it for for years.
post #7585 of 7742
Thanks, these are work boot and have not been cleaned in over 3 years but you are correct saddle soap stripped them of everything. It was interesting to watch it take place. They actually looked bleached out. Going forward on theses boots would they just need a light cleaning and cinditioned? They are still it as soft as I thought they would be. Saddle soap seemed to make them stiffer. I appreciate the advice
post #7586 of 7742
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Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post

Going forward on theses boots would they just need a light cleaning and cinditioned?

Pretty much that is all that is required, but just when needed as you don't want to over-condition the boots by applying too much and too often.

You can apply some polish after the conditioner has soaked in to cover scuffs and add something of a shine if required. If you are going to be wearing them in wet conditions that a waterproofer could also be applied once in a while
post #7587 of 7742
They will be worn often for long hours. I was thinking conditioning like in 4 months? Will the condition soak through the polish?
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Saw 2 pairs of Wolverine 1K Centennial Boots for $60 at Nordstrom Rack. Check your local Rack to see if you can find your size because these is a steal!
post #7589 of 7742

Great deal!!  I never find size 11's marked down like that......look for me.

post #7590 of 7742
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post



Saw 2 pairs of Wolverine 1K Centennial Boots for $60 at Nordstrom Rack. Check your local Rack to see if you can find your size because these is a steal!

How about a pix of the uppers.

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