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Don't use Meltonian, it contains silicones.
post #10892 of 19059
What do you guys recommend for reinvigorating dry alligator?
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What do you guys recommend for reinvigorating dry alligator?

 

Tossing it back out of the boat.

post #10894 of 19059
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Don't use Meltonian, it contains silicones.

 



Ah, did not know that. I wonder if the Red Wing boot cream I've got has silicone in it. Anybody know that one? Or suggestion for a better, non-silicone cream?

Don't know what to make of Bick 4's supposed (alleged?) <1% silicone as an emulsifying agent, but it seems like a minute quantity and people seem to love it...
post #10895 of 19059
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Don't use Meltonian, it contains silicones.


By Meltonian, do you mean the shoe cream or the polish?

post #10896 of 19059
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Don't use Meltonian, it contains silicones.

 



Ah, did not know that. I wonder if the Red Wing boot cream I've got has silicone in it. Anybody know that one? Or suggestion for a better, non-silicone cream?

Don't know what to make of Bick 4's supposed (alleged?) <1% silicone as an emulsifying agent, but it seems like a minute quantity and people seem to love it...

I think at that level is it insignificant. Meltonian's shine is based on it. FWIW, Saphir and Glen Karen, and Lexol doesn't contain silicone
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By Meltonian, do you mean the shoe cream or the polish?

Isn't it the same thing? I'd guess both.
post #10897 of 19059
DW, regarding the radius of the bottom of that boot, couldn't that just be from overpacking it with cork filler and not so much the shape of the last?
post #10898 of 19059
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Don't use Meltonian, it contains silicones.

 



Ah, did not know that. I wonder if the Red Wing boot cream I've got has silicone in it. Anybody know that one? Or suggestion for a better, non-silicone cream?

Don't know what to make of Bick 4's supposed (alleged?) <1% silicone as an emulsifying agent, but it seems like a minute quantity and people seem to love it...


Just FYI - Red Wing makes an all natural boot oil (it's not a cream though): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZU5BHE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003ZU5BHE&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20&linkId=CO7JKQQ454PGRJWZ

post #10899 of 19059
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Isn't it the same thing? I'd guess both.

 

my bad - hadn't used it in a while. I just googled meltonian and the polish/cream is the same thing it seems.

post #10900 of 19059
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DW, regarding the radius of the bottom of that boot, couldn't that just be from overpacking it with cork filler and not so much the shape of the last?

I hadn't thought of that...I suppose it could be. But cork is somewhat compressible...they'd have had to pack a whole lot of cork in there. I mean a whole lot. Thing is all modern manufactured lasts have bottom radius, so this kind of thing happens all the time, it's just not so noticeable.
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Don't know what to make of Bick 4's supposed (alleged?) <1% silicone as an emulsifying agent, but it seems like a minute quantity and people seem to love it...

I don't know how anyone finds out these things or if it's just urban legend. I called Bickmore direct and after introducing myself and telling them of my interest in using and recommending Bick4, still couldn't worm even the basic ingredients out of them, much less proportions.
post #10902 of 19059
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I don't know how anyone finds out these things or if it's just urban legend. I called Bickmore direct and after introducing myself and telling them of my interest in using and recommending Bick4, still couldn't worm even the basic ingredients out of them, much less proportions.

 



My thought is that at such a small percentage, I probably pick up more of way-nastier chemicals just walking through a parking lot.

What was the thing about Saphir, that it contains turpentine and that's not good for the leather? Something about that shooed me away from Reno. Wonder if that's the case with Saphir's cream too.
post #10903 of 19059
Reno doesn't contain turpentine, their polishes do however.
post #10904 of 19059
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Reno doesn't contain turpentine, their polishes do however.

 



Should that chase me away from using Saphir cream?
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Reno doesn't contain turpentine, their polishes do however.

I thought they did. Well, what's the solvent for Réno then?

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