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The reason for using a wire brush on a leather boot or shoe when there are so many better alernatives escapes me but personally I would highly discourage it
post #5762 of 10590
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

For newcomers here . . .

Roger Huard, Wolverine’s Vice President of Product Development, demonstrates how to care for your 1000 Mile boots:




As the video shows, Roger prefers to:
 
a)  Use Wire brush around the welt
 
b)  Remove laces
 
c)  Use his bare hands to apply conditioner
 
d)  Apply conditioner to portion of sole where it is worn.

I have 2 pairs of 1k mile boots and the last thing I'd be doing is putting anything on the soles if you ever walk on remotely slick surfaces. They're dangerous enough as is. Weird soapiness to the leather which makes them particularly slippy. They also wear spectacularly fast.
When did you stop being a newcomer here DC?
post #5763 of 10590
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

The reason for using a wire brush on a leather boot or shoe when there are so many better alernatives escapes me but personally I would highly discourage it

 

Really depends on the softness/grid of the wire brush, but used tooth brush is a better option IMO, for getting rid of built up dirt stuck on the welt and some corners.

post #5764 of 10590
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Really depends on the softness/grid of the wire brush, but used tooth brush is a better option IMO, for getting rid of built up dirt stuck on the welt and some corners.
I would think the reasons for not recommending a wire brush to clean leather would be obvious considering the mechanical aptitude of the average joe
post #5765 of 10590
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post


I have 2 pairs of 1k mile boots and the last thing I'd be doing is putting anything on the soles if you ever walk on remotely slick surfaces. They're dangerous enough as is. Weird soapiness to the leather which makes them particularly slippy. They also wear spectacularly fast.
When did you stop being a newcomer here DC?

 totally agree!! i dont think putting conditioner at the soles will help them extend their life!! specially something like renovateur witch is formulated to soften the leather!! the only reason putting conditioner on soles is when you havent wore them for really long time or if they get really wet to bring back the balance of the oils inthem! if you put conditioner every time you polish your shoes on the soles and then you put them on and go out they ll  wear faster!!

 

personally i use once heated wax per life time of the shoe just to make soles someking of more water resistand and harden the surface!!but for the first wear is like dancing on ice!!

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

 

Really depends on the softness/grid of the wire brush, but used tooth brush is a better option IMO, for getting rid of built up dirt stuck on the welt and some corners.

i think too tooth brush or some bristl  brush is what u need to get rid of the dust at the welt!!

post #5766 of 10590
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post


When did you stop being a newcomer here DC?

I really don't know who DC is trying to impress in these forums. He's stooped so low on so many occasions that there is no way that he can build up any credibility.

On a personal note, I wish I had discovered this forum 15 years ago ... then I would have realized that a moist cloth wipe followed by Kiwi polish is insufficient to prevent the surface of calf from cracking.
post #5767 of 10590
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I would think the reasons for not recommending a wire brush to clean leather would be obvious considering the mechanical aptitude of the average joe

I agree 100%. One slip up and that wire brush will make a mess of that aniline/pull up chromexcel.
post #5768 of 10590
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I agree 100%. One slip up and that wire brush will make a mess of that aniline/pull up chromexcel.

Would chew the welt up pretty good too I'd imagine
post #5769 of 10590

Does anyone have experience of Boot Black cream or polish? Boot Black is produced in Japan by The Columbus Co Ltd. It is available in various colours , although not, at least in the UK, in black!

post #5770 of 10590
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Does anyone have experience of Boot Black cream or polish? Boot Black is produced in Japan by The Columbus Co Ltd. It is available in various colours , although not, at least in the UK, in black!

 

I have a dark brown cream.

I think it is excellent, probably on a par with Saphir (although I am by no means an expert). Quite expensive too, I remember.

post #5771 of 10590
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Does anyone have experience of Boot Black cream or polish? Boot Black is produced in Japan by The Columbus Co Ltd. It is available in various colours , although not, at least in the UK, in black!

i think boot black is too overpriced!!

post #5772 of 10590
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

i think boot black is too overpriced!!

Its on sale at Afpos at less than £5 a tin
post #5773 of 10590

Yes, it is very reasonably priced on AFPOS, Ozzy and that's why I was asking about it. . By coincidence, it was the dark brown that I was looking for.  I think I will buy a jar now. Thanks for your comments. 

post #5774 of 10590
If I needed any product atm I'd be giving it a try. I assume its turpentine free then Munky?
post #5775 of 10590

I'm not sure about the turpentine, Ozzy. I will report back when I have got it.  It doesn't say anything about turps it in the FPOS description (while it does in the Saphir descriptions). I see that the Boot Black wax is a discontinued line but not the cream. 

 

When the weather is OK, here, I can use turpentine products outside. In the winter I will rely on Callonil and Woly products. That being the case, it looks like I will be using the latter products more often than not!

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