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post #1861 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Pattern View Post

It seems as though there's a lot of positive thoughts towards Obenauf's products.  I'd like to use products to ensure the leather doesn't dry and isn't damaged from rain/snow/salt.  Would Obenauf's LP take care of these things in a single product?

Some will say yes and some will say that you also need the boot oil.

The way that I read the obenauf website is that you should be OK with just using LP as it plays the same roles as the oil - protects, preserves and restores. The boot oil may be easier to apply and can be used for touch ups between application of the LP.
post #1862 of 1864
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Originally Posted by dukerules View Post
 

Obenauf's LP is a great product, and will keep your leather conditioned and weather-resistant.  I use it on all my RWs, including my GTs.

 

I'm partial to the Superfeet insoles in my RW boots.  Relatively inexpensive, do the job as far as comfort goes, and are long-wearing.  I'm use the green Superfeet insoles.

 

Okay I'll look into Superfeet - thanks for the reco.  Any insight into how these compare with others?

 

I'd assume that some insoles are corrective in nature, and that's not really what I'd be looking for.  Any tips on sizing relative to the Beckmans?  My RW's are size 7D.

 

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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


Some will say yes and some will say that you also need the boot oil.

The way that I read the obenauf website is that you should be OK with just using LP as it plays the same roles as the oil - protects, preserves and restores. The boot oil may be easier to apply and can be used for touch ups between application of the LP.

 

Thanks for the reply.  Is the boot oil a lighter version of the LP with similar properties?  Would it still offer protection from water/salt?  Do they both soften the leather equally?

post #1863 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Pattern View Post

Thanks for the reply.  Is the boot oil a lighter version of the LP with similar properties?  Would it still offer protection from water/salt?  Do they both soften the leather equally?

The properties of the two are given on the obenaufs website:

http://www.obenaufs.com/leather-oil/leather-oil-1
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Restores dried leather.

Repels water.

Ideal for “breaking-in” new boots.

Resists cracking and dry rot.

Applies easily with the lambs wool applicator or clean cloth.

Penetrates deeply into leather.

Can be buffed to shine or polished over.

Excellent for touch-ups between applications of Heavy Duty LP.

Contains no harmful silicones, petroleum, solvents or paraffin.

Restores sun-faded leather.

http://www.obenaufs.com/heavy-duty-lp/heavy-duty-lp-8-oz
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Repels water better and longer.

Repels acids, petroleum, salt, and chemicals.

Restores dried leather.

Prevents dry rot.

Resists mold, mildew, and bacteria.

Resists premature cracking in flex areas.

Odorless after applied (will not spook game).

Restores sun-faded leather.

Resists scuffing, abrasion, and stitch tear.

Penetrates deeply into leather.

Contains no harmful silicones, petroleum, solvents, or paraffin.

Reading the above does seem to indicate that the oil is a lighter version of the LP.

Only the LP is mentioned as repelling salt.

The oil IMHO could potentially soften the leather more as it is more easily absorbed, but if you run that risk if you overtreat with just about anything, including coconut oil.
post #1864 of 1864

I have a pair of 9016's and 9014's both in 10.5D.  I usually wear a 9.5-10 and have E width feet and add a Superfeet blue insole for light cushioning.  Great boots and the leather is luxurious.

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