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post #406 of 776
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Originally Posted by Islander View Post

My first post on this forum was a question about these boots when they were brand new. Years later they have been relegated to my rain/slush/shovel-the-driveway boots, but I still love 'em.

Those look awesome dude, but the toe box seems flatter than my pair?

post #407 of 776

Beautiful

post #408 of 776

8115 in copper "rough and tough" out of the box with Obenauf's oil and Heavy Duty LP:

1000

 

 

Next to Wolverine 1K:

1000

 

After a couple of days of wear:

 

1000

 

1000

post #409 of 776
Curious how those'll age. Out of the box, they barely look different from amber harness, but they'll probably lighten up.

Did you put Obenauf's LP and boot oil on them in those pictures?
post #410 of 776
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Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post

Curious how those'll age. Out of the box, they barely look different from amber harness, but they'll probably lighten up.
Did you put Obenauf's LP and boot oil on them in those pictures?

Yeah they were quite a bit lighter when I first pulled them out of the box and looked a little dry so I oiled them and LP'd them for the winter. The more I wear them the lighter they get, I like the color of them a lot. I didn't want to get the amber harness because of its close color similarity to the 1K's.

post #411 of 776
Not like anyone is asking, but for those lurking to find about sizing information, I wanted to share that while the Beckman 9.5 D was too tight on my feet, the Iron Ranger 9.5 EE is a perfect fit.
post #412 of 776

It's probably been covered before but how does mink oil or their red wings boot oil compare to obenauf oil or lp?

 

Just picked up a pair of 3141 chukkas and not sure what to put on it before wearing it. So confused after reading for hours.

post #413 of 776

You can also use Obenauf's LP, but it's a heavy wax based compound, so keep that in mind. Done.
post #414 of 776
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Originally Posted by cfrp View Post

It's probably been covered before but how does mink oil or their red wings boot oil compare to obenauf oil or lp?

Just picked up a pair of 3141 chukkas and not sure what to put on it before wearing it. So confused after reading for hours.

Mink oil is an animal fat which over time can rot your leather, and you want to stay away from products with chemicals and silicone in them because they can break down stitching. I prefer obenaufs LP, it's a less harsh substitute for snoseal and is less waxy. Make sure to heat up the boot with a blow dryer before putting obenaufs on and apply the LP by hand.
post #415 of 776
And Put boot oil on before the LP
post #416 of 776
Use heat after you apply LP, not before. Using a dryer on a dry boot is just going to, well, dry it out.
post #417 of 776
You put the boot oil on first, and then you blow dry, and then you LP, and then you blow dry, and then you wipe off excess with a rag, and then you brush with a horsehair brush, and then your done. It opens the pores to let the LP sink in.
post #418 of 776
And he said "before wearing" which means they shouldn't be too dry in the first place.
post #419 of 776

Any reason I have to use the boot oil? I read it darkens the leather a decent amount where as the LP doesn't. 

 

I was thinking to just use the LP? Thoughts?

post #420 of 776
Boot oil really conditions the leather, while LP is mostly a protectant from water and salt/sweat, and It preserves the leather, but will still condition the leather a little as well.
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