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Obenauf's LP: It works

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by videocrew, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. videocrew

    videocrew Well-Known Member

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    So I have an old pair of Clark's Wallabees that had seen better days. They were pretty stained, dried out, and discolored. I washed them Lexol, then some saddle soap. Then I rinsed all that in warm water. Below, the results of applying Obenauf's to one of the pair (one coat so far).

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    Very cool stuff. I'm going to leave them in my trunk for a day or two to let the heat really soak the wax into the leather. Then I'll do another coat with my wife's hairdryer. Should make exceptional walking-the-dog shoes this fall.
     
  2. bye4now122

    bye4now122 Well-Known Member

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    jesus man those wallabees look fantastic
     
  3. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    wow great job man.

    anyone know where i can get obenaufs in DC metro area?
     
  4. erbs

    erbs Well-Known Member

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    Just buy it from the Obenauf's website.
     
  5. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    yeah id idnt want to wait for it to ship cuz i kinda need it now for my tanner belt. worst case scenario i will but i was hoping had it at a brick and mortar store
     
  6. Chip

    Chip Well-Known Member

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    Red wings stores for sure, I was just there last week, and probably most other workboot stores.
     
  7. MiniW

    MiniW Well-Known Member

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    I recall they only sell products through the web.
     
  8. poly800rock

    poly800rock Well-Known Member

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    i have the SAME wallabies, will post pics soon
     
  9. MonkeyFresh

    MonkeyFresh Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous [​IMG]
    I've always sworn by Obenauf's, both the LP and Leather oil
    Those came out beautiful though, might hafta scout out a pair of old wallabees and try it out myself haha
     
  10. bye4now122

    bye4now122 Well-Known Member

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    hboogz Well-Known Member

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    is it recommended to use sno-seal on top of Obenauf's ? or just stick to one or the other ?
     
  12. videocrew

    videocrew Well-Known Member

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    Are those beeswax?
    Yes
     
  13. changed

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    is it recommended to use sno-seal on top of Obenauf's ? or just stick to one or the other ?

    Obenaufs sells this waterproof spray that I like.

    I treated my pair of Katahdin LL Bean boots w/ the LP and water-proofer and they look great.

    I also use the LP to treat my Brooks B17 bike saddle [​IMG]
     
  14. amnesiac

    amnesiac Well-Known Member

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    is it recommended to use sno-seal on top of Obenauf's ? or just stick to one or the other ?

    I've always used sno-seal but been curious about Obenauf's. I don't know how much obenauf's waterproofs or if it's just resistant. Sno-seal is pretty much water-wicking waterproofness. If my boots get wet it's because the water seeped in through the stitched seams and that takes a while.

    Russel Moccasin company swears by obenauf's and makes a passing statement about how sno-seal and other products like it clog the pores. Sno-seal claims that it doesn't stop breathability, but who really knows?

    There are people who've been using both sno-seal and obenauf's for years with no problems so i'd see no problem with topping off the obenauf's with sno-seal or using a different conditioner and then sno-seal or just sno-seal.
     
  15. Caveat

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    I want to darken a natural leather belt I just got. What is the process? Will obenaufs do the trick (and put it in the sun afterwards?) or do I need some other product?
     
  16. mrtophat

    mrtophat Well-Known Member

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    Obenauf's will darken leather a fair bit. it will lighten a little with time, though.
     
  17. landho

    landho Well-Known Member

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    Where can I buy Obenauf's in Manhattan? (Would prefer to pick up in person rather than order through the mail.)
     
  18. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    hey so i got obeanufs and put it on all my leather items and its great ...

    however a little of the LP got on some fabric. its not a huge deal but i was wondering if there was a simple wya to remove it
     
  19. ppolischuk

    ppolischuk New Member

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    hey so i got obeanufs and put it on all my leather items and its great ...

    however a little of the LP got on some fabric. its not a huge deal but i was wondering if there was a simple wya to remove it

    Did you have any luck finding Obenaufs locally in DC or did you end up ordering some?
     
  20. Get Smart

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    I never used Obenaufs but Dr Marten "wonder balsam" is basically the same product and easily to get on zappos or dmusastore.com
     

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