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Obenauf's LP: It works

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

  1. videocrew

    videocrew Senior 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.
     


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    bye4now122 Senior member

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  3. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    wow great job man.

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


  4. erbs

    erbs Senior member

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    Just buy it from the Obenauf's website.
     


  5. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior 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
     


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    Chip Senior 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 Senior member

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    I recall they only sell products through the web.
     


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    poly800rock Senior member

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    i have the SAME wallabies, will post pics soon
     


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    MonkeyFresh Senior 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
     


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


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    videocrew Senior member

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    Are those beeswax?
    Yes
     


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    changed Senior 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 ?

    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]
     


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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.
     


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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?
     


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