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Obenauf's LP: It works

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

  1. goldenbraid

    goldenbraid Well-Known Member

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    Just used some Obernaufs on my russell mocassins. Used to use pecard's leather dressing which was good but I like the finish of Obernauf's better. I used a hair dryer to help the shoes absorb it. Several light coats are the way to go. Not too much in one application or they will end up attracting dirt.
     
  2. kbuzz

    kbuzz Well-Known Member

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    Anyone used the LP on dress shoes. Consensus here seems to be to use the oil on dress shoes but i have the LP and a pair of AE beaters id like to treat.

    In other words, will the LP cause damage to dress shoes?
     
  3. demonito

    demonito Member

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    you dont use obenaufs on dry tanned leather, suede ( unless you wanna dub them) the likes

    use it only on oiled leather or chromexcel leather

    and you only use obenaufs with dried out leather not with barely new leather
     
  4. halberdklown

    halberdklown Well-Known Member

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    I was given a bottle of Pecards and was wondering how it compares to obernaufs?
     
  5. bye4now122

    bye4now122 Well-Known Member

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  6. bye4now122

    bye4now122 Well-Known Member

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    Just used some Obernaufs on my russell mocassins. Used to use pecard's leather dressing which was good but I like the finish of Obernauf's better. I used a hair dryer to help the shoes absorb it. Several light coats are the way to go. Not too much in one application or they will end up attracting dirt.

    I was given a bottle of Pecards and was wondering how it compares to obernaufs?

    ...
     
  7. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know's what will happen if I apply this shit on wheat colored boots similar to these:

    [​IMG]

    I should add that mine are really old and faded.
     
  8. werdswerf

    werdswerf Well-Known Member

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    If that's nubuck or suede (can't quite tell from the pic), I wouldn't recommend obenaufs.
     
  9. roundheadlights

    roundheadlights Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know's what will happen if I apply this shit on wheat colored boots similar to these:

    [​IMG]

    I should add that mine are really old and faded.


    Might help you light them on fire...
     
  10. raven37457

    raven37457 Well-Known Member

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    I am currently using Mink oil for my black leather 1000 Miles and TBC Tackhead boots. Are there any drawbacks with using mink oil instead of Obenaufs? Has anyone compared the two? Thanks.
     
  11. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Well-Known Member

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    I am currently using Mink oil for my black leather 1000 Miles and TBC Tackhead boots. Are there any drawbacks with using mink oil instead of Obenaufs? Has anyone compared the two? Thanks.

    According to Russell Moccasin, you should actually avoid using mink oil. I've also read elsewhere that mink oil softens leather by breaking down its fibers, not by conditioning them.
     
  12. darkbat

    darkbat Well-Known Member

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    how does this compare to the montana pitch blend?
     
  13. brewmeister

    brewmeister Active Member

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    I have a pair of Chippewa work boots that could use some TLC. Picked up some Obenauf's and here is the result on one of the boots after the first application.

    Pardon the crummy photos--

    [​IMG]

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. entrero

    entrero Well-Known Member

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    According to Russell Moccasin, you should actually avoid using mink oil. I've also read elsewhere that mink oil softens leather by breaking down its fibers, not by conditioning them.

    False. According to most leather experts out there and also Lexol, mink oil does not damage leather. It's a best/decent/good conditioner depends on whom you ask
     
  15. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Well-Known Member

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    False. According to most leather experts out there and also Lexol, mink oil does not damage leather. It's a best/decent/good conditioner depends on whom you ask

    I actually own a bottle of mink oil, but since I've heard mixed reviews about it from sources I feel are reliable, and since I've never heard any source that I feel is reliable say that Obenauf's can harm leather, I'm going to stick with the LP.
     
  16. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Well-Known Member

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    I am currently using Mink oil for my black leather 1000 Miles and TBC Tackhead boots. Are there any drawbacks with using mink oil instead of Obenaufs? Has anyone compared the two? Thanks.

    If you apply too much, mink oil has a tendency to flake especially at the creases. I don't know if this happens with Obenaufs.

    I've used mink oil on everything from my Indy boots to my Schlesinger briefcase to my baseball glove. There have been no problems.
     
  17. srendam

    srendam Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys is it okay to use this on my Doc martens?
     
  18. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, so this stuff is great. I got it in the mail today and decided to do some work on a pair of boots I unearthed from my closet. They're some Barney's house brand boots I got on eBay a few years ago. These things were all moldy, caked in mud, scuffed, and faded. They've been through two Kentucky Derby infields.

    Before:

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    After scrubbing with saddle soap, letting them dry, a thick coat of Obenauf's LP, 15 minutes in a warm oven, and a coat of Meltonian shoe cream:

    [​IMG]

    The first picture does not really do justice to how beat up and faded they were. They were only a little bit darker than the finish on those laces.
     
  19. poly800rock

    poly800rock Well-Known Member

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    anyone try the LP on 405's to darken out the red tone a bit?

    i only use this to "shine" my aldens. it works great as I don't take care of my shoes.
     
  20. steve-b

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    hi there. I ve found this ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.de/RED-WING-BOOTS-12...item35ae57d71f Is it possible to achieve this shiny finish with Kiwi on top of obenauf using water polishing on my RW 875? Or is this a bad idea, because it would reduce the effect of obenauf or something else? Or what else I can do to achieve this finish shown above?
     

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