Obenauf's LP: It works

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  1. phaseshift

    phaseshift Senior member

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    I would say that the oil darkens leather more. The difference is that the oil is an oil, and the LP is a harder paste that is mostly beeswax.

    I find that the LP is good for slightly softening leather, but mostly protecting it, whereas the oil penetrates deeper and softens it up more.


    awesome I put a light coat of Obenauf's Oil today, they are currently sitting in the closet in the shade, hope to be able to start wearing them in tomorrow.

    I applied at like 5pm you guys think its okay to start wearing the boots in the afternoon?
     
  2. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    I've a Jack George's briefcase that I love, however, one side of the briefcase has some water spots. If I apply Obenauf's, do you think it will get rid of the spots?
     
  3. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    awesome I put a light coat of Obenauf's Oil today, they are currently sitting in the closet in the shade, hope to be able to start wearing them in tomorrow.

    I applied at like 5pm you guys think its okay to start wearing the boots in the afternoon?


    Shouldn't be a problem at all.
     
  4. themaskedcorndog

    themaskedcorndog Senior member

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    i apply it while wearing the boots and then continue wearing them. not a problem
     
  5. Franky

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    Best way to shine some nice chromexcel after applying three coats of obenaufs LP?

    Wolverine 1000s by the way.
     
  6. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Obenaufs or shine: pick 1. You can buff the Obenaufs with a cloth but you're not going to get a shine on these.
     
  7. Franky

    Franky Active Member

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    Sounds good, once applied does it need to be buffed or just letting it soak in ok?
     
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    hboogz Senior member

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    Sounds good, once applied does it need to be buffed or just letting it soak in ok?

    apply Obenauf's, let it soak..wait a few days and then shine/buff
     
  9. arced

    arced Senior member

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    Does anyone know whether Pecard's will darken the leather less that Obenauf's? Also, Obenauf's is more for work boots (heavy duty uses) and the Pecard's for everyday use, right? I'm debating between the two. For reference, I have heavily scuffed Red Wing GT's and just picked up a pair of Alden Indy boots (but I don't want to darken them too much).
     
  10. irbe

    irbe Senior member

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    I used the Heavy Duty stuff on my Obensauf Alden Indy Chromo, I didn't notice any darkening. I'm still looking for a leather conditioner to use to protect the below:

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    Kinda of like a rubbery leather. Wrote to the quoddy people they said to use something without silcone. Anybody can recommend a brand they have used on tan leather shoes that does not darken?
     
  11. delakingois

    delakingois Senior member

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    Should I apply the LP to the sole? Also, I've read that I could use a hairdryer as a heatsource, but what am I supposed to heat? Apply it and then warm it up?
     
  12. Omega Man

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    You can if you want to apply on the sole. Don't think it is necessary. Use the blow dryer to heat up the leather to "open up" its pore. It is supposed to make it absorb much better and faster.
     
  13. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    It's as necessary as washing tire treads
     
  14. commodorewheeler

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    Should I apply the LP to the sole?

    Unless you will be constantly cleaning the sole after use and reapplying the LP, it's probably a waste of time.
     
  15. mikeeeey

    mikeeeey Well-Known Member

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    my obenauf LP is slightly light olive green in color, as oppose to what i see online which mostly are light yellow.

    emailed them about this and they say its due to the natural ingredients... so that means there's no "expiry date" for their products since they didn't state any?
     

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