Red Wing 9111 after using "Silicone Waterproofing"

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  1. easy_hk

    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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    Red Wing 9111, 48hrs after using "Silicone Waterproofing" became like this :

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    The original should like this:

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    anyone can help, how to get back to the original color/looking ?
     
  2. easy_hk

    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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    anyone used red wing "silicone waterproofing" before ? pls help
    thanks
     
  3. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    No use in me saying it now, but for the benefit of anyone else, there is a care instruction that says test it in a small area that cannot be noticed, e.g. the hidden part of the tongue.

    Since the damage has already been done, you just have to keep wearing it. It will be less noticeable with time.
     
  4. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    i am sure somewhere there is a boot distressed exactly like that with a hefitier price tag than what you paid. I would say rock the hell out of them. they don't look all that bad from the picture you posted, atleast not in my opinion.
     
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    somatoform Senior member

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    Did you not think of testing a small patch prior to submerging the whole boot in that shit?
     
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    RCG Tiburon Senior member

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    i am sure somewhere there is a boot distressed exactly like that with a hefitier price tag than what you paid. I would say rock the hell out of them. they don't look all that bad from the picture you posted, atleast not in my opinion.

    +1
     
  7. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    i am sure somewhere there is a boot distressed exactly like that with a hefitier price tag than what you paid. I would say rock the hell out of them. they don't look all that bad from the picture you posted, atleast not in my opinion.

    I'd have to see a picture of the whole boot, but I agree with this poster. They seem to have developed a patina that, to me, resembles finished wood. Also, sometimes cool is confidently rocking the shit out of something a bit idiosyncratic.
     
  8. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

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    You have created the next Red Wing x (insert name of boutique) boot, selling in limited quantities for $650 a pair.
     
  9. wagthesam

    wagthesam Senior member

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    Post a fit pic, those results look sick@!
     
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    Razele Senior member

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    Hahaha
     
  11. easy_hk

    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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    any way to make it back to "normal" ?
     
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    I agree... those look pretty bad ass!

    Unless you did that for someone else and theyre upset, i say rock the hell outta them!
     
  13. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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    I would try some Obenauf's or Pecard's leather conditioner. But you may be stuck with it. I believe silicone sprays can dissolve some of the natural oils in oil tanned leather. That's why I'd try to replace them with a conditioner and see if that helps.
     
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    obiter dictum Senior member

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    Brown shoe polish should cover it up, but it won't restore the original color.
     
  15. axe

    axe Senior member

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    Keep wearing them, the silicone will wear off soon enough.

    TBH, it doesn't look all that different from the original.
     

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