Red Wing 9111 after using "Silicone Waterproofing"

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  1. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    This thread is just another example of silicone ruining something that was perfectly fine to begin with. [​IMG]
     


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    hboogz Senior member

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    This thread is just another example of silicone ruining something that was perfectly fine to begin with.
    [​IMG]


    Now that is a great visual analogy.
     


  3. easy_hk

    easy_hk Well-Known 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.


    yes, compare my pic (before and after) , found that just diff style instead of diff color [​IMG]
     


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    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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    anyone knows the reason to cause that ? apply to much silicone ? or the way of application ?s
     


  5. axlpendergast

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    why does it look like that? very simple. the silicone stuff you sprayed on there is primarily used for suede leather. the leather on your Redwings was oil-tanned (chrome tanned + oil treatment/finish) and the primary way of water proofing oil-tanned leather is with an oil based product.

    the streaks are there because the silicone isn't getting absorbed.
     


  6. easy_hk

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    why does it look like that? very simple. the silicone stuff you sprayed on there is primarily used for suede leather. the leather on your Redwings was oil-tanned (chrome tanned + oil treatment/finish) and the primary way of water proofing oil-tanned leather is with an oil based product.

    the streaks are there because the silicone isn't getting absorbed.


    according to the instuction come with the boot, silicone stuff can use for oil-tanned leather. and if u tried oli based (like mink oil) on the 9111 u will know how bad is the look (very dark color and very oil...)
     


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  8. HEWSINATOR

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    ^I think you maywant to read that again. That says to use silicone based products on dry tanned, not oil tanned.
     


  9. easy_hk

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    ^I think you maywant to read that again. That says to use silicone based products on dry tanned, not oil tanned.

    rw9111 is oil-tanned or dry-tanned ?
     


  10. Curious_George

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    Pretty sure it's oil (I have the 1907s, same leather, I use oil based products and they work fine).
     


  11. easy_hk

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    Pretty sure it's oil (I have the 1907s, same leather, I use oil based products and they work fine).

    which red wing is dry-tanned ?
     


  12. axlpendergast

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    split leather, or suede, are dry-tanned...i don't know what Red Wing have that's in suede. anyway back to your boots... - they definitely aren't suede - i'm 99.9% sure they are oil-tanned, the only other possibility would be vegetable-tanned but it's highly unlikely, those types of leather aren't really suited for making shoes much less boots. - real leather will darken with time and use. this is more noticeable on natural or light colored leather. to the best of my knowledge most leather conditioners/oils/waterproofing products will also cause light colored leather to do the same. if you don't want your boots to get dark then i don't know know what to tell ya. so back to what i said before: the primary products used in waterproofing (or maintaining) leather are oil based. i'm sorry dude. no matter how you want to argue you still used the wrong product. been there before. lucky for you, since the leather isn't absorbing the silicone that means if you wear it a lot eventually it'll come off. if you want it off in a jiffy then buy some saddle soap and get scrubbing. in the future you should probably choose something from this list - mink oil - pecard's boot oil/dressing - obenauf's - lexol i personally like lexol.
    which red wing is dry-tanned ?
     


  13. easy_hk

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    bcoz mink oil for oil-tanned, but i saw my friends use mink oil for rw9111, to color became very very dark, actually looks very bad .... (of course mine also bad), thats why i tried silicone
     


  14. solbro

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

    [​IMG]

    The original should like this:

    [​IMG]

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

    OK, They're boots. If your'e hiking or working, who cares, and if not, why are you wearing boots?
     


  15. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    OK, They're boots. If your'e hiking or working, who cares, and if not, why are you wearing boots?

    This thread hasn't been posted in since September last year. Good job.
     


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