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Red Wing 9111 after using "Silicone Waterproofing"

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by easy_hk, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. easy_hk

    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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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...)
     
  2. easy_hk

    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. easy_hk

    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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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 ?
     
  5. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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

    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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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 ?
     
  7. axlpendergast

    axlpendergast Active Member

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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 ?
     
  8. easy_hk

    easy_hk Well-Known Member

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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
     
  9. solbro

    solbro New Member

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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?
     
  10. brad-t

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

    congratulations on your first post.
     
  12. modagg

    modagg Senior member

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

    Exactly, what type of person creates an account just to bring back a rather unimportant thread that has been dead for almost a year?
     
  13. dinogj

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    I prefer the finish after the silicone was applied....

    if anyone asks: it was a redwing collab that cost way more money than they would spend.
     
  14. byomer

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    BUT to bring this topic back alive, I myself purchased a 9111 and is in the market for some care products for my boots. From the thread I know I dont want to use silicon based products on oil-tanned leather, so WHAT DO I USE?
     
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    Hi all, just bought and use the same item for my 9111.. Before i bought it i try to find mink oil and leather oil but all store that sells red wing in Jakarta Indonesia said that mink oil and leather oil will make 9111 looks glossy, the original color and leather for 9111 is not glossy, bit rough and mesh.. So, i bought the silicone waterproofing and apply to 9111 and the result is same as your shoes.. In the direction of use on the can said "allowed it dry and apply it again" Does it really make a different if i apply it for the second time? Bellow is the picture of my 9111 after applied : [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. bote

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    Hi all, just bought and use the same item for my 9111.. Before i bought it i try to find mink oil and leather oil but all store that sells red wing in Jakarta Indonesia said that mink oil and leather oil will make 9111 looks glossy, the original color and leather for 9111 is not glossy, bit rough and mesh.. So, i bought the silicone waterproofing and apply to 9111 and the result is same as your shoes.. In the direction of use on the can said "allowed it dry and apply it again" Does it really make a different if i apply it for the second time? Red wing customer care support also mailed me that thay recommended to use mink oil and leather cleaner.. I am still confuse about this. Mink oil will make the 9111 looks glossy which is not like the original 9111 Bellow is the picture of my 9111 after applied : [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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