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Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots #8576334 04/11/22 08:56 PM
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Walking my property in Southeastern Kimble County on Friday, and really scuffed up the Chippewa snake boots on the limestone rocks.
I sure would appreciate your recommendations for a good boot leather conditioner.
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Wipe with a damp cloth, dry
Then Kiwi neutral polish

Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8576384 04/11/22 10:06 PM
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https://www.obenaufs.com/

Their boot conditioner works great!


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Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8576618 04/12/22 11:57 AM
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Used to use noting other than saddle soap and mink oil, but now rely on the synthetic stuff you can buy at every rodeo venue. That stuff is the bomb.

Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8576632 04/12/22 12:14 PM
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I typically use saddle soap and mink oil too. But it looks like thise boots have been dyed and coated with a topcoat that has been scuffed off. Saddle soap and oil won't bring that back.

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Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: Hudbone] #8576640 04/12/22 12:34 PM
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Saddle soap first, then brown Kiwi polish.

It may take several applications but, it should restore the leather.

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Used to use noting other than saddle soap and mink oil, but now rely on the synthetic stuff you can buy at every rodeo venue. That stuff is the bomb.


Do you mind posting a picture of it Hud?


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Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8576693 04/12/22 01:37 PM
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Yeah, will do and if I remember this evening. I used to laugh at the stuff and found I was way wrong.

Polishing work boots? WTH? Lubricate them to protect them, keep the overall appearance the same and make it seem like they have actually been used.

Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8576744 04/12/22 02:47 PM
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I’m with Hudbone. My work boots are never going to be pretty. I use Mink Oil, and plenty of it, for waterproofing.


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Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8577082 04/12/22 09:50 PM
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Thanks everyone for the information, some great ideas.
I appreciate the assistance.

Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8577224 04/13/22 12:47 AM
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This stuff awesome.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Yeah, will do and if I remember this evening. I used to laugh at the stuff and found I was way wrong.

Polishing work boots? WTH? Lubricate them to protect them, keep the overall appearance the same and make it seem like they have actually been used.

This

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
This stuff awesome.

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How bought a pic of that shoe shine box Hud!

Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8577598 04/13/22 02:16 PM
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It's just a lil' oil' school thing.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Used to use noting other than saddle soap and mink oil, but now rely on the synthetic stuff you can buy at every rodeo venue. That stuff is the bomb.


What I started using on saddle and boots. Since there are no mor mink farms in the US. I’m sure it’s imported from C but it seems like high quality

https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/131/1/MINK-OIL


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Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8584199 04/24/22 12:07 AM
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Your boots will be fine. Here are mine. Obenaufs is good stuff though.

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Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8584956 04/25/22 01:50 PM
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saddle soap is not good for the stiching


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Re: Conditioner for scuffed leather on Chippewa boots [Re: J. Richard] #8586085 04/26/22 09:03 PM
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I like!! I normally put 2-3 coats. Best not to wait until they get dry to reapply though : )

I’ve got some expensive mountain boots that I’ve learned hard way with, let them get to dry and they split


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
I like!! I normally put 2-3 coats. Best not to wait until they get dry to reapply though : )

I’ve got some expensive mountain boots that I’ve learned hard way with, let them get to dry and they split

I did 3 coats now. I set it in a warm spot in the kitchen and let it soften up a little before applying the last coat. I like that it didn't shine them up, just brought them back to life. These boots fit great and I plan to have them forever.


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I like!! I normally put 2-3 coats. Best not to wait until they get dry to reapply though : )

I’ve got some expensive mountain boots that I’ve learned hard way with, let them get to dry and they split

I did 3 coats now. I set it in a warm spot in the kitchen and let it soften up a little before applying the last coat. I like that it didn't shine them up, just brought them back to life. These boots fit great and I plan to have them forever.


I did my saddle last week. It needed it badly. It soaked it up well. I left the tin in sun for a few hours. I didn’t think of suvie’ing it


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If they are dry I do a coat of nests foot oil first to soften the leather back up and then mink oil. After you have the mink oil applied hit a them with the wife’s hair dryer and the mink oil will penetrate the leather.

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If they are dry I do a coat of nests foot oil first to soften the leather back up and then mink oil. After you have the mink oil applied hit a them with the wife’s hair dryer and the mink oil will penetrate the leather.


I stopped using neats because I felt it ate the stitching on my saddle but that could very well been in my head.


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FWIW, during my baseball career it was common practice to condition our catcher's mitt's with plain 'ol vaseline. Catcher's mitt's took a beating, as we'd go through a couple of them during a 160 game season. Vaseline treatment worked as good or better than anything else we tried, including Lexol and Neats.

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Originally Posted by Jgraider
FWIW, during my baseball career it was common practice to condition our catcher's mitt's with plain 'ol vaseline. Catcher's mitt's took a beating, as we'd go through a couple of them during a 160 game season. Vaseline treatment worked as good or better than anything else we tried, including Lexol and Neats.

JG, was that just your team or was that common across baseball? I’m curious cause my Grandson is a catcher in his freshman year of HS.


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Pretty much standard for everywhere we played at that time. Not sure if it is today, but it works very well.

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