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Thread: Taking care of your stalking boots

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    Taking care of your stalking boots

    Ever since a well deserved dressing down from Gadget and Adamant on the folly of not taking care of the leather on one's boots I have been meaning to get round to doing something about it.

    Unfortunately just as desire coincided with activity I have forgotten what they recommended....

    What do people use to take care of their boots, the suede bits especially?

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    I read an article about a year ago in a country magazine and used the idea, Castor Oil warmed up and rubed over your boots ( i used old ones to try ) worked a treat ! Water proof again. I will be wearing them at the Monmouth Meet in August....................
    Steve..........

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    Amir - I use two different forms of gunk. The first is the tinned Nikwax dubbin, shortly to be discontinued so I have a large stockpile. The second is a German military dubbin in a purposeful green tin, purchased from my buddy Commando Dave at the local survivalist suppliers that you recently visited. Neither product rots the stitching like old fashioned boot dubbin sometimes does.

    Both smell pretty neutral and get liberally applied to DRY boots with a toothbrush, usually having placed the tin somewhere warm to softed the wax a bit. I do the suede bits as well on my summer boots and pay particular attention to the tongue, any creased or crinkled bits (on the boots ) and all of the seams. Your neglected comedy Ronald Macdonald size 12 clown boots will probably need two tins...

    I do my boots after every stalking trip - leaky boots are a thing off the past, unless it's a sole puncture, in which case tyre glue and red hot wire are the approved repair method.

    Don't get it mixed up with your moustache wax (or that tin of Mr Ramrod Stay-Stiff Cream you purchased on-line) as the consequences could be messy.

    Adam.

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    Otter oil is very good if you can get hold of it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamant View Post
    Amir - I use two different forms of gunk. The first is the tinned Nikwax dubbin, shortly to be discontinued so I have a large stockpile. The second is a German military dubbin in a purposeful green tin, purchased from my buddy Commando Dave at the local survivalist suppliers that you recently visited. Neither product rots the stitching like old fashioned boot dubbin sometimes does.

    Both smell pretty neutral and get liberally applied to DRY boots with a toothbrush, usually having placed the tin somewhere warm to softed the wax a bit. I do the suede bits as well on my summer boots and pay particular attention to the tongue, any creased or crinkled bits (on the boots ) and all of the seams. Your neglected comedy Ronald Macdonald size 12 clown boots will probably need two tins...

    I do my boots after every stalking trip - leaky boots are a thing off the past, unless it's a sole puncture, in which case tyre glue and red hot wire are the approved repair method.

    Don't get it mixed up with your moustache wax (or that tin of Mr Ramrod Stay-Stiff Cream you purchased on-line) as the consequences could be messy.

    Adam.
    It's a bit of a pain that Nikwax has stopped doing the tins of wax as the product they say is the replacement is poor in comparison.

    Grangers G Wax is an almost identical product and is still in production. It is excellent stuff.

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    I use Neatsfoot oil on my boots. Goes on easily, soaks in well and seems to resist getting whipped out by long wet grass.

    Quite cheap to buy, I have found it in a saddlery as well as farm supplies shop.

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    Nikwax aquious wax, superb stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    I use Neatsfoot oil on my boots. Goes on easily, soaks in well and seems to resist getting whipped out by long wet grass.

    Quite cheap to buy, I have found it in a saddlery as well as farm supplies shop.
    Hi.
    I agree. However I find my feet sweat more when the boots are freshly oiled or is it a small amount
    oil seeping through? I don't oil them very often.

    Bryan.

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    Hi Amir,i'd second what Ian F recommends,goes on easy and shouldn't need doing to often soaks in well and seems to last,best thing i've ever found for boots.
    ATB Neil.

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    Thank you for the all the advice gentlemen, I shall begin experimentations on various unimportant work shoes immediately.

    Adam, is that the shop you took to me to in Herefordshire with the strange thumping noises coming from upstairs?

    The lady said it was just her daughter, Tubbs, playing?

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