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    Boot conditioner

    What do you guys use on your boots to water proof them?

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    I use Nikwax cleaner, conditioner and waterproof on my full grain leather Gor-tex boots. The conditioner waterproofs as well so you don't need both the conditioner and waterproof. I use the conditioner to break boots in and after hard use and use the waterproof for times when my boots are still looking good but need waterproofing. I believe the Nikwax brand does a great job at allowing a breathable member to remain breathable when waterproofing the outer boot material.

    They have various products to match the material being waterproofed.
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    What kind of material are the boots and brand?

    I use:
    Mink oil
    Snow seal
    meltonian water and stain protector
    Basic cream polish
    And sometimes just a basic cleaning with Lincoln e-z cleaner to get the dirt off.
    Depends if the boots are Gortex or not; also if they are nubuck or smooth leather or synthetic materials.

    Can you tell my first job was being a cobbler with my dad.

    One way to check if the waterproofing is still good; drip water on the boots and watch for it to bead off

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    They are danner pronghorns.

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    I use just a basic mink oil on my danner pronghorns and it works pretty good at water proofing them and keeping them supple.
    Shoot STR8

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    Go mink oil

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    I use Obenauf's.

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    Hubbard's shoe oil !!

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    Obenaufs - if its good enough for firefighters, its good enough for me

    If your boots are in real tough shape - snoseal will get you another year out of them, but i dont typically like it as a all purpose dressing. Seams to dry out/hard on the leather and seams. Just my experience.

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    I get mine from kenetrek. Mix of pine pitch and bees wax. Hold up really well.

 

 

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