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    boot sealer

    Was oiling my boots this morning with store bought stuff and got to thinking.
    I have a bunch of beeswax and lanolin and it seems there should be a recipie for a leather boot sealer with these two.
    I've been looking all over the computer and found different recipies, but aint having much luck with these two put together.
    Anyone made a mixture with these two??

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    I use a product called Snow Seal, basically a mixture of beeswax and vaseline. Slather it on the leather and then heat it up with momma's favorite hair dryer. It melts into the leather and waterproofs the boots for a year or more.

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    Pipefitter, I used that method to wax my boots in the Navy. Just couldn’t see myself dabbing and rubbing it in in a dime-size area over and over for a couple hours at a time. An old toothbrush worked great to apply it in a semi-uniform layer before hitting it with a heat gun. I applied it extra thick to the upper stitching around the soles, too. It buffs nicely with a regular horsehair shoe brush, too.

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    Snow seal is bees wax and beef tallow. 1:1
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    I just smeared my boots with Vaseline

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    Thanks gents, I've used snow seal for years and a couple others, but I figured beeswax and lanolin would be a good mixture since they are both used for leather. I might just have to try something and see what happens. Maybe 2 parts lanolin and 1 part beeswax to start

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    Bob I found a recipie for beeswax and vasoline with a little mint or citronella oil for insect repelent. That actually caught my interest. Maybe for oiling your belt or hat for squeeters. If its on your boots, maybe it would help with ticks

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    I use Hubbard's Shoe Grease. All it does is preserve the leather. The best waterproofing will prevent your feet from getting wet for an additional ten seconds over a non-treated boot.
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    Only leather care product I know of with lanolin is saddle soap (along with several other ingredients). Which must be pretty good stuff, my saddle is 101 years old and still just fine, will probably be fine when my grandkids are old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    I use Hubbard's Shoe Grease. All it does is preserve the leather. The best waterproofing will prevent your feet from getting wet for an additional ten seconds over a non-treated boot.
    Hubbards is the best I have ever used to preserve leather. New boots get a liberal coating and put on newspaper in the cab of the truck on a hot day. The leather comes out amazing and water resistant.
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    I used some BLL on my Sorel's last year. I had a small batch mixed up to do some boolits and had just got some new liners for my boots. (dog ate the old ones) I was thinking of trying some JJ past wax and wondered what some BLL would do so I tryed a little on the seams and it sucked in on the spot so I did the hole boot. Now the water just runs off them and you can't tell that there is any thing on them.
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    Obenhofs is what I use, since it won't break down or rot leather. Once a month in the summer when it is dry and as needed in winter to maintain water resistance. And it smells good. Basically beeswax and propolis waxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 429421Cowboy View Post
    Obenhofs is what I use, since it won't break down or rot leather. Once a month in the summer when it is dry and as needed in winter to maintain water resistance. And it smells good. Basically beeswax and propolis waxes.
    Yep. Discovered that stuff a couple of years ago and applied to some new hiking hunting boots I had bought. They still look like new and have never let in a drop of water.

    It was developed by a former Idaho wildland firefighter and is still made at a small operation up in the mountains...

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    We used a combination of liquid silicon first to fill the pores and holes and then liberal applications of snow seal to hold the silicon in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipefitter View Post
    I use a product called Snow Seal, basically a mixture of beeswax and vaseline. Slather it on the leather and then heat it up with momma's favorite hair dryer. It melts into the leather and waterproofs the boots for a year or more.
    I leave them next to the woodstove to warm first then put them back. Snowseal is great. For other boots I stay them with Ballistol.
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