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Sat, Sep. 27th, 2008, 04:24 pm
starfrosting: 2 questions-- now with pictures!

Hi there,
I have a couple specific bootblacking questions.
1) My
scuff are really scuffed, and no amount of Obenauf's LP and black polish seems to be filling it in. Should I invest in some dye? How should I proceed?

2) I found this great pair of cordovan RM Williams
sad chelseas used for $20, seemingly in great shape. I wore them out, it started raining, and they got wet. No big deal, except now the leather coloring is cracking like crazy. Again, I don't know if there's some filler I should try, if I should dye the cracks and hope for the best, or what. Advice?


Sat, Sep. 27th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)

Thanks for posting. Do you have pictures of the issues you are looking at?

Also, you might want to tap into the Bootblacking forum on Yahoo groups. Alot more folks frequent that group.

NWCBB 2007

Sun, Sep. 28th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)

I just took some pictures-- I will edit the entry to include them so you can let me know what you think. Thanks for the tip on the forum, and congratulations on your title!

Sat, Sep. 27th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)

With the scuffed cowboy boots, I would get some dye. Clean the boots really well, and let dry if needed. Then carefully apply the dye with a clean cloth. Don't worry about doing "only" the scuffs, blend it into the surrounding area. Let dry. You may need to dye them again. After you are done with the dye, clean the boots again, then polish as usual.

I read up a bit on Obenauf's LP. It seems to me that it is only a protectant. Be sure to use a leather cleaner (such as saddle soap) before dying.

Sun, Sep. 28th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)

Yes, LP is only a protectant. I will be sure to lather them up with saddle soap before dyeing-- thank you for the tips.

Tue, Oct. 14th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)

Hmmmmmm... LP is a protectant but it does build up to help repair. Or atleast that is what I was told when I started using the product.. Any way redye is going to be the best bet and start from there. good luck