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Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008, 04:16 pm
starfrosting: before and after

Well, I attempted to fix up those Chelsea boots by saddle-soaping them up, applying thin coats of melted polish into the cracks, polishing them and smearing in some protectant for good measure:


They look much better, though obviously the cracking/peeling hasn't been fixed. If anyone has any tips to prevent it from getting worse-- or looking better in the meantime-- please let me know.

Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)

Quite an improvement. Did you condition them before you put on the polish? Looks like a good "drink" might do some good, espec in limiting the continued cracking.*

*IMHO and I'm-still-learning disclaimers apply.

Edited at 2008-10-02 10:22 pm (UTC)

Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)

No need for disclaimers ;)
I did condition them before polishing (the day before, actually) and smeared some on top of the polish for good measure, though g-d knows if Obenauf's can actually penetrate boot polish.

(I've been using Obenauf's LP as a conditioner and protectant-- hopefully that's alright)