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    Default Best product for waterproofing leather boots?

    I have a pair of Ariat Terrains that I love, but now after several months they get soaked through easily. Saddle soap and Nikwax Waterproofing Wax work reasonably well -- meaning for a couple of hours, or less. Any other suggestions? I will order another pair of Terrains if need be but the soles on these are still in such good shape.
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    i use Camp Dry spray. I think Kiwi makes it. I don't think ANYTHING makes a non-waterproof item actually waterproof, but Camp Dry seems to work pretty well. You can get it just about anywhere--got mine at Walmart.

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    I use some bees wax stuff. Its all in german so you cant read it, but its in a orange tub. I have used it for years (we have had the same tub for 10+years) It lasts a while. It work really well, and conditions well too!

    AND IT SMELLS GOOD!!!!!



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    I haven't tried it on smooth leather yet (though it says it will work), but Leather Therapy's spray-on waterproofer is Da Bomb on my various suede boots/shoes. It works WAY better than any of the other spray/wipe-on products I've used (and I've pretty much used all of 'em ).
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    Mink Oil is the old standard for duty boots.

    NikWax is supposedly fabulous.
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    Thanks all. I ordered both beeswax and Camp Dry, since silicon is good for waterproofing laces.



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    Ko-cho-line.

    Excellent leather conditioner, preserver and waterproofer. Good for all uses.
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    I have used SnoSeal and really liked the results too.
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    I used to use mink oil on my fireline boots, did the job well.



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    My dad has used some stuff call Pecards. He swears by it. It only works on smooth leather. I don't know where he got it. It has a picture of a duck on the can.



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    I got something from the MD Horseworld Expo one year but never really put it to the test. They swore by it of course, it was from Australia and I don't remember the name. I'll look for it tomorrow in the day light.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweiners View Post
    My dad has used some stuff call Pecards. He swears by it. It only works on smooth leather. I don't know where he got it. It has a picture of a duck on the can.
    That would be Pecards Mallard Wax. Works great too. I waterproofed my paddock boots with it over a month ago and they still shed water and keep my feet toasty dry. Just make sure you warm it thoroughly before applying otherwise you end up with a white waxy mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kementari View Post
    I haven't tried it on smooth leather yet (though it says it will work), but Leather Therapy's spray-on waterproofer is Da Bomb on my various suede boots/shoes. It works WAY better than any of the other spray/wipe-on products I've used (and I've pretty much used all of 'em ).
    I'd second Kementari on Leather Therapy Water Repellant. We had a lot of snow last winter & my suede yard boots were soaking through until I used this stuff. In fact I must proof all my shoes before winter sets in with it!



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