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Best product for waterproofing leather boots?

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  • 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.
    Last edited by grayarabpony; Aug. 30, 2010, 09:15 AM.

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      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!



      • #4
        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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        • #5
          Mink Oil is the old standard for duty boots.

          NikWax is supposedly fabulous.
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          • Original Poster

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


            • #7

              Excellent leather conditioner, preserver and waterproofer. Good for all uses.
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              • #8
                I have used SnoSeal and really liked the results too.
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                • #9
                  I used to use mink oil on my fireline boots, did the job well.
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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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.


                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                            Dubbin; http://www.dmusastore.com/p-1574-dub....aspx?ref=base
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