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Captain Picard

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Brasher boot care
« on: 08:17:55, 14/05/19 »
Hello everyone,


I just bought a pair of brasher country master boots and I was wondering what product  I should use to treat this type of leather.


Thanks all!

kinkyboots

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Re: Brasher boot care
« Reply #1 on: 09:33:46, 14/05/19 »
When Whalley Warm & Dry which is probably widely regarded as one of the best boot retailers and fitters in the country offers advice on the subject of boot care I would suggest that it's probably wise to follow the advice they give. You will find the 10 you spend on boot cleaning and care products will be money well spent provided you follow the advice given.

https://www.whalleyoutdoor.co.uk/walking-boots-care-guide/





You can split Whalley Warm & Dry's recommended wax products in to two distinct categories. The main difference between the two types is the increased oil content in the wax for the high wear areas- Leder Gris Original has 70% wax/30% oil content whilst the Leder Gris Xtreme has 50% wax/50% oil content.

Wax For Everyday All Over Use
Leder Gris Original Clear (Green 80g Tin) (4.60 upwards) https://www.odintactical.co.uk/leder-gris-boot-wax
Grangers G-Wax (2.70 upwards)
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/grangers-g-wax-leather-footwear-conditioner-p342371
https://www.tog24.com/grangers-g-wax-one.html
https://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Wax-Grangers-80g/dp/B078NGW9VQ/
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grangers-G-Wax-80g-Leather-Shoe-Boot-Waterproofer-Proofer-Beeswax-Polish-Dubbing/272674990800
Wax For High Wear Areas Such As Flex Point and Tongue
Leder Gris Xtreme Clear (Red 80g Tin) (5.00 upwards) https://www.odintactical.co.uk/leder-gris-boot-wax-clear
Cherry Blossom Waxed Leather Oil 100ml (4.98 upwards) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cherry-Blossom-Waxed-Leather-Oil-100ml/152836834522


You may also find some Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel will come in handy.

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Re: Brasher boot care
« Reply #2 on: 09:34:03, 14/05/19 »
I've had three pairs of leather Brasher Supalite's over the past few years, I just used polish. I know other people would recommend other products but I can't remember what they are. Never had a leather problem/leaking problem until last November when my third pair leaked. Caused by using them a lot in the earlier months heatwave? The other pairs never leaked. When I decided to change them it was always for the same thing, the soles wore out.

Captain Picard

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Re: Brasher boot care
« Reply #3 on: 10:21:51, 14/05/19 »
When Whalley Warm & Dry which is probably widely regarded as one of the best boot retailers and fitters in the country offers advice on the subject of boot care I would suggest that it's probably wise to follow the advice they give. You will find the 10 you spend on boot cleaning and care products will be money well spent provided you follow the advice given.





 
You may also find some Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel will come in handy.


This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you. Do you recommend any wax brushes?

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Re: Brasher boot care
« Reply #4 on: 10:49:31, 14/05/19 »
No particular brush recommendations. I rub the wax on to the boots using the heat from my fingers to get as much wax as possible absorbed into the boots. Thin layers of wax is the key to doing it right - less is more - 2 or 3 thin layers is far easier to work in to the leather than one thick layer. I use a cheap and nasty twin pack of small brushes ~4 from the local supermarket for brushing the oils contained within the wax down into the leather. These cheap brushes eventually clog with wax and the bristles do pull out but they get the job done but do need replacing occasionally. I use a decent 6" horse hair brush (5 or 6 eBay or amazon) for buffing.

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Re: Brasher boot care
« Reply #5 on: 12:39:22, 14/05/19 »
My shoe brushes are family heirlooms (I think dad was issued with them in WW2).  When the brushing in brush starts to clog I rub some washing up liquid into and run it under the hot tap.  Only have to do it 2 or 3 times a year.  Comes up good as new.
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Re: Brasher boot care
« Reply #6 on: 12:47:57, 14/05/19 »
My shoe brushes are family heirlooms (I think dad was issued with them in WW2).  When the brushing in brush starts to clog I rub some washing up liquid into and run it under the hot tap.  Only have to do it 2 or 3 times a year.  Comes up good as new.


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