CABoots aragorn

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Not too bad. They've got a little wear n tear on them and they leak water in the seams but I still like them.
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Taylor Steiner wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:59 pm Not too bad. They've got a little wear n tear on them and they leak water in the seams but I still like them.
I treated mine with beeswax and haven't had any leaks since.
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Good idea! I just sealed them up with flex glue two days ago. So far so good.
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theowl wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:06 am
Taylor Steiner wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:59 pm Not too bad. They've got a little wear n tear on them and they leak water in the seams but I still like them.
I treated mine with beeswax and haven't had any leaks since.
Weird question but how did you keep your beeswax from hardening as soon as you applied it? I've melted some to apply it on a project I'm working on and as soon as it goes on it hardens instead of seeping into the leather.
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Cimrandir wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 11:41 pm
theowl wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:06 am
Taylor Steiner wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:59 pm Not too bad. They've got a little wear n tear on them and they leak water in the seams but I still like them.
I treated mine with beeswax and haven't had any leaks since.
Weird question but how did you keep your beeswax from hardening as soon as you applied it? I've melted some to apply it on a project I'm working on and as soon as it goes on it hardens instead of seeping into the leather.
I mix beeswax 50/50 (by volume) with turpentine (real stuff not substitute) to make a soft wax polish that 'cures'.
If I want it to stay 'slushy' I mix beeswax and tallow and if I'm after 'blackball' (18th Century military boot polish) I'll add some carbon black ( basically soot, sold as pigment)
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^ like that, but mine was neetsfoot oil and beeswax, applied hot to leather that was warmed up so it soaked in and impregnated everything.
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