Whats the best product you have found to clean/waterproof leather motorcycle boots.I have just bought a pair of Prexport leather boots and although they say they are waterproof I want to find a good polish etc for the leather uppers.
I was looking for leather care products a while ago and amazon has an amazing range of leather food /waterproofers / conditioners they also have a huge range of hot chilly sauces I started looking at the leather stuff and apparently people who look after their leather like hot sauces funny old world we live in :lol:
a buddy of mine bought a product called gold label hide food off ebay its not a waterproofer just to look after your leather gear . hes the kinda bloke who will spend hours looking for stuff so he allways gets the best deal .his jacket as soft as butter and it smells pretty good too it contains beeswax and natural lanolin he gave me the label off his tub so I could get some myself and I will in while .
Sorry to resurrect this but waterproofing leather is tricky on boots for bikes. The water soon erodes the surface protection and forces it's way in since 60mph rain has much energy. A goretex membrane should help alot but will only work if the outer is dry / not saturated and while it will still be waterproof it won't breathe. Wellies will do that job.
I've had a lot of boots over the years and have found that leather always leaks, membranes work best using a water replant coating on the outside like you'd put on a tent or other fabric. It needs applying before every tide. If your feet don't sweat much then the membrane won't be an issue.
Renapur as mentioned earlier, bought at the Bike Show last month, made my 4 year old HG boots look like new and after a 2 hour ride in the rain when dry looked the same. I did a 20 year old pair of gloves and SWMBO thought I'd bought a new pair. They were doing a deal at the Bike Show, cleaner & conditioner for £20, maybe doing the same at the Bike Show in February in London
I haven't been to a bike show in 5 years but did buy a tub of Renapur when there. I have used about a third. I put it on mine and wife's gloves, leather jacket and jeans, and both our boots. Boots and gloves about monthly, jacket/ jeans 2-3 times a year. Great stuff, lasts ages and brings leather stuff up fantastically.
I have tried various different products over the years, Renapur is very good but the best I found was an American product called SnoSeal.
I get my Gloves and put them on backwards left glove on right and vice versa. Dip the fingers into the tub of warmed snoseal and imitate the same motions you use to wash your hands (assuming you do). let them sit overnight to absorb the product and if you can see any dry spots in the morning, repeat.
For boots same thing, warm product and gently warm boots not roasting hot just enough to absorb the wax rather than have it sitting on the surface.
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