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Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?


Postby katastrofa » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:20 pm

I have new brown leather walking boots with Gore-Tex. I treated them with Nikwax Leather Conditioner (www.nikwax.com/en-gb/products/productdetail.php). Do I need to apply some boot wax after that? If yes, then is it better to use brown wax, or colourless?
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby basscadet » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:46 pm

I always found nikwax boot stuff was atrocious, actually dried out the leather instead of conditioning it somehow.. :crazy:

The best stuff I have ever used was Brasher leather conditioner.. You dont even have to wait for the leather to dry for it to be effective :wink:
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby katastrofa » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:48 pm

Thanks. Is it this one? http://www.tauntonleisure.com/brasher-leather-walking-boot-amp-shoe-conditioner/p316
Would I need to use anything else?
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby scoob999 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:45 pm

I just apply boot polish, leave it overnite and buff up to a nice shine :D
Looks weird with shiney boots on the hill but it's the only thing iv'e found that beads the water on my boots, and iv'e tried almost everything :(
I found that waxing in my opinion sealed the boots breathability, ending up with wet feet anyway through overheating! boot polish is cheap, and why not have shiny boots on the hills :D
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby PhilTurner » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:03 pm

The instructions for Nikwax Conditioner for Leather:

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... suggest that it's all you need - doing the same job as a traditional wax.

See more here.
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby BobMcBob » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:45 pm

I have the same problem with Nikwax, I don't think it likes Goretex boots. The Brasher stuff you linked to is the stuff I always use and it works a treat.
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby basscadet » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:47 pm

katastrofa wrote:Thanks. Is it this one? http://www.tauntonleisure.com/brasher-leather-walking-boot-amp-shoe-conditioner/p316
Would I need to use anything else?


Hmm, that isnt quite the right packaging, although it says the right thing on the tin.. maybe they have rebranded?
This is definately the right stuff..
http://www.outdooraction.co.uk/footwear-footwear-care-products/brasher/brasher-conditioning-cream-brown-pd-3791.php
You dont need anything else, unless you get a gouge out of the leather.. In that situation I would use brown boot polish, fill the gouge with a generous amount then set light to it.. forms a nice waxy seal again :)
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby katastrofa » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:16 am

Great, I'll give Brasher cream a shot. Thanks for all replies.
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby Benjaminnevis » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:09 pm

I just went in tae blacks the day and got some brasher conditioner. black lid and dark broon like stuff.
but a hid ma Chamba's on and the dude said thats the stuff ye need. gave it a try and works a treat and covers up the scuffs is weel. :thumbup:
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby Strider2 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:13 pm

I use the Brasher cream but I find its come off after less than an hour of rain or wet grass, what else could I use?
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:30 am

My mate uses beeswax and his feet are allways dry and he doesn'y have goretex boots. Apparantly it's what bikers use on their leathers :D
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby rockhopper » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:23 pm

Grangers G Wax (think it's beeswax similar to JC's comment above) on my Meindl Burmas which are goretex lined - turned the leather smooth but not worried what they look like. On my Scarpa SLM3s, I use Scarpa HS12 cream which is silicone based - may eventually go on to the Grangers as well when the HS12 runs out. I've always been a believer in treating the leather with a product which needs to be rubbed into the leather as opposed to any sort of spray - cheers :)
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Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

Postby tambrown » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:08 pm

I am not convinced by the new product, I have always used Nikwax dubbing that has to be rubbed in which was great but I will now be changing to another brand. Sno seal has been highly recomended to me but I have not tried it yet. I have Scarpa Ranger GTX (Goretex) which have never let me down.
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