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Thread: Lowa Tibets - what leather conditioner??

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    Lowa Tibets - what leather conditioner??

    I bought a pair of lowa tibets about 6 mths ago. Good boot, and I'm happy with so far, a little bit of rand starting to come unglued in one spotf spots is the only complaint so far .

    I noted in the instructions that they were very specific in regards to leather treatment, going so far as to claim warranty would not be honored if certain products were used, so I stuck to the lowa active creme that came with them but I'm not really happy with it - the leather's drier than I'd like. Now that I've finished the tube that came with boots, I'm looking for something else.

    With all previous boots (scarpas and asolo's), I've just used sno-sneal with good results . What are other's using on their tibets??

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    Iíve stuck with the Lowa products - water stop in combination with the cream as recommended and the boots are great after a couple of years. I use the product every time I go out. They do look sort of dry but theyíre supple and waterproof so I figure itís just appearance. If I were you Iíd stick with their stuff. They advise against grease based stuff like dubbin etc.

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    The instructions say apply the waterproofing then the creme. The guy where i bought my renegades said he does creme first, otherwise the waterproofing stops the creme penetrating. Made sense to me!
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    I use Kiwi Dubbin
    Not sure if its the right thing to do - but I do know manufactures will try as hard as they can to swing you into their own products
    Dubbin from Supermarket is cheap and a tin lasts for ages

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    Snowseal on a pair of gronell mountain boots and the leather cracked after only 6 and a half years of almost continous daily use. The stuffs Bloody rubbish!. My lowa rangers get the same treatment hope they last as long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    I use Kiwi Dubbin
    Not sure if its the right thing to do - but I do know manufactures will try as hard as they can to swing you into their own products
    Dubbin from Supermarket is cheap and a tin lasts for ages
    I was advised never to use that stuff by a cobbler. Destroys the adhesives used to make the boot apparently.
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    I tried that Lowa stuff but gave up as it did SFA.
    I use Gregor Chemie leather care now and have done for ages. Best stuff I found to keep the leather waterproof and fed.

    https://ezdirect.nz/index.php?route=...facturer_id=13
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    I was advised never to use that stuff by a cobbler. Destroys the adhesives used to make the boot apparently.
    I also heard it rotted stitching - but to be honest - and I use my boots (vary between 3 boots depending on if I climbing trees or Quading or just hauling arse) 3-5 days per week and had not problems
    Soles wear out/off before any of that shows

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    I tried that Lowa stuff but gave up as it did SFA.
    I use Gregor Chemie leather care now and have done for ages. Best stuff I found to keep the leather waterproof and fed.

    https://ezdirect.nz/index.php?route=...facturer_id=13
    Bloody hell - 6 tubes will get you another pair of boots (if you like me a n Scottish & buy 2nd hand - but near new)

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    The fella that owns ezdirect is a hunter and looks after other hunters. Just tell him your on the forum
    I last got 1 for free when I bought 1. Still haven't used the first tube up. It lasts for ages!
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    The lowa cream is piss weak shite, Elephant wax is a great product for leather

    PS - I still use dubin on some boots
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    The instructions say apply the waterproofing then the creme. The guy where i bought my renegades said he does creme first, otherwise the waterproofing stops the creme penetrating. Made sense to me!
    Yeah I can quite work out the logic there
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    I use Nikwax waterproof cream/wax

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    Works a treat never had wet feet or issues with boots from its use.

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    I also have Lowa Tibets, reasonably new. I pout the SnoSeal on them, has made them very dry... From the responses on this thread I still haven't got a clue what to use!!
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    I have used the Lowa creme and waterproofer. Seems to have worked OK so far. I have put some avocado oil on the flex areas to prevent cracking. Just about out of Lowa creme so have to decide what to use next.

 

 

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