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Firefighters Leather


As a firefighter for 34 years, Marv Obenauf recognized that firefighters’ boots are often in steam, heat, wet ashes (lye) and caustic fire retardants, literally baking the leather and cooking the boots in lye.


And the boots were not lasting near as long as they used to, but were costing much more.


As Marv researched these problems and sought a solution, the real problem became evident. The so-called conditioners were not protecting boots against these severe conditions.


Most leather treatments (conditioners) contain chemicals, mink oil, or pine tar that seal off the pores causing a build-up of body acids, which leads to dry rot; and/or soften by breaking down the fibers, which causes premature cracking. These irreparable damages shorten the service life of boots.


With much input from leather tanneries, boot companies, and a leather research laboratory, Marv developed an industrial strength protection that would also serve as a preservative to restore and extend the service life of boots. He called it Heavy Duty LP (Leather Preservative). And the liquid version, for moderately wet and especially dry dusty conditions, he simply named Leather Oil.


Obenauf’s preservatives protect leather from extraordinary stresses imposed by heat, caustic chemicals, water, mud, salt, manure acids and petroleum. Designed to resist the extreme conditions encountered in fighting wildland fires, these products are also ideal for police, military personnel and all types of emergency workers who depend on their protective gear to stay alive.


With regular use, your leather will last longer and remain comfortable. Use Obenauf’s Leather Oil in between treatments of LP for quick touch-ups.


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