Obenauf's is truly in a class of its own for protecting leather in harsh and volatile environments. In Seattle/Puget Sound my boots are continually exposed to mud then cab floor heat all day....by using Obenauf's this first full year I have saved $200 by going from two pair of work boots to one. Thank you.
Dump Truck Driver
Obenauf's preservatives go on easy, absorb well, preserve leather, and
repel water, making them great leather boot care products. The best
we've seen and the only one we recommend.
Boots in the welding industry are always being subjected to sparks, steel grit, hot-dry climates, chemicals and conditions found when working outdoors. I've worked in the welding trade for 30 years now and have found your product helped my leather work boots last longer in rough conditions!
Five years ago, I started teaching welding at Lewis-Clark State College. Leather boots are required for students to wear for welding in the shop. Many of these students have never heard of putting a preservative on their leather boots. As a result, I started keeping a jar of Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP in my desk and give them a 30 second course on how to treat their new boots.
It feels good as a teacher to pass on information to my students about how to take care of their boots in the future and using a great product to preserve them. I also appreciate that you are Idaho based.
I've been riding motorcycles over 50 years. I've used almost every lotion, cream, oil, etc. on the market and was not satisfied with any. I'd condition my leather prior to a three week ride and when I'd return they needed to be done again. Recently I tried Obenauf's LP and Oil. all I can say is WOW! This stuff works great! Now, after a 3,000 mile trip they're just as supple as when I left.
We tested Heavy Duty LP on motorcycle gloves, boots, and a leather
jacket. Immediately we noted enhanced condition of the leather...even
weeks later they remained pliable and exceptionally waterproof.
Leather Oil restored a tired and neglected black leather jacket to near
showroom condition. For boots, the conditioning and waterproofing
effect of the Oil was also splendid, but did not last as long as the
Heavy Duty LP.
Both are a good value for preserving what, for
most riders, is their second-most expensive investment. We recommend
Obenauf's Leather Oil for any light-duty boots in your motorcycle
wardrobe, as well as for gloves, jackets, and leathers. For more severe
conditions, the Heavy Duty LP is still the preferred treatment. Used
together, they present a good total leather care system for the
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Firefighting on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi is extremely tough on boots. I almost always end up slopping along a fire lane, constructed by a tractor plow unit, in lots of mud and water. Before using Obenauf's, my boots did not last two years. Obenauf's brought new life to an old pair, and then they lasted four years.
SADDLES & TACK
I have used Obenauf's LP on my saddles for eight years. It gives excellent protection, especially where leather comes in contact with the sweat. LP leaves a nice finish, particularly on sanded rough-out leather.
I've used LP in very rough conditions. One hunting trip with relatives in Wisconsin was constant snow, slush, and mud. They had various water repellents and after three weeks they were all sold on LP. None of their products could hold a candle to my LP.
I have a 10 year old leather sofa from Thomasville, and loveseat, and chair, the sun has faded them so much from the original I thought to have an estimate of restoring the furniture, the company wanted 2500.00 to restore!(one sofa) I thought what have I got to lose, so I tried your product on it and oh my goodness! I am in heaven, it is an unfinished leather and looks so rich now! I am planning on buying gallons to finish the rest. I have tried the 50.00 small Thomasville leather cleaner, restorer, to no avail, your product is the best I have ever tried! You wouldn't believe the difference, thank you!
I was detailing two well-used motor homes. The first coach had cream colored leather pilot chairs, couch, recliner, and dash. The second coach had hunter green leather chairs and dash. I put two coats of your LEATHER OIL on as directed - one hour apart. WOW! I could not believe how beautifully it restored the leather. It shined and felt so soft it looked new.