Care and maintenance of plastic boots

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Lars

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Care and maintenance of plastic boots

Postby Lars » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:05 am

A Fischer representative told me that he had good luck using a product called Neutral.

This looks like a leather boot cream from RedWing.

What would you recommend for treating and maintaining plastic boots with leather like the Fischer BCX6?

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Re: Care and maintenance of plastic boots

Postby Johnny » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:15 pm

There's not much you can do about the plastic parts... They will eventually break up at some point... ;)

Not sure how many real leather parts are actually on the BCX6, but I guess any kind of treatment is better than nothing... Not sure the solvent-based RedWing cream is the best for outdoor use though... Maybe some kind of natural oil or water-based cream would be better...? Paging LilCliffy... 8-)
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Re: Care and maintenance of plastic boots

Postby lilcliffy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:36 pm

I certainly think maintaining the leather portions of composite boots makes sense- if not the leather will dry out and crack, and it may end up pinching your foot... I really don't know if there is a way to maintain the synthetic parts of the uppers...The plastic is eventually going to breakdown and wear out.

Those BCX^ boots have a Thinsulate liner and Fischer's waterproof-breathable liner. No matter what- don't use oil on that boot- otherwise you will end up with cold and wet feet.
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