I have not found a commercial product that is similar to
this one which I evolved for waterproofing Motorcycle Leathers and
It is compounded using beeswax and neatsfoot oil. It
penetrates well and in conjunction with manipulation by the fingers
will produce a very supple and waterproof item. There is one
unfortunate side effect of using this product on boots that have
previously been polished... The blue dye used in the original polish
will stain your hands (the blue staining comes out after a few washes).
I have used this leather dressing on beekeeping gloves that
have been washed in detergent. I also use it to soften the circular
leather patches that I sew on to the gloves, some of my gloves have
patches on patches, but their age is no problem as they are often
washed and re-dressed.
Leather items that are required to be polished should not be
treated with this product as the shine will not develop.
This product contains a solvent and should be tried first on
a trial area to establish suitability.
Originated... Summer 2000,
Revised... 08 September 2003,