wet boots

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by mungeous, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Just got my civvie boots p*ss wet through with seawater, is there anything I need to do to make sure they're not ruined?

    Cheers
     
  2. dry them
     
  3. Assuming leather boots:
    Soak them in fresh water with the insoles etc removed (An hour minimum or longer if you were standing in the sea for a length of time). Tip water out and allow to drain. Leave them to air dry.

    With a damp cloth, wipe away any salt deposits.
    Apply neatsfoot oil to rejuvenate the leather. Leave for 24 hrs and finish off with Nikwax or Kiwi as desired.

    Goretex/fabric boots: Just wash them out and dry them I suppose.
     
  4. Thanks for the advice, am off to soak them now.

    Mungeous
     
  5. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    A tip my brother gave me;
    Always apply the polish the night before & leave overnight so the oils from the polish soak into the leather,Dunno if that's gospel but it's worked so far.