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I've just got some Gaerne balance natural oiled boots and some duckswax to treat them with. But how often do you need to apply the wax? After every ride? 

And do they need treating from new?

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Any sort of leather treatment is best applied from new.  Once the leather is dirty the treatment is less effective.  (Unless they are factory treated - don't think the trials boots are, some walking boots are)

I have Wolfsports and gave them two good applications one when brand new and another a few rides later.  Have not bothered since and they are still OK.  The critical thing is the boots to be clean if you are putting more wax on.  I am lazy - far too lazy to really deeply clean mine and will buy some new boots at some point. 

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Aerosol waterproofing spray prior to or after waxing is well worth it. I've used it on work boots when I used to work in a wet salty environment loading gritters, works very well.

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Neatsfoot oiled my old Gaernes. Despite the instructions I laid it on quite thick contrary to instructions. Made the boots supple and waterproof again. I think the instructions to do multiple, thin coats is for “fashion” accessories. Not too concerned with the Gaernes color. Still eventually dried and looked the same anyway.

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I agree!

neatsfoot oil is great and cheap compared to other options, a few coats and they are soon like a pair of old slippers!

I did remember hearing years ago though that the neatsfoot oil can destroy the stitching, has anyone else heard or experienced this?

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