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Jim1064
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Now I'm really cheesed off... Reply with quote

I just discovered that, during the last 8 months, a leaking hypoid gear oil bottle has drip-fed one of my four-season all leather Meindl mountain boots Evil or Very Mad. About a quarter of a pint of oil has totally impregnated the entire boot. And it stinks.

They're about 20 years old, it took me 10 years and a resole to break them in and right now they are - were - perfect... Sad

I need ideas how to extract the oil. Any suggestions?

I hate the thought of having to bin them... Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but absolutely nae chance.........

Wear a nose clip to stop the smell.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could join a ramblers group in the hope that they will leave and stick to country parks in future to avoid the smell.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: Now I'm really cheesed off... Reply with quote

Jim1064 wrote:
I just discovered that, during the last 8 months, a leaking hypoid gear oil bottle has drip-fed one of my four-season all leather Meindl mountain boots Evil or Very Mad. About a quarter of a pint of oil has totally impregnated the entire boot. And it stinks.

They're about 20 years old, it took me 10 years and a resole to break them in and right now they are - were - perfect... Sad

I need ideas how to extract the oil. Any suggestions?

I hate the thought of having to bin them... Crying or Very sad


provided it wont damage the leather, you can try soaking it in something like muckoff, or similar degreaser, might work

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do the same to the other boot...

...then at least they'll match.

OK - getting me coat...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a wide range of socks that will keep your feet/foot clean from the oil. Rubber and latex socks on the net range from industrial to perv Laughing

I can only think to soak it in vegetable oil to draw out the gear oil? Anything alcohol or detergent will mean the natural oils need replacing in the leather. I think I'd wash them out as best I could, store them full of news paper when not in use and just wear thick woolly socks.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could fill with oil spill granuals or cat litter , that should soak out most of it .
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spannerman69 wrote:
you could fill with oil spill granuals or cat litter , that should soak out most of it .


Cat litter granules - of course! I'll try that.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure that you use NEW cat litter granules. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wilbert Robinson wrote:
Make sure that you use NEW cat litter granules. Laughing Laughing


That made I larf Laughing Laughing

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