Limmer Boot Grease
Lengthen the life of your boots with the boot grease made by Peter Limmer, III.
Limmer Boot Grease is a natural leather treatment that when used as directed, will not over-soften or break down leather over time.
The recipe contains all natural hydrocarbons, lanolin, silicone, oils, and a just little white camphor oil. That camphor oil was added because Peter's dog tried to eat the original mix, plus camphor oil smells nice.
Most leather products have a polish on them when they are new. The polish will not accept new leather treatment to penetrate the leather until it begins to wear off after a few initial wears. Once the polish is off, begin applying Limmer Boot Grease to the leather. Light coats should be applied, the grease should absorb into the leather within 10-15 minutes at room temperature, never use artificial heat! During the break in period ( the first few weeks) you may grease the leather as much as three times a week, remember light coats. Areas where the grease seems to be standing is most likely areas where the polish has not worn off yet. If there is standing grease you may consider wiping excess off at this point. Standing grease could allow grit to start forming on the leather. When appropriately greased, you will be able to pull your fingers across the boot and see a slight shine on the leather with no real feeling of grease on your fingers.
As the leather absorbs the grease you will notice that the color of the leather is turning darker and loosing its new shine look. At this point you may want to start slowing down on the applications, reapply only after the leather no longer repels water or looses its deep color
A well greased piece of leather will require applications in intervals of a couple of weeks. This will depend on the use and conditions where the boots have been used. Once the leather is conditioned under normal circumstances you should only have to apply the grease maybe every two to three weeks, but you will find a routine that works for your situation. Always try to apply grease to clean dry leather, remember for the safety of the leather never us artificial heat to speed dry the leather!
Motorcycle Jackets and Chaps
Leather Bicycle Seats - VeloOrange recommends Limmer Boot Grease for Leather Bicycle Seats