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post #1 of 6 Old 07-01-2009, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Cleaning Tall Boots?

Hi everyone!

I have a question about my tall boots. A few days ago I was cleaning tack with saddle soap and leather conditioner. I went ahead and cleaned my boots too: the inside(side i grip with) and the outside. Only after I was done soaping and conditioning did my instructor tell me that the grip side of the tall boots should not be cleaned, because it becomes really slippery. I haven't ridden in them yet. I want to unslippery them up before camp and jumping starts.

How should I go about doing that?

Thanks SO much!
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-01-2009, 12:28 PM
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I`m not sure how you could but it only stays slippery for a while. If you have paddock boots and half chaps i would advise useing them.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-01-2009, 03:51 PM
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When I clean my boots I clean the whole boot and it does not make a difference. The best way to unslippery slippery new boots is to ride in them. You'll find that after a few good flat rides and maybe even a jumping lesson, the inside will start to "scuff" a little and be less slippery. Also, if you want a little more grip while you are trying to break them in, I use this spray called Sit Tite spray by Pharmaka. Amazing stuff.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-01-2009, 05:07 PM
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You should be fine. It makes it a little slippery, but more, it causes excess rub against the leather.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-01-2009, 05:52 PM
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I clean my whole boots as well. Don't put polish on the inside though!
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-01-2009, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by upnover View Post
I clean my whole boots as well. Don't put polish on the inside though!
I have heard this too....but only after I had completely polished my entire boots. But nothing bad happened. Why are you not supposed to do the inside calf?
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