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post #1 of 5 Old 05-30-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Inside of field boots staining?

Hello,
To start, sorry if this isn't in the right forum, I wasn't sure where to put it.

Anyways, I have a pair of Ariat Heritage Contour field boots that I've had for a month or maybe more, I guess, and I wear them once a week for lessons. I ride in jeans (I know, shame shame on me) but I haven't had the money to get a pair of breeches lately. My friend just gave me a pair though, so I have some :) I do have some riding tights but they are thin so my boots end up fitting kind of loose with them. Well when I'm riding, I sweat a good bit, which in turn makes my jeans damp and they dye from the jeans is staining the inside of my boots! The boots are a natural leather color on the inside and now, mostly at the top, there is blue.

Is there any way I can get this off? Its on the inside of the boot so you can't see it when I have to boot on but it still bothers me. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-30-2013, 11:52 PM
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Getting things out of stained leather is super hard. Once it stains it normally stays for good. The best thing to do would be to do a re-staining of the leather. However if you dont know how to do this. I would take them a leather shop and let them do it.
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I am a foster parent of teenage boys and you would not believe how much their sneakers matter to them. They take a toothbrush and a little diluted bleach and scrub them.

As it's on the inside, I really wouldn't care much, if it were me. But you sound like you care, so I suggest you take after the kids. And then stop riding in jeans, as it won't help.
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You'll have to be careful now that the blue dye inside the boots doesn't stain your breeches!!!!

I'd use a leather cleaner and gently try and rub the blue dye off. If that didn't work I'd maybe use a little white vinegar and water to try and lift the blue out of the leather.

It's annoying isn't it....I once bought a nice cream colored suede long jacket and the blue dye out of my jeans ruined it.....I took the jeans back to the store (they'd been washed atleast five times) and made them refund me AND replace my $300 coat......yeah I was mad. I had also added salt and vinegar to the wash with the jeans to set the dye.....
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Thanks everyone!

I have some saddle soap, can I use that to try and get it out?
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