/ Scarpa Manta maintenance
I use the Scarpa H12 cream - seems to be fine....
+1 for the Nicwax stuff - in fact that's what I've just been doing! Works a treat. Been using it on my mantas for the past 4 years, they're still in great condition. Also use it on shoes and bike saddle, all doing well.
I use the Nikwax Nubuck & Suede Proof, which works well if the leather is clean.
> I use the Nikwax Nubuck & Suede Proof, which works well if the leather is clean.
I used for three years Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel and Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Proof. With these products I never managed to get the boot to a satisfactory level of waterproofness.
Now I have switched to using Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel and Grangers G-Wax. I am much more impressed with my boots' level of waterproofness.
I imagine that you can substitute Grangers G-Max Footwear Cleaner for Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel; they probably do exactly the same thing. Likewise I imagine that you can substitute Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather for Grangers G-Wax, which is what Deri Jones uses above.
Just make sure that you use wax. I find it much more effective than the runny liquid waterproofers such as Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Proof, Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof, Grangers Footwear Proofer, etc.
I used G-Wax on my Scarpa Attaks, and nothing on their replacement's, Raichle Mountain Trail GTX's apart from a stiff brush.
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