Kiwi Outdoor Mink Oil Shoe Polish, 2-5/8 Oz
- Mink Oil Paste
- 2.65 oz. cannister
- Smooth natural feeling leather
- Conditions and waterproofs your outdoor shoes effectively
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1. I tucked the extra part of the laces into the top of the boot.
2. Rub the mink oil in by hand, use a good amount and rub it well into seams especially.
3. I removed the top over rack and moved the bottom rack to the lowest spot. put aluminum foil on the bottom rack.
4. I heated the oven to 160 degrees F. Once it was heated, I turned the oven OFF and put the boots in. I left the boots in about 18 minutes minutes with the oven off and the door SHUT.
5. After my timer went off after about 18 minutes, I took the boots out and let them cool. Once cool, the leather surface was completely dry and not oily at all. And the boots hardly had any smell either. All the mink oil was absorbed in the leather. Even the aluminum foil wasn't oily, it was all in the boots. And the leather was dry with no visible mink oil. And I used a lot of mink oil, I treated five pairs of boots (including two kids pairs) using the entire the can so I was using a lot and rubbing it in.
Notice I never had the boots in the oven with the oven turned on.
Step two: Using your index and middle finger, scoop out a healthy sized glob of the mink oil and apply it to the boot, leaving little daubs all over the boot.
Step three: Take another piece of clean, cut up t-shirt, and wrap it around your index and middle finger. Start working the daubs into the leather paying special attention to the seams. You still want to be able to see the yellowish paste in the seams when youre done, but should be rather colorless and hazy on the rest of the boot. Remember, you're going for a rather thick coat your first go around.
Step four: Once a liberal coat of mink oil has been applied, place boots on a baking sheet or something similar in a 160 - 170 degree oven, with the oven rack only as far down as needed to accommodate boot height. Bake for 15 - 25 minutes (depends on how much oil you used). WATCH the boots and once they have become glossy and smooth in appearance take them out.
Step five: After removing boots from the oven take the same rag you used to apply the first coat and start buffing using small circular motions. You should start to see only a small amount of haze after youre done.
Step six: Using only a horsehair brush, apply the final polish using light but quick strokes until you see no more haze. Remember you're not going for a mirror polish here, only a "just bought" look.Read more ›
This item, Kiwi Outdoor Mink Oil (from kiwicare.com), "contains a rich blend of mink oil, silicone, and lanolin which conditions and waterproofs smooth leather."
Got that? It's a blend of mink oil, silicone, and lanolin.
Directions (from kiwicare.com): "Work a thin coat of KIWI Mink Oil into leather and seams with a cloth of polish applicator. Wipe off excess immediately, and allow to dry for several hours."
OK, now lets compare to (Sara Lee) Kiwi Camp Dry Mink Oil, also sold by amazon.com, which comes in a 6-ounce yellow plastic tub. Here is the description (from kiwicare.com): "Camp Dry Mink Oil contains a multi-refined oil of mink that penetrates deeply into leather, restoring natural oils while conditioning and waterproofing."
If the Camp Dry Mink Oil has anything other than mink oil in it, they aren't telling. Note the BIG difference in application directions: "...apply with a soft cloth, working well into leather, particularly around the seams and stitching. Wipe off excess and allow the article to stand overnight before wearing."
Outdoor Mink Oil Polish is a blend of 3 major protection ingredients, and you can wear the boots after allowing a few hours to dry.
Camp Dry Mink Oil is (ostensibly) only mink oil, and you should let the boots stand overnight before wearing them.
But wait, there's more! Kiwi has a Boot Protector aerosol product (also sold by Amazon) which is described as straight silicone. The application directions are much different than either of the two "Mink Oil" products: "Spray entire surface from 7-10" away with a light, even coat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't receive the same product as the picture, and I have tried it, and I am disappointed... I will not buy again.Published 2 months ago by Roee Kidron
Works great. It didn't sink in or dry totally on its own even with a lot of elbow grease rubbing it in and still had a sort of gummy/sticky texture even 2 days later. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very happy with this product protects your work boots very well and it was delivered to me earlier then it's due datePublished 3 months ago by Sharon Krueger
Great on all leather, bags shoes ect. Waterproof and shine, I love it on all my shoes instead of polishPublished 3 months ago by joanne parson
This is a good product, easy to apply, has a good fragrance and keeps my leather shoes and boots supple and protected. Read morePublished 3 months ago by barbara s.
Great stuff,I worked it into my leather console in my vehicle and it's like new again,great product.Published 3 months ago by jmangi62
Smells terrible, and only contains enough mink oil for them to call it "mink oil", but it does shine and protect shoes as advertisedPublished 3 months ago by Samildanach