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on September 15, 2011
For those of you who are not sure how to apply Mink oil I thought I'd post this helpful, most effective way of doing it.

I've used this method for my light grey Timberland boots, my Seabago Tremont medium brown boots and my brother's work boots.

You will need:
-a small pait brush
-mink oil
-disposable small container
-newspaper
-oven

So gather your shoes clean any dirt off of them and place them in the hoven, you'll probably only fit 2 to 3 pairs at a time. Then turn the oven on bake at 170F, notice this is fahrenheit degrees convert if needed.
Leave the boots in there for about 10 mins just to get the leather nice and warm, don't worry about the soles, they should stand this temperature with no problem even rubber soles, if you're scared check if the soles are getting soft after 5 mins. again this won't be a problem.
While the leather gets warm take about half of the mink oil from the container and place it in a small plastic deposable tupperware or other small container. You'll need to microwave the oil for about 5 mins.
Get some newspaper to protect where you'll be working, mink oil is kinda of like candle wax only more grease.
Once liquid remove the oil and apply to the warm boots, this is done so the leather absorbs the oil much better and the liquid oil doesn't turn solid by touching the otherwise cold boot. Do one pair at a time and leave the others in the oven, half a container should do 3 pairs with no problem.
Make sure to brush every seem and crease especially around the sole.
Once one pair is done you might have to remicrowave the oil again, do so and you may place the oiled boots in the oven again for another 5-10 mins just to get any excess oil melted and absorbed.
Repeat for any other pair of shoes you may have.
Remove the shoes from the oven and let them cool down and dry if needed still. I'd give them overnight before wearing them again.
Once done remicrowave the oil one last time so that you can pour the left over back onto the can :)

I've used this method a few times now and the results are great, I usually do it around this time of the year when the rainy season starts. I'll repeat again next year around this time again. This will not discolor your shoes, once dried they will return to the same color. This will also not make them shiny.

Now for the review, for the price this is great, I saw this at the local supermarket for $5.50. Does what it says.
But I think my method of application is better in many ways therefor I'm knocking one star off, the directions on the can are not the best.
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