Monday, July 13, 2009
It always rains here in Stavanger - on and off, like a humongous sprinkler moving back and forth. So - I wanted to bring out my fabulous Hunter boots to jump puddles on my way through town. Unfortunately the boots looked horrible - but luckily, the sun came out, so I didn't have to strut around in them in public. But - how to fix them? I've tried before, with mediocre results.
But listen - throw out the Hunter UV Tech Spray and your cleaning sponge! No - just kidding - as it's a GREAT protector for the great news I am about to tell you!
As you can see, I have tried EVERYTHING but my boots are guilty as charged for their sheer nastiness of producing this crazy white film. If you are also one of the unfortunate owners of Hunter boots or "wellies" in general that get this same problem, I am in high hopes to have saved you!
Did you know that the rubber actually sweats out a fat which causes this white film? Too bad they couldn't be alive to tell us what we should do to cure them of such a condition!
I was washing my face the other day with Olive oil. Yes, it is actually a great astringent along with Vitamin E capsules (takes off dead skin cells). I thought to get rid of oil you need MORE oil!
So, I went out and bought Olive Oil and VOILA! It worked like a charm! What you need to do is grab a cloth and lay your boots on a surface you don't mind getting a little messy. Next, take some oil and throw a generous amount on your boots and work it in circular motions. If you want to test an area, put a dab on the cloth and then rub it in. I started that way, and then I was getting into it and doused my boots in it! :)
After that was finished - I took a damp cloth of warm water and just wiped any remaining oil off the boots. Then, I rejuvenated and protected them with the UV protector spray. Back to beautiful!
Tried, Tested and True!
Hope this works for you!