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I just bought a brand new pair of 07 Thor quadrants, and they are my first pair, and I am wondering what I can do to keep them new as possible. How do you guys clean your boots and keep them in good shape?

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one thing i was told is to store them lying down on their side, not standing up. supposedly, this keeps the weight of the boots from bending 'collapsing' the ankle part. you can see when you stand your boots up that the kinda bend over a bit at the ankle (mine do anyway) so i guess laying them down might help with this. :censored:

whatever, its not too much trouble to do so i do this anyway. whether it actually helps or not...i have no idea...

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i care for mine by putting them on my feet, then washing them with a pressure washer when i get home, then i dry them upside down so all the water runs out from inside :censored:

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They say not to leave them out in the direct sunlight. After you wash them, let them dry in your garage or something. I don't know if it really makes a difference, but I guess it is bad for the leather to sit in the sun for long periods of time.

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There an article somewhere on here where a member rubs his boots down with some sort of wax\leather conditioner????? Then he bakes them in the oven.

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Get yourself a set of PEET boot dryers. They cost between $30 and $40. They dry your boots properly, overnight, without damaging them. They are also a good place to store the boots, because there is no stress on the ankle of the boot.

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I use Sno-Seal on the leather, it's a wax leather treatment. Just heat the boot up with a hair dryer/heat gun and rub it on, it softens the leather and waterproofs it. That and taking a hose to them post ride is all I've done. Dry them right side up or they won't completely dry, it allows the evaporating water to escape.

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i spray mine with simple green and hose them off then scrub them with a stiff brush. Year old white tech 6's and they still look pretty new.

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I gently hose (not pressure wash) and big chunks of mud off while using a nylon brush. Then a day or so later, when they're dry I use a clean rag and some Formula 409 to get them really clean. I know lots of people love Simple Green, but I'll take 409 any day for the same parts. It's safer, doesn't stink and in my opinion works just as well.

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Why did they lock your thread?

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ALL threads in the technical forum are locked from additional posting, and all submissions in that forum must be reviewed and approved before publication to keep the fluff to a minimum.

Oh yes, I didn’t even realize it was in the "Technical Articles & Tips Section " section.

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I second the sno-seal application. Though, there's little leather on my Berik OVS boots. I also used the sno-seal welt-seal on the stitching holding the sole and plastic panels on. I think it will help prolong the stitching by keeping water and mud away. I thought it would also totally waterproof them but I found they leaked through slightly in the toe area with prolonged exposure washing my bike.

Also Eddie aka Burned suggested liberating some traffic cones and storing them upside down on the cone. That's what I do when they're not on the boot dryer!

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Get yourself a set of PEET boot dryers. They cost between $30 and $40. They dry your boots properly, overnight, without damaging them. They are also a good place to store the boots, because there is no stress on the ankle of the boot.

That`s a great advice for a pair of piece of crap bots that cost around $90 bucks. :S

Those boots wont last long.

The sole on my boots got wasted in less than 3 months. And the ankle support was gone after the 7th ride or so.

Just wash them until they die and buy yourself another pair or upgrade to a better one.

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I store my boots hanging upside down from the sole, this helps with the crumple around the ankle

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My tech 8's will be 3 years old this june. I just wash them off with the hose and scrub them with a nylon brush when needed. Let them dry for a day or 2 and then i use Redwing boot oil on the leather. I put the oil on about once a month. My boots are always standing up and ive never had a problem with crumpling.

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I'm pretty careless with my boots. I just throw them in the garage when I'm done with them, and the only time I wash them is if they're covered in mud or something. They dont show any signs of falling apart any time soon.

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