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Hayabusa 04-06-2013 09:02 PM

waterproofing boots with WD-40?
Has anyone heard about waterproofing boots with WD-40?

I think my boots are currently like giant sponges and my feet end up wet and damp even in below zero conditions... = very numb toes

I know probably Nikwax is the way to go.
The stores are closed now and I'm headed out early tomorrow so I'm looking for an alternative?

or how long does Nikwax take to work?
Can I just run in the store first thing in the morning and spray/apply then hit the snow?


ShredLife 04-06-2013 09:12 PM

your boots are done.

Treegreen 04-06-2013 09:12 PM

WD40 is not a waterproofer. It disperses. Pretty sure the only thing it'd do is make your boots flammable and probably dry rot them.

bamfb2 04-06-2013 09:27 PM

WD 40 is the worst idea I've ever heard.

You are better off buying a tub of lard and slathering that on.

Hayabusa 04-06-2013 09:47 PM

got the idea from reader's digest :p

so should I run to the store in the morning the get nikwax?
will it work within like 30mins?

ShredLife 04-06-2013 09:52 PM

if your boots are soaking thru neither nikwax or wd40 :giggle: will do anything at all.

your only hope for prolonging the life in these fuckers is duct/gorilla tape or shoe-goo. or both. and lots.

Hayabusa 04-06-2013 09:57 PM

but I only got them like 2 months ago...
Ride Sage Boa Coiler Snowboard Boots - Women's 2013 | evo

They have fabric portions on parts of the outer boot and that's where I think the wetness is seeping in from

Treegreen 04-06-2013 10:21 PM

Sounds like you need to warranty them. New boots like that should not be letting in moisture unless you've just trashed them with gouges.

Hayabusa 04-06-2013 10:34 PM

i guess I'll have to try that... :(
meanwhile I guess I'll have to continue to ride with them though O_o

kev711 04-06-2013 10:53 PM

what i do to keep my feet dry is i'll take the boot liner out, put the liner in a plastic bag, trim the bag to the size of the boot liner then put the liner with the plastic bag, back inside the boot.

It helps keep your feet stay dry

i hope that makes sense

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