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how do you treat pattens

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:13 pm
by aidanwallis
ok i got a pair of pattens from anna at torm yesterday
befor i go and chrisen them on the grass :twisted:
is there something i should put on the bottem to stop them rotting
i thought maby beeswax :roll:

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:24 pm
by The Methley Archer
Or a couple of coatings of linseed oil to soak in and then a quick rub with the beeswax.

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:24 pm
by Phil the Grips
Only if you want to skate all over the place whenever you go on wooden floors. Linseed may be a better choice.

*fond memories of watching NMA fans on dancefloors wearing paraclogs that did the same*

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:20 pm
by matilda
haven't had the need to do anything to mine - the bottom wears away, so it doesn't have time to rot.

I wouldn't put anything waxy anywhere near them, as Phil pointed out - the things are slippery enough on wood, smooth slate/concrete and even some tarmac.

I seem to recall Fox sliding rather nicely down the path from Oystermouth castle......

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:11 am
by guthrie
I've put linseed oil on mine at the end of every season and sometimes once during it. I've had them for 6 years, and they are doing fine, even after getting a tide mark from the mud at Tewkesbury last year.
The raw oil penetrates better. And I havn't managed to get a cloth to spontaneously combust yet.

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:39 am
by Fox
I wear them down fast enough they only ever last a few years.

Mine are untreated and do not rot.

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:40 pm
by Colin Middleton
I've a pair of Ana's pattens too. After about 2 years of use, the leather hinge has started to strech. and the soles are looking pretty worn. Other than that, no problems.

I'm not sure if the problem with the hinge is that I've been wearing them in all sorts of crap weather (at Bolton last year, I got 2" jets of water out each side of the hinge every time I put my foot down :shock: ), or if it's because I've oiled them too much and the leather's got 'over supple'.

I oiled then top and bottom every time I did my shoes for the last 2 years, but nothing else. The linsead oil sounds like a good idea, but you'll wear it off the sole really quickly.

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:39 am
by Ben Rodgers
I find they where out much quicker than rotting out, Ive found the hinge bit start to go but it is because of wear and tear not the craftsmanship. However really adverse weather a Colin said, probably doesnt help their cause

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:14 pm
by gregory23b
If you used them as often as 'they' did, then would be seen as something very temporary.

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:32 am
by aidanwallis
i have bexswaxed them. but on the sides not on the sole

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:53 am
by Alice the Huswyf
I treat mine like the cheap mud-whores they are. Badly.