Motocross Boot cleaning and care.....

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  1. B2600i

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    So, I finally got a pair of MX boots and I got 'em good and muddy. Now how should I clean them? Dish soap and water with a soft brush? After they dry should I use something to keep the leather from drying out? BTW, they're Fox Forma-Pro boots.
    Your help and opinions are appreciated!
     

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  2. FruDaddy

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    I usually just hose mine off and let them dry. I try to do it while they are upside down so the inside will stay relatively dry. Occasionally, I will spray a bit of cleaner on them and hit them with a bristle brush. Hondabrite, Cycle Wash, Simple Green, or something similar is what I typically use. If you feel compelled, a little leather conditioner wouldn't hurt.
     
  3. Sawblade

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    I use my power washer to remove the heavy stuff. Then, hit the boots with Simple Green and a soft brush , followed by a rinse then left too dry in the shade.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I gave them a bath with dishsoap and a brush and they look new again. Thanks for the washing them upside down tip and drying them in the shade.

    So, does anyone use a leather treatment/conditioner or are these things that tough that you just throw them into the corner of the garage until the next ride?
     
  5. KX02

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    With my boots I there is hardly any exposed leather to put treatment on. Like said above, I gently wash mine with a sponge/brush and allow to dry in a well ventilated area. Also when coming back from a ride make sure you at least get them out of your gear bag and somewhere where they can air dry. Do not let them fester!
     
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    i just hose mine off and let them dry in the sun
    sometimes i just hose the inside seeing as we ride alot and mud is plentiful
     
  7. CerkMX

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    I use the ole hose method as well...those babies see a heck of a lot worse on trails...a little hose isn't gonna hurt 'em any!
     
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    Does anyone know how to get the yellowish stains out of my boots? they look gross and I can't seem to find anything potent enough to get them out.
     
  9. MXobssesed4

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    mine are white and simple green keeps em lookin fresh
     
  10. leather wax

    On the first pair of boots I had I applied leather wax every time.. and probably too much.. they turned really crappy, pretty sure it rooted the leather. I now use just a little bit of liquid leather conditioner on a cloth and wipe over just to pump some life back into the colour :)
     

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