After months of wondering how to clean my wellies I looked online and found this forum!
I weighed all the options and decided to check the outdoor store that I work in (REI) for the UV TECH Spray by McNett. We had it for $14.95 for 16 oz. in a spray bottle. I bought it and came home to directly try it. (It does say for boats and wetsuits but also says for rubber surfaces).
The recipe is this: Washcloth, UV TECH SPRAY, and a lot of elbow grease! My boots look better than they did when I bought them! Actually shiny!
I used the olive oil on the boots with a sponge. I think the trick is to wipe off the white film, but be sure your not re-wiping it back on the boot. They still have a lite film, but they look SO much better. I think Im going to go pick up some armorall and do one coat of that, then they should be perfect!
After reading these, I just used organic PAM cooking spray with canola oil on my black Wellies and got a result similar to this ^^^I didn't want to waste my expensive olive oil... I think the key is wiping the marks off...weirdly the oil gets like absorbed by the rubber>>>let's see if it lasts!
I got my Hunters a few months ago and was waiting for the rain to wear them, a month later when I went to put them on they were covered in that grey white film!! I was so upset as I had not even worn them yet! So I stumbled upon this forum and read through everyones blog. I did the olive oil, the make up remover, shaving cream etc... nothing worked! I figured I was just going to have to go out of my way to buy the UV tech stuff, but then I got an idea, and I kid you not it worked!! The answer is.... The purple (Fresh Mint) Listerine Mouth Wash! Just saturate a wash cloth with it and scrub away! It is like magic! I felt like I found the cure to cancer! So of course I had to come blog this! So seriously try it! they will sparkle like new!!
Try a car tire cleaner called Wet N' Black to clean dark colored boots.The boots are rubber just like a tire I used it on my fiances black boots that looked white and they now look better than new. Spray the cleaner on and rub it in very evenly do not let overspray hit the bottom of the boot they will be very slippery and try to do it outside or in the garage. Make sure you rub the product in very good. Turtle Wax makes the cleaner. All tire cleaners contain the same as hunters cleaner UV inhibitors. Repeat the cleaning if the boots are in very bad blooming stage.
i just got my Huntress gloss a couple of days ago. while i love the fit and how the boot looks, i did get a little bummed because of it already having the white film, straight out of the box! now i have to figure out how to take this out before i wear it for the first time......