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1940 pat boots restoration?

June 14 2012 at 12:26 PM

  (Login SACTECH)
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afternoon all, ive just purchased myself a pair of 1940 pattern boots for a very good price as they have seen better days, the rubber 'galosh' around the bottom is very deteriorated. does anybody have any ideas on how to restore this part of the boot, i may have a few ideas myself but any outside perspective would be genuinly useful. has anybody done this before? how did it turn out? thanks.

Daf
RAF Honington

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1940 boots

June 15 2012, 2:39 PM 

I would have a chat with your local cobblers he will advise you what to do once rubber starts perishing its lights out.

 
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Lawrence
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1940 Pattern Boots

June 17 2012, 11:54 AM 

What would a pair of size 12 40 Patt boots be worth?

They too need a bit of work on the rubbers.


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Lawrence

 
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(Login Piggyboo100)
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1940 Pattern RAF Boots

June 17 2012, 12:17 PM 

It all depends on the condition when you go on e-bay you can pick some up for about 180 - upwards I ve seen then go for over 400 in mint condition an really supple rubber.

 
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fair one!

June 17 2012, 6:32 PM 

judging by the recent prices on ebay, ud be looking at a fair bit. depends on how far gone the rubbers are. check out prices online, i was lucky i picked mine up (size 11) on ebay for 50 quid, your definatly looking at more than that. not to set this in stone but the last pair i see go on ebay went in exess of 200....

Daf
RAF Honington

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Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
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