1940 pat boots restoration?

1940 pat boots restoration?

Joined: September 12th, 2011, 5:26 pm

June 14th, 2012, 4:26 pm #1

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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Joined: May 5th, 2012, 6:01 pm

June 15th, 2012, 6:39 pm #2

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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Joined: October 15th, 2003, 6:24 pm

June 17th, 2012, 3:54 pm #3

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

They too need a bit of work on the rubbers.


Cheers


Lawrence
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June 17th, 2012, 4:17 pm #4

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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Joined: September 12th, 2011, 5:26 pm

June 17th, 2012, 10:32 pm #5

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

They too need a bit of work on the rubbers.


Cheers


Lawrence
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,
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