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How to fix a crampon gouge on a boot toe...?

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Hypothetically, if one were clumsy enough to put a crampon gouge halfway through the leather of a new left boot toe, hypothetically how would one satisfy his/her anal desire to "repair" said gouge?

 

Pour a puddle of shoe goo on it and let it dry? Will shoe goo stick to leather that has been sno-sealed?

 

Any other hypothetical suggestions?

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Did it bite into the leather and actually remove material?

 

If it didn't, you can heat it in the oven a bit and rework the leather.

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have a professional fix it, they will always be able to a better job than you, and when it comes to expensive boots...

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I would probably go with a heat gun instead of the oven if you are going to do it yourself. It allows you to heat it locally and not overcook the whole boot. contact your local stoner or hardware store to see where you might be able to borrow one.

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Thanks to all...

 

Yes, bit into leather some.

 

I encountered slush on glacier & snow field this weekend, no leaks, all is well.

 

I will likely take it to Page next time I get over that way, see what he sez.

 

Thanks again...

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9 yr update.

 

I never did any repair.

 

I put 130 hard days per year on these boots, many wet, many snowy, many dry rocky.

 

I'm still banging away, and they're still rockin along. That initial crampon cut was deep. This leather must be really thick.

 

Snowseal is good.

 

asolo TPS 520 GV.

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