Anti-clagging compound for boots?

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Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by liamnolan » Thu May 31, 2018 10:10 am

Are there any compounds that can be applied to boot soles to tackle the accumulation of clay and thus weighing a ton inside 10 mins and nearly breaking your ankles? Or any tips? Liam ::g


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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by Regis » Thu May 31, 2018 10:30 am

Wd40 might help. But then can’t wear the footwear anywhere apart from Fields

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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by SuperRed » Thu May 31, 2018 10:37 am

liamnolan wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:10 am
Are there any compounds that can be applied to boot soles to tackle the accumulation of clay and thus weighing a ton inside 10 mins and nearly breaking your ankles? Or any tips? Liam ::g
Could try these Liam? ;)
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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by beaubrummell » Thu May 31, 2018 11:50 am

Dubbin works great on the uppers of the boot to stop the mud from clinging. Not sure how it would be on the soles though.
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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by Koala » Thu May 31, 2018 12:14 pm

Never tried it but teflon spray works on MTB tyres. Cant see why it wouldn't work on boots


Plastic bags work in snow ????


Of cause some are going to be lethal on wet pavements.


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I was out and it was so bad i could hardly stand up.

Got a signal near the surface.


Then it disappeared.


Checked the spade. Checked my boots. Checked around the hole nothing

Took some more out of the hole nothing.

Put the detector down and tried the pinpointer in the hole nothing.


Swing the detector again and right infont of the hole lying on the surface a lizzy sixpence.


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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by sanjuro » Thu May 31, 2018 2:44 pm

a few of our lads use this i was amazed when i first saw one of them walk into thick muddy quagmire and then walk out with perfectly clean boots

https://www.diy.com/departments/rust-ol ... 905_BQ.prd

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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by Tomo » Thu May 31, 2018 6:45 pm

sanjuro wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:44 pm
a few of our lads use this i was amazed when i first saw one of them walk into thick muddy quagmire and then walk out with perfectly clean boots

https://www.diy.com/departments/rust-ol ... 905_BQ.prd
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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by thefiggis » Thu May 31, 2018 6:45 pm

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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by Phil2401 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:00 pm

You'll make a bob or two if you come up with the answer to that one Liam..

Redesigned disposable overshoes maybe - the cheap plastic thingies - make em larger and change em after half an hour of bog hopping...

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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by Dave8472 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:02 pm

My mate wrapped hessian sheet over his boots and said it worked well, tied it on with string.

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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by liamnolan » Thu May 31, 2018 7:15 pm

I suppose its partly a matter of suction. The Sat Nav fails to stick onto condensation on the glass, so perhaps the clay may not cling if enough moisture is there. There is one very good Rally held down in Suffolk that has some fields with heavy clay, so people just go on for 10 mins and then struggle off to choose somewhere else, Liam OooO
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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by sanjuro » Thu May 31, 2018 9:19 pm

Tomo wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 6:45 pm
sanjuro wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:44 pm
a few of our lads use this i was amazed when i first saw one of them walk into thick muddy quagmire and then walk out with perfectly clean boots

https://www.diy.com/departments/rust-ol ... 905_BQ.prd
Links not working
working fine for me here is what its called Rust-Oleum Liquid repelling treatment

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Re: Anti-clagging compound for boots?

Post by alloverover » Thu May 31, 2018 9:32 pm

liamnolan wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 7:15 pm
I suppose its partly a matter of suction. The Sat Nav fails to stick onto condensation on the glass, so perhaps the clay may not cling if enough moisture is there. There is one very good Rally held down in Suffolk that has some fields with heavy clay, so people just go on for 10 mins and then struggle off to choose somewhere else, Liam OooO
I have heard of socks on over your boots Liam, ive never tried it but it apparently works.

I am one of those who used to just plug away when it was like that, untill I realised that every time, I had to take a couple of days off work with a bad back, the clay high heels really used to strain my back.

I reckon bare feet is the answer, a layer of moisture ( sweat ) between your foot and the clay, you just would be hoping each dig to be shallower and shallower as the spade dug in deeper and deeper [-( ,,,,, :D ::g

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