Make sure to read through the instructions and watch the demo video before starting. If you have any questions, call, email, or Facebook message us. If you don’t want to apply Tuff Toe yourself, we have nationwide retailers who can apply it for you, click here for the directory.
You’ll see an arrow (we’ve highlighted ours in the photo), line it up to the center of your cleats toe. Now check it and trim off any part of the cleat or Molded Pro so that the Molded Pro fits flush against the cleat.
Now that the Molded Pro is trimmed, you’ll use a pencil to trace the area where you will sand and apply adhesive to. You can use a marker or pen but a pencil is easier to remove and leaves a cleaner finish.
Sand the leather upper, any foam and plastic surfaces well with the included sandpaper. You can speed this up by using a dremmel or sanding wheel. Otherwise you’ll need to sand until all surfaces are rough.
Apply the adhesive first to the Molded Pro, you should have enough to apply sparingly, bout don’t overload it. Smear the adhesive to an even layer with the included popsicle stick.
Next, move onto the cleat and do the same as you did with the Molded Pro, applying to an even layer then spreading with the popsicle stick.
Wait 10 Min for the adhesive to set before continuing.
Grab your Molded Pro and line it up before you press it to your cleat. You don’t have to press hard, the next step is where the adhesion and custom forming takes place.
The material is still setting up and if you simply put the boot down the material will run to the sole. You want the material to be focused on the toe tip, so rotate the boot for 1-2 mins with the toe tip pointed down.
A full 24 hrs is recommended for a full cure, however you will see that within 90 mins the material will be 80% cured. If you have to use your boots before the 24 hrs we recommend putting them in a warm area to help speed up the process (a hot car or in front of a heater works great).
Matte Or Glossy
Optional: For a matte finish simply wait for 30 to 45 min and lightly touch to make sure it feels slightly tacky. If your Tuff Toe feels sticky then wait another 5 min and retest. Rub your finger across the Tuff Toe and you will see the sheen removed.
IMPORTANT BOOT PREP TIPS
Check your boots for oil levels.
The few times we have had Tuff Toe not adhere to a shoe or boot is when the footwear material is either not prepped properly or is simply low quality leather or plastic.
Q: How do I Order Custom Dip Tuff Toe Aplication?
A: You’ll need to follow the instructions here and make sure you fill out the Custom Application Order Form and send it in with your Shoes/Cleats/Boots.
Q: Where Can I find the Custom Application Order Form for My Cleats?
A: Either go to this page and click on the link or go to the Custom Applied Product Page here.
Q: Where does Tuff Toe ship from?
A: Anaheim, CA 92807
Q: What is your return policy?
A: See our return policy on our home page under Information. Tuff Toe Inc. will replace any item purchased from the website within 30 days of the order date with the following stipulations:
Q: How do I carry Tuff Toe products to sell?
A: Any brick and mortar retailer with a valid re-sale certificate can apply for account set up at email@example.com.
Q: Where can I find the application instructions on paper?
A: You can print the instructions for Tuff Toe by clicking here.
Q: Will Tuff Toe bond to itself?
A: Yes. Just sand the existing Tuff Toe, wipe with rubbing alcohol or other solvent and re-apply.
Q: What if I have spots where the Tuff Toe didn’t cure?
A: This is usually due to failure to ‘equalize the cartridge’. To fix, remove the uncured portion of the Tuff Toe and re-sand the area that needs more material including the surrounding Tuff Toe, and clean with solvent. Use another mixer tip (we provide three) and dispense a 2” line of Tuff Toe onto scratch paper in order to ensure that side A & B are reaching the tip at the same time. Apply Tuff Toe to the sanded area and it should cure.
Q: My boot has a hole with the steel toe showing. Can I cover it with Tuff Toe?
A: Yes. Sand the steel and the leather toe cap. Apply a coating of Tuff Toe over just the exposed steel portion on both boots. After this is set up change mixer tips, dispense an inch line on scratch paper to make sure A and B are reaching the tip at the same time, and apply a coating of Tuff Toe over the entire toe cap. You will get a double coating on the formerly exposed steel toe area where you abuse your boot the most. Make sure to use all of the Tuff Toe for one pair of boots.
Q: Is the Tuff Toe safe for firemen?
A: Tuff Toe has passed the NFPA 1971-07, 8.11 modified melting test. This means Tuff Toe did not melt or drip at 500 degrees F when exposed to that temp in an oven for 5 minutes. The flashpoint for cured Tuff Toe is 742 degrees F. We have many firemen wearing Tuff Toe without incident.
Q: Is Tuff Toe safe around electricity?
A: Yes. Tuff Toe passed the NFPA 1971-2007, 8.32 & ASTM F2412 which means Tuff Toe does not conduct electricity. Some folks use Tuff Toe to insulate wiring.
Q: Is Tuff Toe water proof?
A: Yes. Many folks have fixed fishing waders and covered the welts of their boots for protection. Tuff Toe passed NFPA 1901-07, 7.10.17 water penetration test. No water shall penetrate.
Q: Are there other uses for Tuff Toe?
A: Tuff Toe is designed for abrasion, water, and chemical resistance. Although we can’t guarantee effectiveness we have heard people using Tuff Toe as an adhesive, sealant, rubber repair, leather repair, upholstery and luggage repair, auto bumper patching, wire insulation, tire repair and more.