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Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please. 1205

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,053 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« on: February 06, 2013, 11:06:08 AM »
Hi all,

I found a bargain Marks and Spencers Waxed Jacket in a charity shop which fits me perfectly and only cost £8.00.

I'm really pleased with it and would like to rewax it as I think it needs doing.

I've never owned a wax jacket beofre so I wondered if anyone has any tips or experience they can share.........

Cheers  :salute:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,081 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 12:20:18 PM »
You can get Barbour Wax which is easy to apply ... just follow the intructions on the tin  :tu:



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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,081 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 12:23:58 PM »



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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,053 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 12:32:44 PM »
You can get Barbour Wax which is easy to apply ... just follow the intructions on the tin  :tu:

Perfect - thanks for the link - I'll order some and get cracking!

Cheers  :salute:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 01:13:58 PM »
I have a Belstaff jacket and pants, I beleive I used the wax that Belstaff made, not sure if they make it anymore.Try British Motorcycle Gear or Belstaff directly. Barbour is good from what i hear.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 01:21:52 PM »
It's pretty easy actually.

It's best to apply outside on a sunny day.  Warm the tin of wax so it is almost liquid.  Quickly brush it on, getting it roughly smooth but don't obsess on evenness.  Give it a day or so before assessing the color smoothness. You can adjust a bit with more warmed wax and a hairdryer to  smooth things.

Start from top (shoulders) and work down the coat.

Trad beat me to it.  :salute: 

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,053 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 01:52:12 PM »
Excellent advice as usual - thanks everyone.

I've noticed a few very small holes where the cotton has broken. Can these be patched somehow? They're not big enough to sew (or even patch) and there are only 2 on the whole jacket as far as I can see.

I'll wait for a warm day to arrive before I start  :D

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,081 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 01:58:52 PM »
If there too small for even a single stitch, I probably wouldn't bother - just let the wax take care of it  ;)



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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,053 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 02:11:50 PM »
If there too small for even a single stitch, I probably wouldn't bother - just let the wax take care of it  ;)

Yes - they're tiny - I'll take your advice and leave it to the wax.

Is the Barbour wax superior to other waxes or is there much difference in the brands?

I live in Gloucester and there are a few shops selling Barbours so I may be able to get some in town.

Cheers again

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 02:12:53 PM »
You don't have to wait for a warm day, just do it in a warm room ;)
Barbour wax is only about £7 and one tin will do the coat, use clean cotton cloths to apply the wax (old cotton t shirts are good for this) and rub it in well.

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Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 02:17:53 PM »
A friend recently sent me some homemade waterproofing formula in an Altoids tin, that he made following a .  I haven't used it yet, but since it'll keep for a while I can still decide what I want to eventually use it on...  He'd also sent me a jacket waxing video, by the previously mentioned Barbour.  8)

« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 02:22:15 PM by Stormdrane »

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,053 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 02:25:23 PM »
I love this site! Advice coming in from all over the Globe.

Cheers everyone!

Dr Gonzo - Thanks - I live in a flat (apartment block(?)) so indoors is better for me as I have no garden! Also £7.00 is good value for such a nice coat. I'll get Barbour then.

Stormdrane, I'll check that youtube vid out as I'm a DIY fan. I think I'll use shop bought wax to start with so I can perfect my technique and then see about making some DIY stuff up.

Thanks all  :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 02:30:40 PM »
Maybe do it in the kitchen with the heating on and the stove on also that should be warm enough, you need to keep the wax in a pan of hot water so its liquid.
The wax has gone up a little since I last bought some, still under a tenner delivered though ;)
http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Barbour-Thornproof-Dressing.html?utm_source=GoData&gdftrk=gdfV23564_a_7c1565_a_7c7165_a_7c447568&gclid=CNjzyszkobUCFa3KtAodcQsAVQ

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,053 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 02:34:36 PM »
Maybe do it in the kitchen with the heating on and the stove on also that should be warm enough, you need to keep the wax in a pan of hot water so its liquid.
The wax has gone up a little since I last bought some, still under a tenner delivered though ;)
http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Barbour-Thornproof-Dressing.html?utm_source=GoData&gdftrk=gdfV23564_a_7c1565_a_7c7165_a_7c447568&gclid=CNjzyszkobUCFa3KtAodcQsAVQ

A tenner is still good value to prolong the life of the coat - Id never be able to afford to replace it!

Cheers  :tu:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
Hero Member Posts: 911
Re: Rewaxing a jacket - advice needed please.
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 12:00:09 AM »
I use a hair drier to met the wax. A sponge to apply and the hair drier to ensure it is worked in well.

 

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