Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

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Old Man River
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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by Old Man River » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:57 pm

I aquired a discontinued old style,but little used Belstaff Waxed jacket a while ago, the wax had dried, so I contacted Belstaff to ask the best way to revitalise it... they recommend NOT to machine wash it at all, but to wipe down with a damp cloth, dry off then reapply waxing agent using either a cloth or a sponge. I followed the instructions on the Belstaff website, and it has come up a treat, like new in fact.

Incidentally, both Belstaff and Barbour do a reproofing and repairing service for their garments... if the jacket is serviceable, or a much loved older /discontinued one as mine is, if it needs a sort out, it must be well worth the effort of sending it away to be "refurbished".

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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by Harry » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:42 pm

It was a cheap copy, not a proper Belstaff/Barbour... hardly worth sending off....

(Not like the Motorcycle one one I loaned my brother and he sold for a tenner when they were selling for £300 second hand on THAT website)
:club:

it's come out all patchy and streaky.... I have some Nikwax, so I shall give it a coating and it'll do for a spare... :Thumb:
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by Scott » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:38 pm

OldTackle wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Scott wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:17 am
I put mine in the washing machine then just rewax.
Does Jen know that, mate? :Scared:
No, but it was an old machine. :Chuckle:

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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by Reedling » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:25 am

This is how I have done mine in the past...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwLg1qgr518
The warming up of the jacket after application really helps, I originally used the tumble dryer, not a good move from me with er indoors! :Scared:

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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by Harry » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:54 am

Mine is still drying out after the wash yesterday.... going to give it a spray with the Nikwax as soon as it's fully dry
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by Mitch300 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:20 am

The older they are, the better they look when rewaxed! The way Barbour do it is to heat the jacket and the wax before applying, so it spreads easily. I redo mine every summer, on one of the hottest days of the year. I leave them in the car with the windows closed for half an hour, to get them nice and warm, then wax away. Hang them up for a couple of days and they are well proofed and look as good as new.

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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by Ally » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:16 pm

I never washed mine, your not supposed to. It just rotted after about 30 years

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