BC Australian Leather Hat

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Dave Burr
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Re: BC Australian Leather Hat

Post by Dave Burr » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:33 am

Jeremy Croxall wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:22 am
Dave Burr wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Jeremy Croxall wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Dave Burr wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:27 am
Jeremy Croxall wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:13 am
Hi chaps, I have bought a BC leather hat which has a nubuck/suede type finish and wondered about water proofing, is there a spray on water proofer that doesn't smell like pear drops!
Would appreciate any advice or suggestions.....
Many thanks. :Hat:
Maybe next time you should buy a hat from a country where it rains more :tea:
Mr Burr, the tropical regions of Australia, in the north of the country, including the equatorial and sub-tropical zones have high temperatures and high humidity and distinct wet and dry seasons. In the Australian tropics the wet season, called the monsoon season, lasts about six months. :snooty:
Why then would they make a hat that is not waterproof? Bit like the Inuit making bikinis :roll: Now how about a nice Sou'wester, much more sensible :Happy:
That's a good point, perhaps they don't make them waterproof so we "poms" have something to "whinge" about!
The hats are water repellant to an extent, but I just thought I'd try and improve their repellancy. :Hat:
Improving their repellency is something the Ozzies are quite expert at.

I do like the idea from John about rubbing a sheep on it, No more rain as it won't be able to get through the canopy of flies :Hahaha:

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Re: BC Australian Leather Hat

Post by Dendrobaena » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:26 pm

Hi Jeremy,

I have had one for quite a few years and would not be with out it. I personally have never bothered with water proofing and it keeps the rain out just fine.
What you probably will find is they are so warm that when the weather warms up, you will end up with a wet head head any way through perspiration. They really do hold in the heat.
Here's a pick of mine 8 years old still looks good.
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Re: BC Australian Leather Hat

Post by Dendrobaena » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:27 pm

Muscavado wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:14 am
Jeremy,

Rub a Sheep on it, one of your ex girlfriends will do.
The Lanolin will protect it.
No charge for the advice :Chuckle:

John
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