Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

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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)
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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:
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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
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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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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by JohnClyde » Fri May 31, 2019 11:43 am

I made the mistake of washing my barbour in the bath with a bit of non-bio a few days ago. I'm reassured by the comments here. I was starting to wonder if it was for the bin. There's still a lot of wax left on it so I'm hoping it hasn't removed the protective layer. Purportedly once that's gone the cotton simply absorbs and then secretes the wax through the lining onto your clothes.

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Re: Cleaning waxed cotton jackets (if possible)

Post by Harry » Fri May 31, 2019 11:47 am

Mine came out fairly clean but blotchy.... the nikwax made it waterproof but looked awful... it's been relegated to gardening duty
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