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    Has anyone had a go at re-waxing a wax jacket?

    I've washed it in cold water and now waiting for it to dry, while I look at where to get hold of some wax.

    Have read on one site that it's worth warming the tin in hot water and using a paint brush to apply and then a hairdryer, in order for the wax to set.

    So I thought as you are outdoor sort of folk, you might have experience of re-waxing and maybe have a few tips?

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    The hair drier is to melt the wax into the fabric,I did an old barbour years ago.It rejuvenated the coat,but it was never waterproof again,I now wear goretex as it's far better than waxed cotton.Good luck with yours

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    If you go to your local horsewear stockist you can buy spray wax. Much easier. I used some years ago to re-proof a horse rug and it was superb, really waterproof again.

    I don't remember what stuff it was but this sounds similar... http://www.stormwaterproofing.com/in...emart&Itemid=9
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    Thanks the spray on waterproofer sounds like a better and hopefully more successful at actually waterproofing, as it sounds a little hit and miss with waxing.

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    I use the wax in the tin! Cover table with newspaper, spread garment out on top. Get soft cotton cloth, and dab it in the wax, then rub it, in a circular motion all over the garment, paying particular attention to the wear points. It is just like applying shoe polish, remember, like we were forced to do as kids!?

    I have done two Barbours and a full length Drizabone. Still going strong, and I prefer it to the spray. It does take longer, but I find it more effective. When you're done, just hang the garment somewhere airy but warm, to dry.

    DO remember to take it off before getting in the car - not too bad if you have leather seats, but if they are cloth or velour, you will make a real mess of your seats!

    Have fun!
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    Again I've read about the wax sticking to car seats and stuff, but I thought that was why using a hairdryer was mentioned, to make it stick and dry?

    The idea is to keep it in the lottie shed really, but I've brought it home to wash as I worried it would get damp and smelly if left there over winter.

    It's Regatta just above the knee dark green jacket, I don't know if it's suppose to be that long, but I'm only 5ft and the jacket was passed onto me.

    When looking on sites about waxing, one person said she washes it as normal and no longer bothers to wax it, just uses it as a great outdoor jacket. I did wonder if that might be all I need it for on the lottie, because if the rain comes down heavy, I just pop into the shed.

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    I have used both the tin stuff and the spray on barbours and they have never been really waterproof again
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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaH View Post
    I have used both the tin stuff and the spray on barbours and they have never been really waterproof again
    Dunno why. I've had no problem - it does take aaaages to do though, but cheaper than a new coat!
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