Sunday, December 7, 2008

How to Use Barbour Thornproof Dressing

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What you need: 
  • a bowl of ice water
  • a sponge
  • a tin of Barbour Wax (pictured above)
  • a pot of hot water to boil the wax tin in
  • a old cotton t-shirt
  • a hair dryer
Step 1
Clean the jacket. Put the jacket on a work table, and using a bowl of ice water and a sponge, wipe down the outside of the jacket. The ice water keeps the wax on the jacket hardened and helps the sponge separate the dirt out. (Don’t use soap of any kind. Don’t put the jacket in the washing machine. I'm told that would remove the wax coating permanently.)

Step 2
Open the tin of wax and boil it in a pot of water over a stove, until the wax is melted.

Step 3
Using an old cotton t-shirt, work the melted wax onto the jacket, paying particular care to the seams, pockets and edges. (This is the part that’s harder in winter because the wax keeps solidifying on you). Ideally you should keep the wax tin in the hot water while working in order to keep the wax melted.

Step 4
Once you have re-waxed all the surface, hang the jacket up and use the blow dryer to re-melt the wax on the jacket and give it an even finish. This also gives the jacket a nice shiny fresh look.
Hang the jacket and allow it dry overnight undisturbed.
Please be aware the jacket will bleed excess wax for a short while after being re-waxed.

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Barbour Thornproof Dressing: $14 CAD.

1 comment:

Eeyore said...

Instead of using a hair dryer as the last step. I place the waxed jacket in a large cotton laundry bag and put it in the dryer for a few minutes. Works perfectly.