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Online metalflake11

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Wax Jackets.
« on: 16.03. 2019 23:28 »
I recently bought my first one as an alternative to my trusty old leather. It's second hand and not been re-waxed for a good few years.

What can I expect from it waterproof wise, and what do you fellas use to re-wax yours?

Any tips etc appreciated...... It's an old London firm called 'Protector' jacket, and it's at least thirty years old.
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Re: Wax Jackets.
« Reply #1 on: 17.03. 2019 01:26 »
I have an old belstaff
I use this stuff
Works for me

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Re: Wax Jackets.
« Reply #2 on: 18.03. 2019 09:39 »
That Nikwax is OK for a quick squirt and rub down, but my favourite longer term prep is gold label waterproof wax. The pot looks like this;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gold-Label-Waterproof-Re-Proofing-Clothing/dp/B00HR6XH1O

And regardless, out in a long day's downpour you might still expect to feel a bit dank at the end of the ride.

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Re: Wax Jackets.
« Reply #3 on: 19.03. 2019 02:01 »
Thanks fellas!
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Re: Wax Jackets.
« Reply #4 on: 20.03. 2019 13:06 »

 Good information- I've a not so old Aussie made Belstaff (circa ~'01 made by Drizabone under license) which replaced a proper one that was stolen....used the Belstaff waxy stuff o previous jackets but was a mission and not always a success....I think some 'wax-cotton'/ 'oil-skins' use a silicon type spray, but I've never used that....these products look promising though- but not sure if available in Oz
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