How to - Activated Carbon Waterproof Wax block
To apply you will need: a paint brush; a clean, lint free cotton cloth, a hairdryer, a mug and saucepan (or double boiler).
Note: you can also use a clean cloth for dipping and painting instead of a brush.
1. Clean and thoroughly dry fabric.
2. Melt eco wax block in double boiler or in a mug in water in a saucepan.
3. Paint a coat of melted eco wax onto fabric taking care to avoid any areas you do not wish to be blackened.
4. The eco wax will set - it will dry quickly, this is normal and to be expected.
5. Using a hairdryer on medium to high setting (depending on your drier) heat eco wax on fabric. You will see it begin to melt and then dissolve into the textile.
6. Work the eco wax evenly across and into the textile with your brush, taking care to ensure seams are properly coated.
7. Re-heat and buff with cotton cloth.
8. Work on and complete one section at a time before moving onto the next.
9. If you've applied too much in places, reheat and buff away any excess with cotton cloth.
10. Once your item is complete, let rest for 24 hours.
This weatherproof wax coating will change the texture of your textiles to one that is firmer and waterproof but still flexible.
Your textile will look a little like an 'oilskin' jacket and develop crease lines like those seen on oilskins with use. To smooth creases reheat with hairdryer and buff with cloth.
for LEATHER BOOTS
To fully waterproof boots may take 2 coats or more depending on the condition of the leather.
1. Gently warm boots before applying. This helps the leather absorb the oils.
2. Use a cotton dipping cloth or a soft brush to paint a light coat of eco wax onto your boots.
3. Do not work in to your boot leather with the brush or you may scratch them.
Use a soft cotton cloth to rub the wax into your boots, gently warming with a hairdryer as you go.
for MOTORCYCLE LEATHERS + RABRIB (elasticized stretch inserts).
This Weatherproof Wax will rainproof your elasticised panels without compromising stretch.
2. Heat the wax coating with your hairdryer until fully dissolved and absorbed.
3. Let the panel cool for 10 minutes. Test stretch. Apply second coat if needed.
4. If eco wax accumulates in patches or dries in streaks on your RABRIB, reheat panel with hairdryer to dissolve further into textile.
5. Buff away any excess with a clean cotton cloth.
1. Gently warm leathers before applying. This helps the leather absorb the oils.
2. Use a cotton dipping cloth or a soft brush to paint a light coat of eco wax onto your leathers.
3. Do not work in to your leathers with the brush or you may scratch them.
Use a soft cotton cloth to rub the eco wax into your leathers, gently warming with a hairdryer as you go.
4. Allow panel to cool for 10-20 minutes after application.
5. If leather feels tacky to touch you've applied too much.
Re-warm and buff away excess with clean cloth.
Work on one panel at a time.
This Weatherproof Wax will nourish, condition and help waterproof your leathers.
Please note: Leather allows perspiration to escape. Fully waterproofing leather boots will trap the perspiration inside. If your intend to apply eco wax to gloves, we suggest you try it on the upper-side only (not palm side) to protect against rain.
Patch test on a small area of fabric first before full application to check suitability for your textile.
Cordura motorcycle jacket Mens Medium size (pictured) - 4 blocks (160g)
RJays City Rack Bag 37.5L 1800 Denier Ballistic Nylon (pictured) - 4 blocks (160g) for total coverage including base to protect against road/rain/mud splashback.
Tank Bag - 1 block (40g)
Re-apply every 12-18 months when the weatherproofing begins to wear off. This will depend on frequency of use.
Handwash item with mild soap when necessary and air dry.
Do not wash in washing machine.
Do not tumble dry.
To clean brushes, bowls etc gently heat some vegetable cooking oil in your double burner. Soak your brushes in the heated oil to remove wax. Wipe clean with paper towel. Then handwash brush in soapy water.