Author Topic: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags  (Read 4951 times)

YahudaMoon

  • John Diffley
Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« on: September 03, 2010, 04:59:16 pm »
I've had my saddle bag for around 10 years and it still looks good though I'm thinking about re-proofing with clear boot / shoe polish ? Anyone tried this ? before I try it myself. Also I'm thinking of doing my Brooks leather saddle with the shoe polish or should I fork out the best part of £10 for the Carradice and Brookes re-proof ?

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 05:06:56 pm »
Nikwax
Getting there...

YahudaMoon

  • John Diffley
Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 05:08:48 pm »
Hi :) Nikwax ? never heard of Nikwax. So what is it ?

border-rider

Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 05:10:10 pm »
There's a specific product for doing this this.  I re-did mine years ago - on advice from Mr Blacksheep - and I have some left in the garage.  I'll take a look at what it's called in a short while.  Just having a cuppa now :)

YahudaMoon

  • John Diffley
Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 05:13:17 pm »
Thanks.

border-rider

Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 07:50:27 pm »
OK

I have an old can of Lincoln Cotton Duck waterproofer in the garage.  It cost £7.95 several years ago and I used about half of it to reproof a Super-C

Euan Uzami

Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 05:34:26 pm »
http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=accessories
first item.

also remember reading you can use grangers wax to do it, can't find where though

Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2010, 12:08:41 am »
Or just put stuff in a strong plastic bag inside the saddle bag. I do that anyway on the basis that it's not going to be completely waterproof at the best of times.

Zoidburg

Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 05:58:27 pm »
Thomsons Aqua Seal.

Does tents as well.

donpedro

  • ain`t haulin` any lambs to the marketplace anymore
    • But, I'm Swedish!
Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2011, 11:11:08 am »
Shoe polish is for shoes, m'kay!  :o
Fjällräven Greenland Wax is similar to Carradice own product. But it's easier to use and fairly environmental friendly. Was common in Scandinavia before synthetic garments took over. Rub on and heat with a hair dryer or old iron. Repeat multiple times and it's as good as new. Last longer than spray on products and strengthen the fibres so it protect against wear. Can be used on any product of natural fibres like ropes, backpacks and shoes and is easy to bring. What Ray Mears and the heroes of Telemark would have used... ; )
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Bender

  • Bite my shiny metal a..
Re: Re proof cotton duck carradice panniers and saddle bags
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2014, 08:07:00 pm »
Resurrecting an old thread I know! I've just greenland waxed my super C audax bag and it's worked a treat :)