Author Topic: Waterproofing Wax  (Read 329 times)

T42

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Waterproofing Wax
« on: July 30, 2015, 11:10:21 am »
Question: Will Carradice's reproofing wax work on a modern-fibre bag?

ICBA pulling covers over my Topeak bar bag, which serves as larder on long rides so that if I cover it up I starve.  If I gave it a dose of wax and melted it in with a hair dryer, would it work? Assuming the bag doesn't melt, of course.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Waterproofing Wax
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 11:18:06 am »
I think so. It will also make your bag heavier, of course.
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fuaran

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Re: Waterproofing Wax
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 11:35:03 am »
Maybe better with Nikwax or Grangers stuff? They have versions designed for synthetic fabrics, either spray-on or wash-in.

Re: Waterproofing Wax
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 11:40:50 am »
Yeah, Fabsil Gold is the one to use for this.  Use it plentifully.

T42

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Re: Waterproofing Wax
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 01:28:28 pm »
Cheers folks. Trouble with Fabsil is that the postage costs more than the product.  Nikwax I can order from Strasbourg, if I can suss out the right one.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Waterproofing Wax
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 01:38:28 pm »
I'd probably go for the "Tent and Gear" spray on.
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T42

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Re: Waterproofing Wax
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 01:47:41 pm »
+1 - the idea of immersing my HB bag I don't much like.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.