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Waxing my F2 bag myself
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:19 AM
kdrussell
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I wish I had purchased the F2 waxed. Is it possible to apply this ointment myself? I'm thinking about using Duck Back by Outback Trading Co. used for oilskin clothing. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-06-2009, 08:51 AM
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Sorry, but you can't put the wax onto a regular canvas Domke bag.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:31 PM
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Thank you.

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Old 04-20-2009, 03:42 PM
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[QUOTE=Andrea;528]Sorry, but you can't put the wax onto a regular canvas Domke bag.[/QUOTE]

may i ask why

Dave
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:17 PM
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Waxed canvas isn't actually waxed, as in "rubbed with paraffin/candle wax". It's chemically impregnated. I suppose you [i]could[/i] if you wanted to live with the smell, wait for it to all dry off after treatment and risk the solution you used causing damage to your gear. Just Google "waxed canvas".
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:36 PM
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[QUOTE=Andrea;528]Sorry, but you can't put the wax onto a regular canvas Domke bag.[/QUOTE]

i googled how to wax canvas and it is possible
But don't do it, you will mess up your clothes


Dave

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Old 04-27-2009, 08:45 AM
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The wax in the cans is for refinishing only. It is a surface treatment. When we make the waxed canvas, it is run through a bath of super heated wax. The cloth is impregnated with the formula. It is almost impossible to duplicate this in a hand waxing manner. Therefore, we do not think you will get the penitration and the uniformity we get with our process.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:17 AM
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[QUOTE=Andrea;623]The wax in the cans is for refinishing only. It is a surface treatment. When we make the waxed canvas, it is run through a bath of super heated wax. The cloth is impregnated with the formula. It is almost impossible to duplicate this in a hand waxing manner. Therefore, we do not think you will get the penitration and the uniformity we get with our process.[/QUOTE]

dont mean to ask a stupid question.
but will this make a bag extreemly water proof

Dave
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:06 AM
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Yes it is.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:11 PM
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I have a waxed British motorcycle suit that I bought in '66. Still waterproof. It was described as thornproof when I bought it. I've ridden 450 miles in torrential rain in it and stayed dry.

A friend bought a British cheaper competitor's jacket. It discoloured his wife's coat (she was riding 2 up behind him.) Her coat could never be repaired or restored. Nasty.

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