Trying to decide if I want to rewax my Barbour myself instead of sending it in this year. Can any of you tell me how many coats you can wax from one $30 jar of the Barbour dressing?
These folks do great repairs of tears, rips and worn places as well as reproofing. Nothing like a good repair for a well loved old Barbour. Got a navy one going out for repairs and reproofing shortly.
The tin I got is the size of a small Kiwi Shoe Polish (says on the can 40ml)What size are the tins of wax they send a 'do-it-yourselfer' these days. Years ago when I did it myself the tin of wax provided wasa more than enough to re-wax the coat once, but I doubt that it would have sufficed for a second rewax. However, I don't know for sure because I always managed to loose track of where I stored the leftover wax, before it came time for the next re-waxing! Since learning that I can have the professionals do it for me, I haven't looked back.
I have a question about the state of the jacket when it comes back to you. Will the smell of the new wax linger for a long time after the re-proofing? Will any of it rub on to car or furniture upholstery, or other clothes in a closet?Making a trip to my closest Orvis store in early Nov to send off my navy Beaufort that I bought 19 years ago in London to be repaired. Several tears and small holes and need to have the velcro on the sleeve cuffs replaced and a new waxing. They do a great job and this will be something like the 4th or 5th reproofing this one has had.
Thanks very much indeed, fishertw! This is useful information for me. I still haven't decided whether to send in my coat (the one that I have used the most).The most recent experience that I had, the reproofers returned the coats in custom "suit bags" with a disclaimer that they may need to dry out a bit before wear. The bags protected the jackets and other clothing hanging in my closet until they did dry out from the new wax.
I believe these were sent through the Orvis proofing service, but it's been several years. I had no issue with wearing the coats after a week or so and I have a Volvo with light tan leather interior and have had no issues whatever with rubbing off, however, after storage during any year, there is the traditional Barbour wax odor that takes a couple of days to go away.
I have one hanging outside my hall closet right now emanating its routine smell. I just consider it part of the game. Hope this helps.