Originally Posted by zazaza Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Argentino, that looks awesome, better than from the factory!
do you actually bring the wax to a boil to get this result?
what did you use to apply it?
how many coats?
I put the wax in a small pot on the stove, about 1/2 full of water, brought the water to a boil. This melted the wax down inside the container, and I let that heat up until fairly warm (wax not boiling, water yes). Laid the jacket out flat on my countertop and used old socks to lathe the wax over the jacket, spreading it really well. My mom and I worked on it together while the rest of the family was out Christmas shopping. Really, really great memory.
We laid on the wax pretty thick - I used probably about 3/4 of the tin in one waxing, but we also applied it fairly quickly so that it had time to set on the jacket. It's difficult to get it all down before it starts to set - having the wax warmer helps, but that's where my mother and extra hands helped a lot too. You don't want to allow the jacket to lie on itself at all, and that you get every single surface, down in pocket seams, everywhere.
After it was all on, I hung it up in the laundry room for maybe a day and half to make sure it was as dry as it could be. Came out really well. If you need anything else clarified, do let me know.