Cleaning an Oil Skin Trench Coat...
I have a long oil skin coat that I have recently started wearing because the weather has turned sour (BOO), and it has gotten really dirty, beyond really dirty. This may be a stupid question but can I just through it in the wash? Or is there something special I need to do to it to keep it oil skiny????
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Don't do that just yet. I know someone who knows the correct procedure. I'll find out.
Absolutely DO NOT put in the washing machine with soap. Do not use soap, if you do, you will strip off the duckback oil, then it's no longer waterproof. You rinse it off with cold water & use a bristle brush on the muddy spots. Hang it in an airy spot, not near heat. I have a long black Koolah oilskin, had foal goo on it, mud, horse scurf, you name it, always came clean(ish) with just cold water. Being it's over 20 yrs old now, it's shiny from wear but still waterproof.
Love my long wax coat for riding. You clean it with warm water (by hand) and leave it out to dry, then you can rewax it. I don't know of products sold in the US to do that, but I am sure there are some, here is one that I use from the UK.
Country Supplies | Rug Sealants & Washes
And here's some instructions on how to clean/care for wax products.
Australian Outback - Wax Cotton Care Instructions
Here's the info I was given from the experts
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