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Here at Arktis we pride ourselves on the quality and longevity of our products. It is not uncommon for jackets over 20 years old to come back to the factory from which they were originally made for minor repairs and reproofing.
Ripstop & Minirip Products
For small marks & stains please wash by hand with warm water and a non bio, colour detergent. For more substantial washing, please machine wash at 30 degrees centigrade, with the same non bio, colour detergent. To dry, hang in a warm well ventilated place. After machine washing your garment may require reproofing.
If you want to reproof your Ripstop & Minirip products yourself we recommend the use of Grangers brand Fabsil Gold label aerosol. This offers the best and easiest results.
Step 1 - Make sure your garment is clean and dry with all equipment removed from the pockets.
Step 2- Lay the garment flat shake the can for at least 60 seconds.
Step 3 - Spray heavily focusing on the shoulders & upper arms of jackets, and the lower legs on trousers. Do not forget to spray all of the seams and inside storm flaps.
Step 4 - Leave to dry in a warm ventilated room, test your garment, and if required you can re-spray to improve the water-repellency further.
Arktis/ Templemoyle Mills Wax Products
Step 1 – If your Arktis wax jacket ever requires cleaning, do so by using cold water and a sponge to wipe down the outside of the jacket. Avoid using hot water, and any harsh chemicals. Do not put your jacket in the washing machine. This will remove the wax coating permanently and the jacket cannot be rewaxed.
Step 2 – To reproof take a tin of your chosen wax dressing. Remove the lid and put the tin in a shallow bath of hot water. The wax should start to melt, and should take up to 30 minutes for it to fully turn into liquid.
Step 3 - Using a clean cloth or sponge, work the melted wax into the jacket including all seams and creases. Wipe off any excess wax. You should keep the wax tin warm, otherwise it will start to harden and it won’t adhere to the jacket. Be sure to avoid any linings, fur, and the inside of pockets.
Step 4 – If you want to get a smoother finish use a hairdryer over your jacket to melt the wax once again. Then leave your jacket to dry overnight in a naturally warm ventilated place.