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Help Wanted - Waterproofing canvas

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by David R, Jul 26, 2015.

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    David R Well-Known Member

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    We are currently preparing a wagon sheet to cover a dummy load in a restored wagon. Does anyone have any experience of waterproofing/sealing canvas. From what I can gather there are 2 main methods - either a silicone agent or a more traditional use of beeswax and boiled linseed oil. I am interested in the traditional method.

    Does anyone have any experience of this?

    The traditional method seems to suggest beeswax and boiled linseed oil in equal measures with a small amount of turpentine, although some seem to suggest more beeswax because of the (poor) drying qualities of linseed oil

    Commercially you can get liquid beeswax with turpentine and boiled linseed oil.

    Any advice appreciated

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    And here is a picture of the Wagon Sheet
     

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