Maintenance

To clean waxed canvas

Sponge

Warm water

Very easy

Step 1

Take a sponge and warm water.

Step 2

Moisten the sponge.

Step 3

Rub the stain delicately (if you rub too hard you could damage the product, it is better in the case of a stubborn stain to go to step 4 and use the soap). Let it dry.

Step 4

If the stains are resistant, use Alaskan MAKER soap. Take a small amount of soap.

Step 5

Lather with warm water and rub in circular movements

Step 6

Rinse the soap with warm water. Let it dry.

To re-wax canvas

Cloth

Hairdryer

Easy

Step 1

Take your Alaskan Maker wax bar, a hairdryer as a heat source and a clean lint-free cloth.

Step 2

Rub the wax back and forth over the canvas, spreading the material uniformly.

Step 3

Insist on areas that require more material such as seams.

Step 4

Use a hairdryer to soften the wax and impregnate the fabric.

Step 5

Spread the wax uniformly with a cloth.

Step 6

Let it dry for 24 hours in a dry place.

To remove white marks

Hairdryer

Cloth

Very easy

Step 1

Place the waxed canvas bag on a clean surface. Keep it flat.

Step 2

Heat the fabric using a heat source such as a scraper or hairdryer, uniformly throughout the bag.

Step 3

The white marks disappear and you can repeat the operation as many times as you like.

To maintain leather

Cream

Cloth

Easy

Step 1

Place the waxed canvas bag on a clean surface. Keep it flat. With a cloth, grasp a pat of the nourishing cream.

Step 2

Spread the cream on the leather parts of your bag.

Step 3

For a uniform result, nourish all the leather parts. Let dry for several hours to avoid transfers to your clothes.

To rinse accessories

Water

Cloth

Very easy

Step 1

Take a cloth and water.
Sea air is good for your health. But it’s not the same for accessories.

Step 2

Wipe each of your product's accessories and zippers with clear water, one by one.
Desperate situations call for drastic remedies : you can completely rinse the product with a jet of water.

⚠️ Afterwards, be careful to nourish the leather and re-wax the waxed canvas.
⚠️ Do not dry your bag in the sun! UV rays burn the skin and it’s the same with your backpack’s leather. In the sun, it will tend to dry, discolour and stiffen.

To clean the oxidisation

Water

Cloth

Vinegar

Very easy

Step 1

Oxidisation will not damage the accessory or make it less resistant. It is only an aesthetic question. To remove this oxidised layer, take a cloth and some vinegar.

Step 2

Gently wipe the accessory with a cloth soaked with vinegar. The green deposit will disappear and the eyelet will be like new again.

⚠️ Cleaning with vinegar too often or too intensely could remove the brass coating and damage the accessory.

To grease the zippers

Hairdryer

Very easy

Step 1

Take your Alaskan Maker wax bar.This product contains wax, an ideal material to unjam zippers.

Step 2

Rub the wax bar inside and outside the teeth of your zipper.

Step 3

To remove wax residues, you can heat the material with a hairdryer. The wax will melt and soak the canvas. Once your zipper is greased, it will slide like it did the first day.

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