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  • cotton impregnated with a paraffin based wax, woven into cloth
  • originated in the sailing industry in England and Scotland
  • used for waterproofing
  • wax and cotton are both natural products
  • reduce decay by storing in dry location and dry gently
  • can be¬†rewaxed to lengthen life
  • best to rewax in the summer when the temperature is naturally warmer

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