For garments that are made entirely of G-1000, several methods can be used to melt in the Greenland Wax – you can use a hair dryer, hot air gun, iron, over a camping stove, in a drying cabinet or tumble dryer. Start at a low temperature and increase it until you see that the wax has begun to melt into the fabric (approx. 55-60°C or 131-140°F).
Hybrid garments, down or synthetic padded garments and waterproof G-1000 garments lined with Hydratic need to be waxed a little more carefully. It is the melting of the wax that is the difference, so just like when you wax a garment made entirely of G-1000, start by applying the wax in long strokes so you get a thin even layer on the fabric.
Waxing hybrid garments
Hybrid garments are made from a combination of materials. For example G-1000 and stretch fabric (often Nylon 6.6) such as in Keb Trousers, or G-1000 Lite and MT as you will find in several products in the Abisko series. In principle, it is just as simple to wax a hybrid garment as a garment made entirely of G-1000, but you need to be a little more careful when you are melting the wax in.
Apply the Greenland Wax in long strokes on the G-1000 sections of the garment and melt the wax into the fibres of the fabric. It is most practical to use a hairdryer, but if you want to use an iron make sure it is on the lowest setting then gradually increase the heat until you see the wax starting to melt. Do not apply wax to stretch or MT fabrics.
Waxing garments with down padding
The easiest way to melt in wax on a G-1000 down garment is to tumble dry it on low heat. You can also use a hairdryer. Remember that the down is usually contained in a protective synthetic lining to stop it from working its way out through the fabric. This lining can be more sensitive to heat that the G-1000 fabric. This is one of the reasons why it is not a good idea to iron a down-padded G-1000 garment.
Waxing garments with synthetic padding
The best way to wax G-1000 garments with synthetic padding is to use a hair dryer, but you can also use a hot air gun (remember to have it at a low heat setting, otherwise you will have to be very careful not to damage the garment). Alternatively you can warm the garment in a drying cabinet on the lowest heat setting.
Waxing garments with Hydratic lining
The easiest way to wax a waterproof G-1000 garment lined with Hydratic is to use a hair dryer, but you can also use a hot air gun (remember to have it at a low heat setting, otherwise you will have to be very careful not to damage the garment). Alternatively you can warm the garment in a drying cabinet on the lowest heat setting.