What can I expect from a brand new oilskin product?
Your oilskin garment may have a light oil surface residue from the manufacturing process. This is normal, and it will evaporate over time with normal wear. You can speed up the process by using a hair dryer. Care should be taken so the garment does not come into contact with other fabric or leather items until the surface oil has evaporated.
How do I clean my oilskin product?
1) Soak in a tub of cold water, or hang outside and hose down
2) Remove debris by brushing with a stiff brush (do not use a wire brush)
3) Rinse in cold water
4) Allow the coat to dry naturally — good air circulation, not in direct sunlight or close to a heat source