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wash in waterproofer....

Discussion in 'Kit Chat' started by Matt, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    a question for you guys ...has anyone tryed this stuff????? is it anygood?...................
     
  2. bigstancwsw

    bigstancwsw Snare & Trap expert

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    We used use it regularly on bike jackets, always seemed to work for a while. Make sure you do a couple of empty washes before you put normal clothes back in. With modern jackets you dont need to.
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Very Addicted

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    Ya works good for me one i use is Nikwak Tech Wash for washing waterproof textiles then Nikwax TX Direct wash-in for
    Re- waterproofing
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    ok mate i,ll give it a try.........................matt
     
  5. kwakamonkey

    kwakamonkey Quite Talkative

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    you could always try revivex for gore tex and other shell jackets. the stuff i got from my mate ( him and his dad work for w.l gore ) was the same stuff that gore used in the process of making the fabric. when it stopped the beading of water you just tumble dry the garmet to bring the DWR (revivex) back to the surface .
     
  6. ninetails

    ninetails Slightly Talkative

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    +1 also
     
  7. ninetails

    ninetails Slightly Talkative

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    I'll bear this in mind for some American camo gear I bought for rabbiting.
     
  8. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    thanks for that mate i,ll see if i can get hold of some ;)
     
  9. kwakamonkey

    kwakamonkey Quite Talkative

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    the stuff i got is years and years old . never opened as i used to give my mates my jackets and then they would get it dipped in the tank of dwr . i think i still have it in the shed ha ha

    this is it ReviveX Water Repellent – Glasgow Angling Centre

    paul
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    thanks for the lic paul . i,ll have sniff about on the nett.

    matt
     
  11. kwakamonkey

    kwakamonkey Quite Talkative

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    cool cool . there is another company selling it too but cant think of the name . it works on all nylon garments i,e goretex,pertext and so on
     
  12. rodp

    rodp Slightly Talkative

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    When we used to repair the Boy Scout tents a few years back we used to spray or roller them with Wickes concrete water proofer, the gallon cans of liquid silicone. They were happy with the results and it worked out relatively cheap.
     
  13. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    bought some today (at long last ) ...just treated my hunting gear and a smock for the bushy event in a few weeks time in betting i may need it :)
     
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    When using the Nikwax TX Direct I found it's best to use tech wash first to get rid of any detergent that may be present in the garment as this will impede the waterproofing agent. The TX Direct will also need to be applied on a regular basis to get best results.

    Just realized that Rob has already mentioned this :eek: must go to spec savers :rolleyes:
     
  15. 1 shot willie

    1 shot willie Site Manager Staff Member Site Donor

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    Good to get the kit re proofed Matt......a great investment is a PONCHO...as soon as you sniff a drop of rain.....get it on.....keep dry, keep warm.
    Its a great bit of kit for very little money.


    Always got mine with me......love it:)