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Offline Mika

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Waterproof treatment
on: January 29, 2013, 09:06:50 PM
Folks

Looking for someone to recommend a product that I can use on the outer shell of my textile jacket that will help the water run off.

Not complaining about the Dainese jacket itself which has kept me dry for over 10 years now but it does tend to soak in a bit of water now as opposed to it beading and running off.

There are so many products on the market now that I am looking for an endorsement of a product by members on here   :031:

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Re: Waterproof treatment
Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 10:36:46 PM
Nikwax is the only one I can recommend

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Re: Waterproof treatment
Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 06:11:25 PM
I have used Fabsil which stops the fabric getting waterlogged, i don't see the point of having a waterproof lining on the INSIDE of anything so would rather make the water 'bead' and run off. (i don't believe in 'breathable' fabrics)

Ian

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Re: Waterproof treatment
Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 05:46:12 PM
Used Nikwax liquid a few times in the wash machine and found it works too.
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Re: Waterproof treatment
Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 06:09:31 PM
*Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
Used Nikwax liquid a few times in the wash machine and found it works too.

Yea...but have you used it on any clothes as well?  :745:

(does the washing machine repel the water as its filling up?)  :305:

Sorry...couldn't resist

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Re: Waterproof treatment
Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 06:29:45 PM
*Originally Posted by scotsy [+]
Yea...but have you used it on any clothes as well?  :745:

(does the washing machine repel the water as its filling up?)  :305:

Sorry...couldn't resist

Ian

I suppose if use use it in the washer, you don't need to put your clothes in the drier  :745:

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Re: Waterproof treatment
Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 10:13:22 PM
Slightly off subject gents, we should have a comedy section for you guys :038:
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Re: Waterproof treatment
Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 06:17:22 PM
*Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
Slightly off subject gents, we should have a comedy section for you guys :038:
Sorry, let's get back on subject.

I have a yellow Gortex jacket from Hein Gericke. I've just used a standard fabric waterproofing liquid in the washer, and it seems to work OK.

 



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