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Old 03-04-2012, 02:58 PM
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I am looking for the best product to re-waterproof my foul weather gear. The one the manufacturer recommended had mixed reviews. 50% said it sucked, 50% liked it. Products like Scotchguard do not work. Any recommendations? Thanks.
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What is the material to start with, Gore-Tex, PVC, nylon?
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I guess your not talking about grundens?? I've used nik wax on my work boots and riding gear.....it seems to work decent.....here's a link.....
http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/index.php
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They're Gil, not sure but I think nylon. Definitely not PVC.
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Check AEROSTICH.com. My suits from them are similar. Old catalogs had lots of 'how-to' tips. Maybe website has links?

VIP to clean garment before re-treating.
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Any spray on stuff is useless. I use nik-wax. It was ok, but you have to follow the directions closely and even then it's not as good as it was when you bought it.
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
They're Gil, not sure but I think nylon. Definitely not PVC.
You'd be suprised. A lot of the high quality offshore sailing gear is actually laminated PVC lining on the inside of a nylon shell. My Mustos are like that, rubberized PVC lining is just starting to crack after about 15 years. They have strategicly placed vents to make it 'breathable', but the fabric itself isn't.
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Just checked, both the jacket and bibs are nylon shells.
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Just got off the phone with NikWax and going to use their Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash In. I will probably get the products by next week and will let you know how it works.

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