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 Post subject: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:37 pm 
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How do you guy's & girl's keep your jacket's nice & dry???What washing solution's are out there!&washing methods! :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Wash down with garden hose leave in garage to drip dry. After time when start to smell leave in garden to air, when it gets really bad I spray inside jacket with febreze.

Not use nikwax yet. I did look at wash-in nikwax goes in washing machine, I read it waterproof were water goes so going to cover item inside & out so stoping sweat getting out! making the jacket pointless.

So spray-On the way to go I think. They do washing liquid they meant not to harm the waterproof of items.

There is free sample can get from website will reproof one item. say like campack.

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Nikwax any good???


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:04 pm 
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http://www.grangers.co.uk/clothing.cfm

Is what I used on my Gore jacket.

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:38 pm 
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Nikwax is fine on my Altura jacket. Just use the Techwash first the the wash in proofer and leave to drip dry. I've not had any problems with it waterproofing the inside as well as it's a breathable fabric and the waterproofer doesn't stop that!


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:09 pm 
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Just chuck mine in the washing machine with everything else, 5tenns, body armour, the lot on a synthetic wash

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:14 pm 
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I keep my jacket dry by not knowingly riding in the rain! :high5:

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Yeah that's 1 option Brian :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:58 pm 
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I use the tech-wash stuff on its own in the washing machine, works beat if you clear out the tray of left over fabric softener.

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:19 am 
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You do have to be careful washing any breathable membrane jackets in a washing machine as bio liquids start to degrade it and also block the micro pores that actually make it breathable. With regards to reproofing I agree with the comments about tech wash and use either Gore 's own product or grangers

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:16 am 
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Tech wash seems to be the way forward then :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your jacket water proofed?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Grangers, the one you put in the washing machine. i use it on my goretex jacket and it even gives a bit of proofing to non waterproof shorts.

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