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Offline Mase_uk

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Getting wet!
« on: May 19, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »
Hello all

Another silly noob mistake... i washed my waterproof jacket and trousers in the washing machine and now it no longer keeps me dry. The outfit (RST textile) is still in excellent condition but since i use it daily it was getting a funny smell so thought best to wash it.

The other day i rode home and got totally soaked! not nice.

Can you lovely ppl help me restore to waterproof? is it possible?

Ive been told i need Scotchgard? anyone used this before?

Ive also been given the below by someone at work.

Any advice will be appreciated as i cant afford to get a new outfit (the GF said so with a face like :230:)


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Re: Getting wet!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 05:49:49 PM »
Nikwax do two, one to wash and one to waterproof, both in the washing machine better than the spray. Not get any traces of old powder when you do it.
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Re: Getting wet!
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 05:53:28 PM »
Check with the manufacturer. Some textiles can also be improved if you dry them in the dryer, but be careful, only some!

It restores the water repellency on some materials...
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Re: Getting wet!
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 07:07:09 PM »
I always use the Nikwax products and they work for me. I don't know if they'll work on something that's already letting water in though. Maybe have a look and see if they have a website. They might have a helpline you can ring and check if it will work with whatever you used to wash your textiles already. No point spending more money if it's too late to save them.

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Re: Getting wet!
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:52:05 PM »
Nikwax here also.

Also used scotchguard

Fabsil is another option for you to look at.

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Re: Getting wet!
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 04:33:03 PM »
After a normal wash and dry, I use SDOC 100 proofer.

I can vouch for its effectiveness and it doesn't interfere with goretex breathability...
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