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    Re-Waterproofing Jacket

    G'day, I have a Ridgeline jacket that's lost its waterproofing. Has anyone tried/succeeded with restoring waterproof properties with the likes of Nikwax, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonP View Post
    G'day, I have a Ridgeline jacket that's lost its waterproofing. Has anyone tried/succeeded with restoring waterproof properties with the likes of Nikwax, etc?
    I have a Ridgeline jacket that's a few years old and doesn't repel water like it used to as well. A mate recetly used this to good effect on his Macpac jacket. The water just beaded off instead of soaking into the material.

    It had me sold. I will buy some later in the week I think.

    Selleys Watershield | Selleys New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Shot View Post
    I have a Ridgeline jacket that's a few years old and doesn't repel water like it used to as well. A mate recetly used this to good effect on his Macpac jacket. The water just beaded off instead of soaking into the material.

    It had me sold. I will buy some later in the week I think.

    Selleys Watershield | Selleys New Zealand

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    Selleys is good shit alright

    Mitre 10 mega and Bunnings sell it

    I use this all the time to waterproof my motorcycle riding gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonP View Post
    G'day, I have a Ridgeline jacket that's lost its waterproofing. Has anyone tried/succeeded with restoring waterproof properties with the likes of Nikwax, etc?
    I wash my waterproof stuff coldwash without detergent.......if its GoreTex fabric I spin dry it on low heat to reactivate the proofing qualities and spray it with Grangers XT Proofer, available from the likes of Bivouac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Shot View Post
    I have a Ridgeline jacket that's a few years old and doesn't repel water like it used to as well. A mate recetly used this to good effect on his Macpac jacket. The water just beaded off instead of soaking into the material.

    It had me sold. I will buy some later in the week I think.

    Selleys Watershield | Selleys New Zealand
    Exactly what I wanted to know, cheers!

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    Morning guys - something I wrote up about it recently.

    Re-Waterproofing your gear

    I have the wash in version to try out shortly as well.

    Good heads up on the Selleys product.
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    My brother in Law also swears by Sno Seal on his motorcycle leathers as a water proofing agent.

    I should have also explained that my motorcycle gear is mostly Goretex.

    I respray it before winter every year with Selleys and have not been wet yet.

    Selleys is also recommended for waterproofing tents as well.

    Other products you can try are Nixwax and Grangers.

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    My mate waterproofed his tent before our trip last week with selleys . Two cans did it . It pissed down with rain and he was bone dry .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Shot View Post
    I have a Ridgeline jacket that's a few years old and doesn't repel water like it used to as well. A mate recetly used this to good effect on his Macpac jacket. The water just beaded off instead of soaking into the material.

    It had me sold. I will buy some later in the week I think.

    Selleys Watershield | Selleys New Zealand
    Great stuff for fly fishing indicators as well!!
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    Is the Selleys stuff ok to use on a PVC jacket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeRei View Post
    Is the Selleys stuff ok to use on a PVC jacket?
    Pvc leaks

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    Nikwax wash and re-water proof modern fabrics need maintenance

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeRei View Post
    Is the Selleys stuff ok to use on a PVC jacket?
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    @P38 - thanks for the info on the Selleys gear.
    Had my Pommy m/cycle jacket for 10 years, but hasn't leaked yet.
    First water inside - Selley's gets a workout.

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    I like this thread

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