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    Waterproofing clothing

    Ive got a nice hunting jacket thats good for wind and warmth its shower proof for a short time has anyone waterproofed a jacket before and did it work and what did you use cheers nd

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    Have used the solution that they waterproof tents with, it worked but wouldn't spray onto a $5-600 jacket.

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    is that nix wax

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    Why would you waterproof it, you just want it to repel most water, so any shoe/jacket silicone spray will help that.

    If you completely waterproof something, it won't breathe -- but that problem is overrated as you need to open up your jacket (gortex, nikwax, barbour, oilskin or vinyl alike) when doing something strenuous.

    Here is the absolutely cheapest, easiest, simplest and most foolproof way to do it using three tea light candles, elbow grease and a clothes drier. Did something similar to a cotton jacket years ago and it worked well.


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    to make it waterproof

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    The above method works best with tight material as not much wax is really required.

    If you don't care about breathability and losing cloth flexibility, go for lots of beeswax, the softer kind not the stuff for the frames. Basically the barbour jacket. Alternative is linseed oil, or both. But you'll pay a STIFF price to get it completely waterproof.

    Lots on youtube, search: linseed oil beeswax waterproofing



    Good luck.

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    Grangers or ReviveX IMHO. Itís not to make it waterproof - itís a DWR (durable water repellent) coating to make the water bead off so it doesnít soak the outer layer of a membrane system like GoreTex. You want something that maintains the breathability.

 

 

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