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Old 03-02-2009, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i just bought some new pants, jacket and boots.

1) do i need to use nikwax stuff for the clothes?

2) also for boots, good to waterproof? i have a pair of forum kicker slr. after 6 hrs of riding my foot was generally dry except a few patches on top of my foot. not sure if it was sweat or if water seeping through the lace area.

so what nikwax product should i use for my boots and jacket? i already have the paste wax for my leather gloves. really confused.

here are the products.
aquaeous wax
DX direct spray on
fabric and leathe rproof spray

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Old 03-02-2009, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a few times per season use (on your jacket and pants):

nikwax tech wash

then

nikwax tx.direct

follow the instructions

you generally don't need to do anything to your boots, but if you want to...
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your stuff should come waterproofed from the factory. Unless you get wet snow or wash you stuff a lot you should not need to waterproof it before you use it. I have not used anything on my pants (3 years) or jacket (1 year), but I dont wash my stuff. Washing it will remove some of the factory water proofing. This is why dark colors are cool cuz you cant see stains.
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Your stuff should come waterproofed from the factory. Unless you get wet snow or wash you stuff a lot you should not need to waterproof it before you use it. I have not used anything on my pants (3 years) or jacket (1 year), but I dont wash my stuff. Washing it will remove some of the factory water proofing. This is why dark colors are cool cuz you cant see stains.
hell yea I apply that same theory to underwear!!!!
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hell yea I apply that same theory to underwear!!!!

The greasier the better with snowboarding is what I say
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