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Old 04-09-2011, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can't get Nikwax to work

Have tried these mostly on some Sessions 10k pants, and my Holden Curtis denim pant, which are 20k rated and have maybe 70 days on them.

Basically, these were collecting wet snow since I sit down to strap in. Have tried nikwax a few times before, every time to no success, as it goes on and after it dries up, it never actually leads to beading of water. Instead, water still just gets on and stays there.

Does anybody have any suggestions for this? I've been struggling with this product for a while and just assumed it was some of my gear, but it's starting to bug me that my outerwear is still wetting.

Tried the wash in on the Sessions, spray on has been used on my Curtis ones.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you put them in the dryer after you applied the waterproofing?
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm surprised. After the washin, did you throw the pants into the dryer as noted above. I think this is a requirement.
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Did you use the tech wash before applying the waterproofing treatment?

If you gear isn't clean of oils, dirt, such, the waterproofing treatment is a crapshoot at best. It may also be that the gear your are waterproofing just isn't very good at it's job.

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey Minger, you ever get the nikwax to work?
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry, forgot about this thread. It works...ok. Heavy water will still cause it to collect.

Did tech wash, nikwax, dryer on low for a good amount of time
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I personally never do the dryer part, but the techwash and then nixwax seems to restore the waterproof on my stuff pretty well.
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