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Old 11-06-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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What's Your Best 'Waterproofing" Spray?

What spray works the best from your experiences?


I want to spray a couple of fleece jackets that are not waterproof right now.

Maybe two pair of old blue jeans too.

I know that they won't be waterproof like rain gear, but it should improve how quickly the stuff gets soaked as it is right now.


So what works the best?

Camp Dry?
Tectron?

Post links if you have them.

Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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No idea what works best, but I've had good luck with camp dry. It stinks while its drying but seems to work good after that. I've done shoes, and other clothes.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:15 PM   #3
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I've had good luck using 303 Fabric Guard on my shoes. I've never really tried anything else though so take my experiences with a grain of salt.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:18 AM   #4
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If you could waterproof fleece they would already sell it.
Buy a thin thin rain shell,
Montbell sells several nice ones that pack the size of a tennis ball.
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:53 PM   #5
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3M Scotchgard heavy duty water repellent




http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...uty_Repellent/
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:59 PM   #6
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http://www.atsko.com/products/waterp...ter-guard.html

It makes my Motoport rain liner completely unnecessary unless it's needed in the cold. this stuff is amazing.
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:59 PM   #7
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3M Scotchgard heavy duty water repellent
Ditto, I have Camp Dry and some other stuff but that seems to work the best on fabrics.
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:30 PM   #8
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What spray works the best from your experiences?
I want to spray a couple of fleece jackets that are not waterproof right now.
Maybe two pair of old blue jeans too.
When I read what you wanted to waterproof I thought you were nuts.

I then when to the web-site of the best waterproof product available and found I was wrong for thinking so. I suck at doing links so if it does not work just google Nikwax and look at their products for Golfing

http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/index.php
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:52 PM   #9
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The Carhartt rep used to make the rounds to all the work and farm supply shops in the spring &/or fall with their "duck dip." They brought a big tank of the waterproofing stuff and would dunk any clean carhartt gear (would let you dunk levi's if you had/bought enough hartt), hand out hats, hotdogs, and coupons. I haven't seen one of those in years, though--about the same time as they moved manufacturing offshore
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:05 PM   #10
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You can't waterproof it. You can make it water repellant. It'll work better on the fleece. But jeans??? Don't bet your life on this stuff. Comfort, perhaps.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:34 PM   #11
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:18 PM   #12
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Camp Dry is noted as usable on just about all fabrics and leathers, while the water repellant Scotch-Guard products mention use on "canvas shoes", but not on leather, so I've used it only on fabrics.

I've found Camp Dry to work well on everything.
It doesn't stain or discolor anything I've used it on, and I've gone through many cans of it.
The treated item stinks for a day or two, then it's OK.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:54 PM   #13
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If you could waterproof fleece they would already sell it.
Buy a thin thin rain shell,
Montbell sells several nice ones that pack the size of a tennis ball.
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You can't waterproof it. You can make it water repellant. It'll work better on the fleece. But jeans??? Don't bet your life on this stuff. Comfort, perhaps.

Yeah, I know the stuff won't be waterproof, but should be improved.

So if I get caught in some slight rain while riding or working outside, or if I blast through a big puddle, maybe the stuff won't get so soaked.

Worth a shot I guess. It should keep the stuff a little cleaner, too. Maybe mud and stuff won't leave stains quite as bad?
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:20 PM   #14
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You got it. I use whatever is on sale.
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