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Bigdog 21 04-Aug-23
Trying to resurrect an old Cabela’s Dry Plus rain suit the best I can. Anyone used a spray that works? Thanks!
Have had good luck with Nikwax tech wash and waterproofing. Comes as a kit and applied in washing machine.
From: Bigdog 21
Scotchgard Heavy duty water shield.
I just did two old rain jackets with the Scotchgard Bigdog21 noted prior to a Wyoming trip earlier this summer. Worked AWESOME!
Another thumbs up for the Nikwax combo pack.
Scotchgard will sure work, I've used it on different things as well with good results.
I've never used the Nikwax process. I wonder if that would be more permanent?
John, if water is getting in your rain suit, I think it’s time to get off the wallet buddy. I have an old pair of rockys boots that I keep going and my son tries to give me the same advice lol
No water getting in it or at least the last time I used it it didn’t. I have over $800 in my rain suit, this is one I’m giving to my son who really doesn’t want to buy a new one. It’s only been worn a few times over the years. I figured it’s worth a shot to treat it and see how it works
Here's a very good article on how to restore DWR materials. Any of the membranes (Goretex, Dry Plus, etc..) will eventually leak at stress points if it becomes saturated because the DWR has become compromised through wear.
I just contacted KUIU about my Chugach and their first step is for me to retreat it. Their recommendation is Grangers, so I ordered it on Amazon