This is a discussion on Nikwax within the Riding Gear forums, part of the General Forums category; On the advise of Berto I got some Nikwax products for my textile gear. Textile gear that is made from waterproof fabric or has a ...
Johnny Blue Lightnin'
On the advise of Berto I got some Nikwax products for my textile gear. Textile gear that is made from waterproof fabric or has a "GoreTex" type liner needs special care.
I got some Techwash to wash the gear in, it does not remove the waterproofing from the outer shell fabric or clog the holes in the "goretex" type membranes.
I also got some waterproofing to restore the effectiveness of the outer shell. It comes in a spray on type or a wash in type. I got the wash in type. You pour it into the washer and it saturates everything. My gear was already beading water when I took it out of the washer.
You can also use it on camping or other outdoor gear.
No need to use this on mesh gear.
The local BMW dealer carries the Nikwax products but were out of it so I got it from www.riderwearhouse.com
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01-22-06 10:09 AM
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I thought the Nixwax was a little expensive but it seems to last a half year (give or take some) on the clothing. I ran out of the stuff last fall and used some spray on Camp Dry from the Army-Navy store, it just doesn't last too long. Back to the BMW dealer for me.