Information about Nikwax Wash-In Waterproofing Tech Wash - 10 fl.oz.
Closeouts. Use Nikwax' wash-in waterproofing Tech wash on your trusty waterproof gear and apparel to revitalize their breathability and increase water repellency. Just add to the wash, and you're set for another full season of performance!
Recommended for use on Gore-Tex® products
No propellant gasses
Not tested on animals
Contains no fluorocarbon
Made in United Kingdom United Kingdom or Great Britain, may not specify
Reviewed by spiderlegs from Taos, NM on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This is not really a waterproofing wash. It is actually a gentle washing agent meant for high performance outdoor clothing to help restore and sustain the original waterproof/breathability aspects. In that it does a good job. A little goes a long way, too. If you need to restore/improve water re...
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Reviewed by Big Head from Michigan on Monday, February 16, 2015
I've used Nikwax product for years to maintain my various pieces of waterproof gear. However the description is misleading as it is not waterproofing but a detergent friendly to waterproof breathable fabrics. A separate Nikwax Wash in Waterproofing product is needed for waterproofing. When I complained to Sierra Trading Post I was eventually told that I should have read the fine print on the label in the picture provided, and that "quality control team" didn't see a need to change the website because they hadn't seen enough complaints.
it didn't work very well on water proof pants that were originally waterproof and lost some of their efficiency over the years, so i highly doubt it would work on regular cotton. sorry:( it only "revitalizes" but not if the fabric is long gone:)
thanks for asking
Answered on 10/27/2014 10:18:04 AM by shelley from bellingham
That is really disappointing! I have not used my jacket in harsh weather so I cannot really say anything about it, yet. I will say that I followed the directions on the container.
Answered on 12/19/2013 1:11:03 PM by Al from San Francisco
i don't know if this makes a difference, but i did not put my things in the dryer. i hung them to dry.
Answered on 12/19/2013 1:36:59 PM by maykay from west
There's a lot to consider, age of jacket, detergent used to wash with etc. Generally there are multiple layers that make your jacket waterproof. The first is the outer layer that is designed to repel water by acting somewhat like peach fuzz, when you first put a peach in or under running water you'll notice that the water just runs off, the same thing is what's happening with your jacket. What happens with time is that the fuzzy part of that layer gets dirty and gummed up with stuff that instead of allowing the water to run off absorbs the water and holds it. After you wash the jacket ideally it clears the fuzz of all that dirt but sometimes the detergent takes its place and that is what Tech Wash is meant for, to clear out the detergents. Depending on your jacket the fuzz could be cleared out but still matted down instead of standing up repelling water. So, depending on your jacket you may be able to steam iron it, yes, steam iron it. Your jacket may show this on the inside label or on the care instructions on the manufacturer's website. What the steam iron does is perk the fuzz back up to a standing position and making it repel water again. !!! IF YOU IRON YOUR JACKET KEEP THE IRON MOVING AND DO NOT ALLOW IT TO SIT IN ONE PLACE!!! Failing to keep the iron moving will result in a melted jacket! Now, if you're still not satisfied with with the results you can watch with TX Direct, this is purely a waterproofing treatment and I highly recommend it. Good luck!
Answered on 2/18/2014 10:11:29 PM by Josh from Utah
Utilizzare Nikwax 'wash-in impermeabilizzazione lavaggio Tech sulla vostra attrezzatura impermeabile fidato e abbigliamento per rivitalizzare la loro traspirabilità e idrorepellenza aumento. Basta aggiungere al lavaggio, e siete a posto per un'altra stagione ricca di prestazioni!
Answered on 6/26/2013 12:48:57 PM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post.
Yes, and I suggest you wash anything you own that's waterproof to be washed in a front-loader. Top-loaders use an agitator to move the clothes and water around. Sometimes, bigger articles of clothing can get twisted up in it and get torn or stretched. Waterproof clothes don't like being stretched.
Answered on 3/21/2013 10:38:36 AM by bigsilk from Brooklyn, NY
This will work well to prep, clean and help restore your already waterproof dry top. If you want a little extra you can do a second wash or spray with NikWax TX direct.|One bottle can do 2-3 washings of 3-5 garments. It has the instructions on the bottle for the quantity to use with items being washed. Enjoy!
Answered on 3/30/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post