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Nikwax Wash-In Soft Shell Proof Waterproofing - 10 fl.oz.

Closeouts. Wake up your favorite soft shell jackets and vests with a trip through the washing machine using Nikwax' wash-in soft shell proof waterproofing. Easy to use formula adds water repellency and restores breathability to soft shell garments.

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  • “Can this product be used in a front-loading high-efficiency washing machine?”
    Asked by Anonymous from Wyoming on 4/8/2015 3:31:16 PM
    • We have an LG H-E front loader following the Nikwax use directions the product has worked very well for us. Prior to our front loader it worked equally well in our top loader. We also use/used liquid clothes detergent in both washer types when we do normal clothes washing so it would stand to reason Nikwax would work in a front loader as well as a top loader. You also may want to use regular Nikwax garment wash first then use the soft shell proof waterproofing

      > That said you may want to contact your washer manufacturer prior to using it to ensure your washer can utilize Nikwax without harm to washer or clothing.
      Answered on 4/9/2015 6:19:18 AM by fish from Wilmington, NC
    • This should work in most washing machines.
      Answered on 4/9/2015 8:52:07 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
  • “Can you apply this product by applying with a spray bottle and let dry or is it necessary to wash the garment in a washer? Will there be any residual material left in the washer or any coating on the washer drum when using this product?”
    Asked by lee from Ohio on 1/4/2015 7:27:16 AM
    • This item is not designed to be sprayed on.
      Answered on 1/16/2015 10:56:21 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
  • “Would this product work to properly waterproof a windbreaker with a 100% cotton shell and 100% polyester lining? ”
    Asked by Nate-O from Ireland on 5/22/2014 1:12:38 AM
    • This should work for any soft shell.
      Answered on 5/23/2014 10:14:11 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
  • “Would this work on a polyester fabric?”
    Asked by Is nc from North Carolina on 8/13/2013 9:17:02 AM
    • Yes, most soft shells are polyester or nylon.
      Answered on 8/13/2013 10:43:11 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
  • “What NIKWAX product do you recommend for a pair of Columbia Zip Off Pants that are 100% Nylon? Heading into the wilderness for a week long canoe trip this spring and will be expecting some rain.”
    Asked by Brian from Minnesota on 3/27/2013 4:15:19 PM
    • I think the, Nikwax Wash-In Soft Shell Proof Waterproofing Item #71082, would fit your needs. Also you may want to consider bringing a bottle of Nikwax Fabric and Leatherproof Spray-On Waterproofing Item #1831P along for the trip.
      Answered on 3/28/2013 8:57:26 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post