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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!

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  • “Can I use nixwax on shoes?”
    Asked by Joe cool from Illinois on 10/29/2017 3:23:52 PM
    • Depending on the kind of Nikwax, some are okay for shoes.
      Answered on 10/30/2017 4:20:32 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • “What is the expiration date?”
    Asked by Maine skiier from Maine on 9/8/2015 1:41:32 PM
    • There is not one the bottle.
      Answered on 9/8/2015 2:03:24 PM by treeman51 from Greeneville TN
    • There was not an expiration date on the bottle that I could find.
      Answered on 9/9/2015 4:50:08 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
    • My most recent purchase (couple of months ago) has a BBE date of 10/18. Hope this helps!
      Answered on 9/9/2015 6:08:14 PM by Sk888888 from Philadelphia, PA
    • None that I know... like most detergent.. I buy usually several bottles at once and I have never noticed a difference in the way it washes my clothes over time... Pretty amazing product.
      Answered on 9/9/2015 6:51:15 PM by C the skier from Colorado
  • “I would like to know if i can use this to waterproof cotton.i know nikwax has a special cotton proof on the market as well but i never see it for sale at sierra trading post so i was wondering if the tach wash will work too .”
    Asked by Mina from 10538 on 10/26/2014 7:33:49 PM
    • 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 shelleymk from bellingham
  • “Hello, I used Tech Wash to clean two shells. I didn't dry the shells; instead, I used the correct amount (3 oz/garment) and used a front loading washing machine and gently washed the 2 items. Then I transferred both shells to a front loading dryer and set the dryer on DELICATE and low temperature. The dryer was set for 25 minutes but stopped after only about 6-7 minutes. Both shells were still wet so I hung them on hangers overnight. In the morning they were both dry so I wore the Marmot Goretex shell in a snowstorm and later discovered that it was NOT even slightly water repellent; rather, it was soaking wet after working in the snowstorm for about one hour. Any suggestion will be very appreciated.”
    Asked by Rick the damp snow shoveler from Salt Lake City on 12/19/2013 12:57:07 PM
    • 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 Anonymous from Utah
  • “come si usa?”
    Asked by tony from italy on 6/24/2013 1:05:20 PM
    • 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 Jack from Sierra Trading Post.