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#12250412 - 05/17/17 05:53 PM Re-waterproofing rain gear
lodell23 Online   content
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Registered: 03/12/14
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Loc: Denton TX
I've got a frabill f2 rain suit that I think I need to add some waterproofing spray to. Any recommendations? I think I've seen some at academy before but not sure the brand or if it's any good. Thanks!
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#12250438 - 05/17/17 06:14 PM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: lodell23]
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25945
Loc: Weatherford
Hate to say it but I've never had any luck really making it work

I've tried the spray the wash and even just scotch guard

None of it made any more noticeable different
Needed up buying new stuff
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#12250459 - 05/17/17 06:28 PM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: lodell23]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Scotch Guard will help maintain a suits water repellency, but will not "repair" its ability. Nothing will help once it's simply worn out.
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#12250490 - 05/17/17 06:45 PM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: lodell23]
Thad Rains Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3195
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I use Nik Wax and it works like a charm. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. Several different applications, but my best use has been with the gel. Don't know if SnoSeal would work as well or not.

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Has 4 rainsuits, not counting Frogg Toggs.

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Edited by Thad Rains (05/17/17 06:46 PM)
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#12250914 - 05/17/17 10:01 PM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: lodell23]
lodell23 Online   content
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Registered: 03/12/14
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Loc: Denton TX
Thanks guys. It's not too bad just not 100% dry after a lot of rain like it used to be. just figured I'd give it a coat/spray down of it to help it last
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#12250931 - 05/17/17 10:06 PM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: lodell23]
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Registered: 05/17/15
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Loc: Houston, Tx
Check out reviveX. Good stuff.

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#12251419 - 05/18/17 09:33 AM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: lodell23]
Sschofield Offline
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Registered: 04/17/14
Posts: 302
Loc: Denton,Tx
Scotch gaurd is good
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#12251445 - 05/18/17 09:44 AM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: Sschofield]
WAWI Online   content
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 21423
Originally Posted By: Sschofield
Scotch gaurd is good


I have mixed results with it. Of course my suit is 8 years old or so and I'm too cheap to buy another so I spend some time wet every now and then.

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#12251541 - 05/18/17 10:24 AM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: lodell23]
Thad Rains Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3195
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
My rainsuits are over 15 years old amd Nikwax does the job for me, and I stay dry. They have a wash material or a sponge applicator. Go check them out, and no I am not affiliated with them, just trying to pass on some good info. I have heard good stuff about reviveX, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12251586 - 05/18/17 10:45 AM Re: Re-waterproofing rain gear [Re: lodell23]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4149
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
ReviveX makes the outside layer of Goretex garments somewhat water repellant.

The Goretex layer is waterproof as long as it is clean.

https://www.gore-tex.com/support/care/washing-instructions

http://www.orvis.com/p/revivex-spray-on-water-repel/1l9t
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