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My "Jahti Jakt" suit is not so waterproof anymore. What's a good Waterproofer to use.

Cheers S.S.

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Diverdave has a waterproofed called Repel , spray it on let it dry then get heat into the garment and it's amazing , he's a friend of mine & ive sprayed heap of stuff hats jackets jumpers etc

 

Deal direct here

 

https://sites.google.com/site/wadersrepairs/

 

Or get from eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122188254665

 

He's a gent to deal with and spend time telling you how to use get most out of it

 

Paul

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Ive treated some trousers with the above, and it does seem to work nicely.

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How is this stuff compared to fabsil and the nikwax wash-ins (both of which have always been a bit 'ish' for me)?

 

 

(And, how much heat?!)

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I used to use nikwax too but found it didn't last as long as the original sealer . It would need re-doing every few months , also used the wash in direct before hand . So interest in this stuff from muff diver bloke !

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Gents

 

It was designed to be low temperature, for waders and breathable jackets, tumble drying can destroy these so we specified a low temperature resin base. It uses similar chemistry to many of the others, a C6 fluorocarbon, and the success of ours is simple, we dilute it less, so it has more active ingredient per bottle. The chemistry is reasonably low cost, so we dont need to charge much for what is probably the best type of DWR. We designed it for our own use, with no intention of selling it, but after the first tests were asked by our regulars to sell it and so we do!

 

cheers

 

dave

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Dave, I'm intrigued - I'm struggling to proof pertex smocks for kayaking at the mo, and am ready to try something new. Grateful if you'd describe the process for doing a pertex smock - what sort of heat is required. Thanks :)

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I dont know pertex, but it really requires no heat, and works fine simply by drying. If it can get some heat from the sun or drying inside over a radiator so much the better, but it will work if it simply dries out.

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