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post #1 of 10 Old 05-10-2012, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning Up Winter (Rewaterproofing)

Hello everybody! (:
I'm planning on cleaning up my waterproof blanket and sheet.
Sadly, my sheet isn't waterproof anymore.
Just the bottom of my blanket is leaky.
I've seen spray on waterproofer and stuff you wash it i
I can't find it anywhere!!
Does anyone know a good brand or a website that sells it?

I was considering doing what I do to my snow pants and jacket, using wood/deck sealant
Yeah, it smells nasty, but it works.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-10-2012, 07:31 PM
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It's a little bit of work but I like to rub in beeswax into mine. You can usually find bricks of it at craft stores for candle making. I get the brick just barely soft and then rub it really hard into the blanket....lasts all winter if I only wash in cold water.
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-10-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Really?
Huh.. I've never heard of that.
What about rain? I usually keep that on during rainy season or if she's out in the mud.
Would it still work?

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-10-2012, 08:04 PM
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I never have a problem, wax is waterproof. Once you get it into the fibers, it's usually there until you melt it out with hot water.
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Woah!
That's crazy.
Would it be stupid if I got beeswax, rubbed it in, and then used the spray on waterproofer?
Hahah
ALso, about how much would beeswax cost?

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post #6 of 10 Old 05-10-2012, 10:24 PM
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Wax is cheap. Once you wax a garment, it is pointless to spray on a waterproofer.

Waxed/oiled cotton has been used to make waterproof garments for centuries.

Google Filson and Barbour.
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Alrighty(: thank you!!!

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-11-2012, 04:24 AM
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I use candle wax on the seems and standard waterproofer everywhere else - never tried wax all over
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-11-2012, 05:27 AM
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I just sent mine to be "professionally cleaned" so we'll see if it's still waterproof once it gets back. Had a few gashes on the top layer that I need to have repaired.

Never heard of bees wax, sounds awesome.

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Well.. My sheet was in the washer, on the delicate cycle, and now there's a big rip on the inside.
Not so sure it's going to hold up if I just sew it.
Iron on patch would be good right?
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