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    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

    I have had a pair of Hi-Tec walking boots, for about three years.
    Comfortable as they come

    They are letting in water through the fabric, not because of a puncture or owt like that
    Can anyone suggest a good waterproof spray, as I guess the original impregnation has deteriorated


    Adrian

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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315388 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2013 - 6:18 PM

    Any good shoe shop, Clarks etc.

    widtink
    widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2013 - 6:23 PM

    Any silicone spray but also a pair of sealskin socks apparently their the dawgs baws if you can afford them Smile

    Rod

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315388 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2013 - 6:28 PM

    Just dug out my last tin.

    Its called Clarks protector, I use it to keep my canvas bags water proof Smile

    JJGEE
    JJGEE  96308 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2013 - 6:35 PM

    Take a look at the products from a Company called Nikwax

    You will probably need to go to s specialist outdoor type shop or buy online.

    dcash29
    dcash29  81908 forum posts England
    6 Jan 2013 - 7:02 PM

    Or http://www.grangers.co.uk/footwear.cfm

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2013 - 7:07 PM

    Thanks folks for the input,

    The next time I am near a decent outdoor clothing shop, I will pop them in and make sure I get the right one.

    In fact, I reckon there will be one close to where I am working at the momentSmile


    Adrian

    PS This site is soooh good for useful infoWink

    JohnParminter


    Quote: They are letting in water through the fabric, not because of a puncture or owt like that

    Are you sure Adrian?

    Are they a Goretex or similar boot? If they are and this is perforated then a water repellent spray will not keep your boot water proof especially if it is a fabric rather than a leather covering.

    JP

    MrGoatsmilk
    6 Jan 2013 - 7:39 PM

    Another vote for Nikwax I've used their brush on for boots in the past, was very good. Easy to get from most camping shops and online.

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jan 2013 - 7:43 PM


    Quote: Are you sure Adrian?

    Are they a Goretex or similar boot? If they are and this is perforated then a water repellent spray will not keep your boot water proof especially if it is a fabric rather than a leather covering.

    JP

    They never used to John, so I reckon it is the waterproofing wore outSmile
    Only really noticed, this last 6 months or so, even to the point of having to wear wellies, when togging the early morning butterflies in August - heavy dew etc;

    Adrian

    collywobles
    7 Jan 2013 - 10:58 AM

    There is only one - Nikwax everytime. Dip your finger in the tub and just gently rub it in all over especially around the stitching. as you do the heat from your finger melts the wax and gives the boot a fine fully water proof layer. My Brasher boots have lasted over 20 years and they are almost as good as new - all down to a regulat coat of Nikwax.

    Last Modified By collywobles at 7 Jan 2013 - 11:00 AM
    JJGEE
    JJGEE  96308 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Jan 2013 - 12:02 PM


    Quote: My Brasher boots have lasted over 20 years and they are almost as good as new

    Lucky you.
    Brahser boots are good but I have to renew after about 6 / 7 years. The tread wears down and even with regular waxing the leather starts cracking.
    I am going to have a look around at alternatives before deciding on what do buy for my trip to Snowdonia in October.

    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53627 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Jan 2013 - 3:44 PM


    Quote: ...... I use it to keep my canvas bags water proof Smile

    Glad i'm not the only one - I sprayed loads of shoe waterprofer over my lowpro camera rucksack - it seemed to help keep the damp weather out. In proper rain i put a cover over it.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315388 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Jan 2013 - 3:48 PM

    Yeh bags need a regular spray in bad weather.

    I still use a canvas man bag I picked up in fat face some of the time, the spray protects the gear quite nicely Smile

    geoffash26
    geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
    7 Jan 2013 - 5:42 PM

    Another vote for Nikwax

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