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Water proofing spray


tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 6:16PM
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 e2
13 15.7k 6 England
6 Jan 2013 6:18PM
Any good shoe shop, Clarks etc.
widtink 2 406 2 Scotland
6 Jan 2013 6:23PM
Any silicone spray but also a pair of sealskin socks apparently their the dawgs baws if you can afford them Smile

Rod
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
6 Jan 2013 6:28PM
Just dug out my last tin.

Its called Clarks protector, I use it to keep my canvas bags water proof Smile
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
6 Jan 2013 6:35PM
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 9 1.9k England
6 Jan 2013 7:02PM
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 7:07PM
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 7 1.2k 14 England
6 Jan 2013 7:35PM

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 1.5k England
6 Jan 2013 7:39PM
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 e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 7:43PM

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 10 3.3k 9 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 10:58AM
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.
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
7 Jan 2013 12:02PM

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 e2
5 3.7k 58 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 3:44PM

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 e2
13 15.7k 6 England
7 Jan 2013 3:48PM
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 10 2.5k United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 5:42PM
Another vote for Nikwax

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