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Thread: Cleaning Goretex

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    1) Clean any detergent from washing machine
    2) Wash with Nikwax Tech Wash at 30Deg
    3) Then wash with Nikwax TX Direct Wash in. Again at 30Deg
    4) slow spin
    5) Dry on washing line.(or Pulley - I don't have a dryer:-) Once feeling dryish, turn it outside in & hang for further time till dry inside & out.

    Job done

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    This is OK for washing but heat is needed to re proof thats why tumble drying is needed


    Quote Originally Posted by Marjie View Post
    1) Clean any detergent from washing machine
    2) Wash with Nikwax Tech Wash at 30Deg
    3) Then wash with Nikwax TX Direct Wash in. Again at 30Deg
    4) slow spin
    5) Dry on washing line.(or Pulley - I don't have a dryer:-) Once feeling dryish, turn it outside in & hang for further time till dry inside & out.

    Job done

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    Sorry if this has been done before, but what's the need to reproof Gortex for?? Surely the point of Gortex is that it's a fabric designed to prevent water entering and shouldn't need to rely on an external coating of waterproofing. Surely any coating would prevent breathability. Confused.

    As an aside I use a Gortex lightweight viz yellow cycle jacket (Gore) and a pair of Sprayway Gortex zip up the leg trousers and when it rains hard (50% of my journey from Geneva) they stop the road crap from covering and expensive set of Rukka. They pack to nothing, weigh nothing. Both are now filthy dirty hence why I'm looking at this thread. Wearing these over the suit meant I could leave all my jacket and trouser vents open underneath. After each day the Rukka gear was bone dry (unlike previous boil-in-the-bag 'solutions') and perfectly clean. £150 for jacket and troos, also bone dry inside despite horrendous rain at times. I don't mind binning £150 every couple of years rather than a very expensive suit. My take on things obviously and won't suit some on here, but working well for me.


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