/ waterproofing a Patagonia Micropuff hoody
Anyone had good results applying a waterproofer to the above jacket?
What product worked best/worst?
Not quite an answer to your question, but I've washed a primaloft belay jacket (TNF one) in the Nikwax waterproofing stuff and been impressed with the result....
Thanks. not tried Nikwax . will give it a go : )
The secret to any wash-in proofer is to make sure your washing machine is spotless, and clear of detergent residues (e.g. in soap dispenser). A service wash, or boil wash with some towels and pure soap flakes beforehand is useful.
You might want to wash the jacket first, too.
> The secret to any wash-in proofer is to make sure your washing machine is spotless, and clear of detergent residues (e.g. in soap dispenser).
How much of a difference does a small amount of residual detergent make?
A lot, IME. It's a contest between the surfactants: the detergent trying to reduce surface tension, and DWR trying to increase it.
good call! Makes sense : )
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