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Waterproofing for tents awnings etc.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Samwise25, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    Samwise25

    Samwise25 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what does everyone use for waterproofing exterior tents and add-ons?

    I have a Envoy XUV rear topper tent I’d love to keep waterproofed.

     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    I been using Nikwax water proofing for 3 years now however it is only for synthetic fabrics not for cotton or the likes so they say. I been doing it in the spring when it gets warm with good sunshine to help dry the spray so far no issues. I am sure there are other stuff that is just as good but I found this at local camping supply store reasonable price.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    Shit well this is probably nylon so that would probably work. I’m pretty sure the answer is that or rub it down in some kind of synthetic wax. I have DWR spray I use on my wet weather gear, typically tents too. I’d assume this would work but I think there might be a better alternative.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    I stay away from rubbing it down with a "wax" I use to do that before and the results were so so for all the time and work it takes, the Nikwax is just a spray on and you can see if you miss a spot and do it fast in under and hour.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    Spray on sounds like a better option. I think a rub down would be better for canvas etc.

    The question remains, what’s the best spray on?
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    This is what I currently use....71ymrrDZZKL._SL1500_.jpg
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    Samwise25 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Got it. That’s what I’m going to use. I use nikwax for all my outdoor gear. All the expensive shit anyways.
     

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