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Getting Nikwax off?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by montyharding, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. montyharding

    montyharding Senior Member

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    Dec 14, 2008
    Jolly Old Blighty
    Arrgh help me SFers :eek:

    ... if you can.

    I have a jacket I like. It's Etaproof. Was getting a bit non-proof / shaggy, so I contacted the cloth maker. They recommended I reproof it using Nikwax, and I followed the instructions.

    The jacket went horribly (and unevenly) shiny. Furthermore, it developed a stickiness so that it collects every single bit of lint, dust and fluff around making it look incredibly scruffy.

    The clothing maker then suggested washing it once without any treatment to try and get some of the wax out. It's better, but still pretty unevenly shiny and still very sticky. And to add insult to injury, the three-wash treatment seems to have damaged the fibres - I can see 'tufts' on the sleeve seams now.

    In other words, it's kinda effed.

    Is there a way of bringing it back?

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