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: Revivex for GoreTex?

05-26-2003, 11:00 PM
My wading jacket needs help...
If any of our sponsors carry Revivex waterproofing restoring spray for GoreTex fabric could you chime in or PM me? I'd like to keep it in the family here if I can.

05-27-2003, 08:25 AM
Nickwx does the same thing (recomended by Gore befor they came out with Revivex). Maybe the sponsors carry that. Try Kaughman's Streamborn and be sure to mention the Forum.

05-27-2003, 09:21 AM
Before you go out and buy something, have you tried washing and drying the coat? Sometimes it's just dirt and grime that's causing the problems. Also, running the coat through the dryer for a short time(be careful you don't melt it) 'reactivates' something in the gore-tex- I think it's 'DWR' or some other acronym that causes the surface to shed water.

It might not work, but it's free, so it's worth a shot.


05-27-2003, 09:32 AM
DWR is Nikwax or Revivex. A warm iron also works. Careful! Follow directions on label.

05-27-2003, 10:08 AM
Thanks guys,
I have washed it but havn't been out in a blow yet to find out if that's all it needed.The instructions on Revivex is to spray it on wet fabric then dry it at a given temp I don't remeber for I think 50 min. to activate it. The heat may reactivate the old stuff.

05-27-2003, 11:04 AM
However, this is expensive stuff so do the washing in Woolite on gentle/warm water, double rinse then the spray on stuff while the jacket is still wet.

I've been doing this for years on my old (at least 10 year old gortex coat) quite successfully.