Renewing Cabelas Gortex Guide Wear?? Renewing Cabelas Gortex Guide Wear??
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    Renewing Cabelas Gortex Guide Wear??
from Griff  
12/18/2008 1:05:23 AM


 Have a set of Cabelas Gortex Guide Wear @ 10 years old. I believe I had read on the board before there is a product one can buy to use after washing the Guidewear that helps renew the gortex coating. Can somone educate me as to how and do this?

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   Revive X for outer wear from Tim Johnson  12/18/2008 1:10:22 AM
  Funny, I just finished renewing the dwr on two of my rainsuits tonight!

shop around, I found the 10 oz. spray online for under $9.00 a bottle, that's the least expensive I found.

Easy to do, wash the suit in warm water and powder detergent, run it through the spin cycle twice to get out as much water as possible, then spray on the Revive X and put the suit in the dryer for an hour. That's it! Make sure you get the ReviveX for outer wear, not the "wash in" version, which could actually damage the gore-tex inner lining.

Edited 12/18/2008 1:14:50 AM

   Tim...wash-in version from Jeff Hahn  12/18/2008 10:05:18 AM
 Tim: I've never heard that the wash-in Revive X could damage Gortex inner lining. That's what I used the last time I did my Guidewear. I don't recall reading any warning on the label.

Jeff Hahn

   Right for Gortex Web Site from Capt Rick #15296  12/18/2008 10:10:28 AM
 How to Restore Water Repellency

GORE-TEX® outerwear:
Just machine wash it, rinse it, and put it in the dryer, being sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the care label inside. The washing removes dirt and other contaminants and the heat from the dryer helps redistribute the DWR treatment on the fabric surface.

If water fails to bead up on the surface of your cleaned and tumble-dried garment, its DWR treatment has reached the end of its useful life. But don’t worry: You can restore the garment’s water repellency by applying a topical water repellency restorative (DWR treatment) for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer. We do not recommend wash-in treatments, as they can hinder your garment's breathability.

   I've used the wash in from wanabepro #12668  12/18/2008 10:54:12 AM
 without a problem and it seems to work for me. It is about that time to re-up on my suits before the derbies start again.

   Cabela's Care Kit for from Gofisharkansas71753 #12138  12/18/2008 12:43:24 PM
 Waterproof Breathable Outerwear is what I got for my Cabela's Signature Rain Suit. It had developed breakthrough ( soaked me good ) 10+ yrs old. Washing did not help. I called Cabela's and this is what they said would work and it did. Good as new!! Search Cabela's Garment Care Kits on Cabela's site. Good Luck, Gofisharkansas

   Revivex from MikeF  12/18/2008 12:53:48 PM
 I only time I've ever used anything it was the wash in ReVivex and it worked. I did not notice a change in breathability but who knows.

   Kiwi Camp Dry... from BC  12/19/2008 5:25:33 PM
  at Academy is $4.99 per 12 oz can. It took 2 cans to thoroughly coat my entire suit. The DWR (durable waterproof repellant) in this product is the same as others. Do not use the silicone based.

Edited 12/19/2008 11:08:50 PM

   Also... from BC  12/19/2008 9:11:51 PM
 from what I have read, the actual Gore Tex material never needs "renewing". Gore Tex remains waterproof for a lifetime as long as it is not punctured, burned etc...

The shell of your suit is not actual Gore Tex and this is what needs re-waterproofing over time to prevent wet-outs. Wet-outs are when the shell gets soaked. The Gore Tex membrane lies underneath the shell.

This is why I prefer the spray on type of DWR after washing according to instructions.

   Bc from Jeff Hahn  12/19/2008 11:09:45 PM
 BC: My understanding is that Camp Dry is a silicone based water-proofer. Goretex says never to use a silicone based treatment on its products as they will prevent the outer layer frm breathing. On the other hand, if the Goretex is shot, it probably doesn't make any difference. I have one really old Goretex rainsuit that I treated with a pure silicone liquid so that it would at least bead water and keep me dry.

Jeff hahn

   Jeff.. from BC  12/20/2008 2:17:43 PM
  Kiwi Camp Dry comes in 2 forms, a silicone base and a flouropolymer base. I only use the flouropolymer based one. Hope you are doing great. You got me hooked on tubes. I caught about 25 the other day using your advice from last year! Thanks again. Here is the link for the polymer based: p>Edited 12/20/2008 8:55:58 PM

   Thanks BC! from Jeff Hahn  12/20/2008 9:55:46 PM
 BC: Thanks for the info and the link. Congrats on catchin'em! Last cast I made was in mid-October.

Jeff Hahn



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