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Softshell Proof Nikwax Wash in

Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ Wash In


The easy to use, safe, high performance wash in waterproofing for soft-shell clothing. Adds Durable Water Repellency and revives breathability – in a washing machine.

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  • Softshell Proof Nikwax Wash in
  • Tech Wash Nikwax
Total Price: $US35.02

Product Overview

Breathable soft-shell garments are most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric absorbs water, the garments can lose up to 70% of its breathability. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your soft-shell garment must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and needs to be renewed with Nikwax SoftShell Proof™.

Your soft-shell garment could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax TechWash®, and if its fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalised just from cleaning. But, once the garment has been thoroughly worn, you will need to add DWR, using Nikwax SoftShell Proof™, after cleaning it first with Nikwax TechWash®.

Using the right cleaning products is as important as using the right waterproofing product. Conventional detergents leave behind a thin water-absorbent film on materials, which masks their water repellency. Therefore, always clean your water repellent garments with Nikwax TechWash®. Remember that dirt itself works against water repellency, so regular cleaning will enhance performance.

300ml bottle capacity.

How to use

For best results remove all non-washable parts and always clean item(s) first with Nikwax TechWash® in a separate wash cycle. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing.

Top Loading washing machine:

  1. Place a maximum of 3 garments in a washing machine.
  2. After the machine has filled add 300ml of SoftShell Proof™.
  3. Set cycle to Heavy and Warm, Low water level.

Front Loading washing machine:

  1. Remove all detergent build-up from the detergent dispenser.
  2. Place a maximum of 2 clean garments in a washing machine.
  3. Add 100ml of SoftShell Proof™ per garment.
  4. Run 30ºC Synthetic cycle and slow spin.

Washing by hand:

Use gloves (to avoid waterproofing your hands!)

  1. Immerse 1 clean garment in 6 litres hand-hot water in a sink or bowl.
  2. Use 50ml of SoftShell Proof™.
  3. Agitate to mix, leave to soak for 5-10 minutes, then agitate thoroughly.
  4. Rinse with cold water until water runs clear.

To maintain waterproofing always wash with Nikwax TechWash®. Do not use detergents.

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