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Old 09-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Can anyone recomend a good repellent for cotton boat covers ,i have come across FABSIL and scotchgard , anyone know of a good one that they have used and works well ??
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/products...-1&fabricid=-1

Or, you could go for autoglym car treatment for cabriolet roofs! http://www.autoglym.com/enGB/product...l.asp?v06VQ=GG

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Can anyone recomend a good repellent for cotton boat covers ,i have come across FABSIL and scotchgard , anyone know of a good one that they have used and works well ??
Thompsons water seal, any good builders merchant should have it.Used it for years its about £15 for 5 litres.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thompsons water seal, any good builders merchant should have it.Used it for years its about £15 for 5 litres.
Hi Freddie are you talking about the thomsons waterproofer that you paint on walls ? i only ask because i am sure its the same stuff i use to coat the pattern imprinted concrete that we lay ,just that the Thomsons stuff is a lot thinner.
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The best way to apply these is with a 5L pressure sprayer
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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Hi Freddie are you talking about the thomsons waterproofer that you paint on walls ? i only ask because i am sure its the same stuff i use to coat the pattern imprinted concrete that we lay ,just that the Thomsons stuff is a lot thinner.
Thats the stuff, i put it in a spray gun it does the job!
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I have just got round to spraying my boat cover with the thompsons water sealer , i gave it 2 coats with a sprayer ,it now has the watererproofing capability of blotting paper. could i have bought the wrong stuff , the stuff i bought is like waterd down milk , i let the cover dry for 2 days ,i did a litle test and flcked water on it and it just soaked in straight away ,any ideas
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I have just got round to spraying my boat cover with the thompsons water sealer , i gave it 2 coats with a sprayer ,it now has the watererproofing capability of blotting paper. could i have bought the wrong stuff , the stuff i bought is like waterd down milk , i let the cover dry for 2 days ,i did a litle test and flcked water on it and it just soaked in straight away ,any ideas
thomsons, is for brickwork and masonry, think you got the wrong stuff dood
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No idea if its afailible in the UK but i used harmisol , put the cover into a standard wasching machine ad 1 or 2 cans of harmisol and let the machine do the work , after that let it run the rinse program and let the cover dry , result a 100% waterproof cover !
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Jeezs, you've got to have some sort of **** off washing machine for that size load
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my waschinmachine can handle 8kg most covers don't weight that much
Did the over-all cover of the 700XS a few weeks ago it barely fitted but it is a huge cover couse the with of the boat , but i got it in and now its clean and 100% waterproof .
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Old 14-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #13
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my waschinmachine can handle 8kg most covers don't weight that much
Did the over-all cover of the 700XS a few weeks ago it barely fitted but it is a huge cover couse the with of the boat , but i got it in and now its clean and 100% waterproof .
.....and you don't have any probs when you spill beer down your clothes anymore!!!
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When i take of my shirt i can put it upright on the floor lol
After wasching withe the waterproofing aditive you have to wash the cover once more but without adding anything so the maschine is clean for a next wash , if this wouldn't be the case the misses would kill me for sure
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When i take of my shirt i can put it upright on the floor lol
After wasching withe the waterproofing aditive you have to wash the cover once more but without adding anything so the maschine is clean for a next wash , if this wouldn't be the case the misses would kill me for sure
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