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    Does anyone know of good waterproofing for carhart material? Ok just same type thread on this subject.
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    I have thought about this too. Either Canvas quick or wax it. The wax takes a long time just to do a hat the coat would be quite a project. Good luck

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    I don't see why the spray on water repellents wouldn't work. Most you spray it down then throw in the dryer for a few minutes.


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    Here is how I have waterproofed my carhartt coats. 1) wash your coat with regular laundry soap. 2) wash your coat again with no soap and use the extra rinse option 3) wash your coat in nikwax cotton proof, no extra rinse option 4) hang to dry. Here's why I do what I do. I worked at a gear shop years ago and the nikwax rep came in and told us this is the way to do it because, a clean coat is great to start with, the extra rinse and extra wash double make sure that there is no soap residue left in the fibers of your coat, apparently soap will screw up the effectiveness of the cotton proof. I did what the man said and have never had a problem. Ohh and yeah always wash your carhartts in cold water.

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    I use Camp Dry on my Carhart stuff.
    Spray it on, then hang it outside for a day or two, till the noxious fumes fade away.
    The fumes are brutal in small enclosed areas.
    Once, I sprayed my work boots late at night and tried to wear them to work next morning.
    Had to stop the truck and throw them in the back before I passed out.
    Once dry, though, it is virtually scentless.

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