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Thread: Kammo Re-Proofing

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    Kammo Re-Proofing

    I have still not been able to part with my old Kammo jacket which I keep as a spare for emergencies.

    Unfortunately after prolonged and abusive use it is about as waterproof as a sponge!

    I have tried a few of the wash-in water proofing products on the market and have found them to be worse than useless!

    Does anyone have experience of the Kammo refurbishing service and contact details/prices, or any do it yourself at home suggestions that actually work and do what they say on the tin?

    I suppose another option is to chuck in the towel and go for either a Swandri or Nomad replacement.

    Thanks in advance

    Ben

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    i have two kammo jackets one about 15 years old there a lovely coat if swazi could make a jacket on the kammo patern ,now that would be a coat and a half .cant have enough pockets and the stud to hold rifle on the shoulder is so handy ,my two are in bad nead of reproofing also

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    How about Barbour wax?

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    hi ben kammo have there own reproofing think il give it a try

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    If you are thinking of using the Extreme stuff they advertise on the website I have tried that twice and it was not as good as the label would have had you believe.

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    Any synthetic, dust off mud blood etc and wash thoroughly with non-bio detergent and no fabric softener. Dry completely then rinse at low temp and allow to drip and air dry, no heat.
    Wash again with a "wash-in" proofer and allow to dry in.
    Keeps it right for about 2-3 yrs or so depending on wear and use.
    G

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    http://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/index.php

    A camping favorite, you can even buy it off ebay ! Easy to apply and has been around for years....

    Example:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikwax-TX-Dire...1%7C240%3A1318

    Stinks for while after application (not dissimilar to parrafin) the pong does subside after a few days hanging in the garage !

    Good stuff and wont break the bank !

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    re proofing

    I have used nikwax and although not magic it does help.

    The trick i have found is to use the tech wash first and then the wash in proof.

    http://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/products...hp?productid=4

    whip out and straight into the tumble drier to get the fibres out and do it every time it needs washed.

    I have deerhunter RAM stuff that i used to curse (still do) but it is water repellent again.

  9. #9
    Talk to the guy who owns Kammo, he is an excellent stright guy who stands behind his products. He will probably give you a discount off a new one if repairing your old one is uneconomic. I have been unable to break one of their coats in about 10 years.

    A

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