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waterproofing boots

by mountainsandsound » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:43 pm

I have a 2 year old pair of boots (Lowa Timoks) that are mostly leather uppers but with some synthetic fabric on the tongue area and between the laces. They have gore-tex in them, but the membrane is definitely failing me. The leather parts are fine, I can wax them and keep water out, but the synthetic fabric part lets in water very quickly. It's a shame, because they are nicely made boots that would otherwise have lots of life left in them, but even hiking through a short section of dew soaked brush will get my feet very wet.

My question is: Is there any product I can apply on the synthetic fabric on the outside of the boot to keep water out? At this point I don't care about trying to keep breathability, the gore-tex is toast. I just wondered if there was any way I could keep those small synthetic sections waterproof, even if it is something I have to keep reapplying.

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Re: waterproofing boots

by ExcitableBoy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:52 pm

Scotch Guard.

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Re: waterproofing boots

by Ben Beckerich » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:00 am

Plastidip?
where am i going... and why am i in this handbasket?

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Re: waterproofing boots

by peninsula » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:44 pm

Sno-seal?

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Re: waterproofing boots

by brrrdog » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:21 pm

I'd love for people to start posting some feed back of neverwet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrjXSsfxMQ

interesting-new-durable-water-repellent-t60499.html


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