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Gore-Tex Care Center- Restoring Water Repellency

How To

Gore shell fabrics are treated with an ultra-thin treatment called DWR, a durable water repellent polymer applied to the outermost fabric layer. This treatment penetrates the fibers and lowers the surface tension of the fabric, causing water to bead up and roll off the outer layer of fabric, instead of being absorbed.

Water-repellent outer fabric provides additional insulation and prevents liquid from saturating your garment's outer fabric, a condition known as 'wet out' that can make you feel damp and clammy. Your garment may even feel like it's leaking, although it's not.

Regular wear and tear, plus exposure to dirt, detergents, insect repellant, and other impurities, causes DWR failure. DWR is not permanent on any fabric. Its effective life depends upon how you care for your garment and how rigorously it is used. The most effective way to maintain your Gore garment's water and stain repellency is to wash it, rinse it, and put it in your dryer. The washing removes contaminants and the heat from the dryer helps redistribute the DWR treatment on the fabric surface.

If water fails to bead up on the surface of your cleaned and tumble-dried garment, its DWR treatment has reached the end of its useful life. But don't worry: You can also totally restore a Gore garment's durable water repellency by using REVIVEX® Water and Stain Repellent. The special REVIVEX® formulation and process not only coats areas of the fabric where the original DWR has worn off, it also 'mates' with the remaining DWR to totally restore water and stain repellency. Anyone can properly maintain the DWR on a GORE™ product.

Simply wash your garment and then spray REVIVEX® Water and Stain Repellent on it while it's still wet. Then tumble dry it separately for 50 minutes. It's that simple. You can wear the garment immediately after treatment. The REVIVEX® Water and Stain Repellent spray is water-based, solvent-free, non-flammable, and will not harm your dryer.


Water Repellant for Outerwear

MSRP: $9.95
Colors: Clear
Description: Does water no longer bead up on your older rainwear? If your jacket or pants can be washed and tumble dried, then the DWR coating can be totally revived with Revivex. Simply machine wash, spray Revivex on, and tumble dry. Your garment will be ready to wear and feel brand-new!

Restores the outerwear's water repellency
Lasts 3 times longer than other leading brands
Water based
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ReviveX by McNett Corporation
Rain, snow, or chilly mist. Your outerwear can be more comfortable regardless of the weather. ReviveX® Water Repellent for Outerwear can restore or create Durable Water Repellency (DWR) for your outerwear.

This coating causes water to bead up and roll off the outerwear fabric instead of being absorbed, keeping you more comfortable. It's easy to use, non-flammable, and non-toxic. Just wash, spray, and tumble dry. ReviveX® Water Repellent for Outerwear is perfect for all-season comfort.

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