Tent & Gear SolarWash®

The only cleaner designed to protect against UV damage and revitalise water repellency of all weatherproof textiles. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable and aerosol free.

For cleaning and UV protection.
  • Technical cleaner and UV blocker for all tents, rucksacks, bags and panniers

  • Cleans effectively, increases fabric strength and protects against UV deterioration

  • Revives the performance of your tent and gear, extending their active life

  • Recommended for all synthetic and canvas tents and gear

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The only cleaner designed to protect against UV damage and revitalise water repellency of all weatherproof textiles. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable, PFC and aerosol free.

For cleaning and UV protection

Why exposure to UV can compromise synthetic materials...

Synthetic fabrics used for tents and rucksacks are coated with a water repellent treatment. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light both destroys the water repellency and leads to a reduction in fabric tear strength, significantly shortening the lifespan of equipment.

The application of Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash can double the effective life of equipment by cleaning and protecting against UV damage, while also revitalising Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to keep the rain out.

Tent and rucksack fabrics are light and strong, but vulnerable...

Tents and rucksacks use synthetic fabrics, such as nylon or polyester, with a thin watertight polyurethane (PU) or elastomeric coating on the inside and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating on the outside. This combination gives great strength and water resistance, combined with light weight, ideal attributes for outdoor equipment.

Unfortunately these fabrics are vulnerable to sunlight and in two weeks of continuous exposure, can lose up to half of their strength. Additionally, the inner coating will degrade if it is left damp for long periods.

Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash cleans the entire fabric, and protects from the effects of both UV and water.

Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash is water-based...

Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash has been specifically designed and optimised for outdoor equipment to clean effectively, revive water repellency (DWR) and add ultraviolet (UV) protection.. Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash can be applied to wet or dry fabrics. If your equipment is wet there is no need to wait for it to dry before you treat it with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash

For best results make sure you use the correct product...

Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash has been specifically formulated for cleaning effectively, reviving water repellency (DWR) and adding ultraviolet (UV) protection to all weatherproof textiles, including cotton, canvas and all synthetic fabrics.

For effective cleaning of outdoor clothing, and synthetic sleeping bags, use Nikwax Tech Wash

By handApply Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash by hand...

Use gloves.

  1. Erect tent OR protect working surface and lay item flat.
  2. Spray evenly to outside of fabric. For large items apply in sections.
  3. Rub in well with a damp cloth/sponge, paying attention to particularly dirty areas. Use a soft nylon brush if necessary to remove stubborn stains.
  4. Rinse with clean water using a cloth or sponge.

Drying:
Item(s) should be air dried. Allow item(s) to fully dry before packing away

*Marks may appear on fabric if excess product is not wiped away. Test on a hidden area first.
Use approximately 50ml of product per 1m2 of fabric.

The coverage is approximate and depends on the condition of the fabric being treated.

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Specialist waterproofer designed to protect against UV damage and enhance water repellency of all weatherproof textiles. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable, PFC and aerosol free.

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