Concentrated Tent & Gear Solarproof™
$13.95 - $59.95
The only 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.
For waterproofing and UV protection
Easy to use concentrated waterproofing and UV blocker for all synthetic tents, backpacks and panniers
Restores and adds water-repellency to weather-proof fabrics
Adds UV protection to prevent sun damage and double the lifespan of gear; works best after application of Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash
Great for use on tents, fly, backpacks, awnings, boat covers, umbrellas, patio furniture, and panniers
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How to use:
The easy to use, safe, high performance waterproofing and UV blocker for all synthetic weatherproof textiles.
Adds Durable Water Repellency, increases fabric strength & protects against UV deterioration; one application can double the effective life of fabrics. Can be applied to wet or dry synthetic fabrics.
Why exposure to UV can compromise synthetic materials...
Synthetic fabrics used for tents and backpacks 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 Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® can double the effective life of equipment by protecting against UV damage, while also providing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to keep the rain out.
Tent and backpack fabrics are light and strong, but vulnerable...
Tents and backpacks 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 Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® protects the entire fabric, from the effects of both UV and water.
Anyone who is active outdoors needs waterproof equipment...
Whether it be a camping tent, a trusty backpack, or your camper awning, many outdoor items are exposed to both the sun and the rain. Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® protects from both, improving the performance and extending the life of your gear.
Use Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® when your gear is new...
To get the most benefit from the UV and DWR protection of Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® it is best applied regularly. During use the equipment fabric will pick up dirt and other contaminants which stop water from beading on the fabric surface. When this occurs the DWR can be revitalized by cleaning with Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Wash. Over time the DWR will wear off through use. Both the DWR and UV protection can be replenished by reapplication of Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof.
For best results make sure you use the correct product...
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® has been specifically formulated for synthetic outdoor equipment to provide Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and ultraviolet (UV) protection.
If your equipment is made of cotton, polycotton or canvas, make sure you use Nikwax Cotton Proof™ for best results.
How Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® gives dual protection...
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to keep your equipment dry, and adds UV protection to help prevent damage done to fabrics by UV rays.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® saves you money by potentially doubling the useful life of your gear.
Like all Nikwax products, Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof is water-based, non-flammable and PFC free…
Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax waterproofing products are WaterBased, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. They contain no harmful solvents, and are completely free of PFCs (which have been shown to be persistent in the environment and have been associated with serious health issues). Additionally Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® is lighter than equivalent pre-diluted products and so requires less energy to transport.
Dilute Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® before use...
- Nikwax Concentrated Tent and Gear SolarProof® should be diluted in water before use.
- Add 2 parts product to 5 parts water and mix well.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® can be applied by hand...
For best results always clean item(s) first with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing.
- Erect tent OR protect working surface and lay clean item flat.
- Apply diluted product evenly to outside of fabric with a spray, brush or sponge. For large items apply in sections.
- As you treat the fabric, remove any pools of product or drips with a damp cloth.
- Check carefully to ensure no areas have been missed.
- After several minutes check for and remove surplus product with a damp cloth*.
*Marks may appear on fabric if excess product is not wiped away. Test on a hidden area first.
Use approximately 1.5fl oz (50ml) of diluted product for 10 square ft (1m2) of fabric. The coverage is approximate and depends on the condition of the fabric being treated.
To maintain waterproofing always clean with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash. Do not use detergents.
To waterproof cotton, polycotton or canvas use Nikwax Cotton Proof™.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof can be applied to wet or dry fabrics. So if your equipment is wet there is no need to wait for it to dry before you treat it with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof.
Nikwax Concentrated Tent & Gear SolarProof® doesn't need heat to provide DWR and UV protection, these will develop once the fabric is dry. Allow item(s) to dry fully before packing away.