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Old 05-23-2013, 07:54 AM
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Default Armor All on waders?

Got a pair of Cabelas waders and in the care instruction, it said to apply a protectant like Armor All. Does that make sense? Thanks.
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That depends on the type of wader. Breathable waders, no it does not. At least to me anyway. Neoprene--maybe but I never did with mine when I had them.

Which model are they?
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Default Re: Armor All on waders?

It makes sense if the wader is constructed of some type of plastic.
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Default Re: Armor All on waders?

I have 3 different pairs of Cabelas waders that are not breathables and I can't think of any reason to use Armor All on any of them
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Default Re: Armor All on waders?

If it is a breathable, you may want to use a Nikwax combination. First wash it in Nikwax Techwash. Then spray it with Nikwax TX Direct. Follow the product instructions.
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Default Re: Armor All on waders?

Leads me to another question...how do you all clean your waders? I just rinse and scrub with a soft brush not adding any cleaners (soap, detergent).....

Can I use a detergent/soap/cleaner?
Does mud and dirt eventually set in and ruin the material?

I know I should check with Patagonia but thought I'd ask and see if there are some experienced answers vs the typical manufacturer info.
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It is always advisable to follow the brand manufacturer's instruction, some of which might be based on the materials used in the waders. Some recommend powders, some don't specify but call for a mild detergent. Stay away from fabric softeners and anything but the mild detergents. I wash mine once a year.

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I have used the Nikwax products with good success on jackets, other waders and it works good.

I also have had very good results with this from everything to Gore Tex to the various other types of breathable materials. It's also great to use on fleeces, layers and soft shells. The list of materials it can be used to wash is endless, look at the label or their website.

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We have breathable Willy J's, Orvis, and Rivendell waders plus LL Bean Hippers. I use Snowy powder and gentle wash on cold. When dry I spray with Revivex. Look like new!
My Rivendells are going on six years now. I do wash them at least twice a year, but I rinse them every outing.

I have had bad luck with Armorall in that it eventually dries the material it is sprayed on out, and makes it brittle.
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I machine wash my waders - hand wash cycle/gentle cycle - with Ivory Snow powdered detergent. My washing machine does not have an agitator, if it did, I would not use a machine. I used to simply wash them in the bathtub with the same powdered detergent - not liquid. Simms Gor Tex
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I would never put armor all on any wader.

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I like to make the neighbors wonder what I'm doing when I wash my waders, so I always do it in the front yard.

1.) Turn on the truck stereo

2.) Fill a bucket with cold water and a bit of powdered laundry soap.

3.) I put the waders on.

4.) Grab a wash mitt or sponge. (mine is used only for this purpose.)

5.) Proceed to slowly and tastefully wash the waders.

6.) Rinse with cold water. (the waders....not me.)

7.) Remove and hang waders to dry.

8.) Sit in the shade with a cold beer or two in hand and enjoy a job well done.
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