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Nikwax Tech Wash and TX. Direct Wash-In Twin Pack

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003 customer reviews
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Price: £6.12 - £33.23
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  • Easy to apply in a washing machine or by hand
  • WaterBased, fluorocarbon-free & environmentally responsible
  • Tech Wash: Prolongs the life of gear and optimises outdoor performance
  • Maintains breathability
  • Maintains original water-repellency
  • Suitable for use on all fabrics, including technical textiles

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  • ASIN: B001RE3FLO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 31 Mar. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,003 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

Product Description

Product Description

All you need to safely clean and add water repellency to wet weather clothing without wicking liners.

Clean and waterproof your wet weather clothing with our convenient twin packs.

Tech Wash is a soap-based cleaner which can be used regularly to clean clothing and equipment without damaging the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coatings. Use this product instead of conventional detergents or washing powder.

TX.Direct adds water-repellency and revives breathability to fabrics without wicking liners. Prolongs the effective lifespan and optimizes the performance of your wet-weather clothing.

Benefits of using this product...

Tech Wash

  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises outdoor performance.
  • Maintains breathability.
  • Maintains original water-repellency.
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine.
  • Suitable for use on all fabrics, including technical textiles.
  • Lifts out dirt that can attract water and mask water repellent finishes.
  • Unlike conventional detergents, it does not leave behind water attractive residues which encourage 'wetting-out'.
  • TX.Direct

  • Adds/renews water repellency and revives breathability.
  • Prolongs the life of gear and optimises outdoor performance.
  • Easy to apply - can be used in a washing machine, no tumble drying required.
  • Will not affect cosmetic appearance.
  • WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous.
  • Does not contain fluorocarbons.
  • Guaranteed performance for 4 years from manufacture.
  • Ideal for...

    Tech Wash

  • All clothing including high activity/technically advanced garments.
  • Ideal cleaner to clean nylon and synthetic tents, rucksacks, awnings, marquees, fabric accessories and camera bags.
  • TX.Direct

  • Clothing with drop liners.
  • Microporous coatings.
  • Gore-Tex.
  • Sympatex.
  • eVENT.
  • Tripple-Point Ceramic.
  • Microfibre fabrics.
  • Breathable laminate.
  • How to apply...

    Tech Wash

    To clothing

  • 1. Place item in washing machine.
  • 2. Apply Nikwax Tech Wash in the machine's dispenser.
  • 3. Select a normal wash cycle, start machine and complete rinse cycle.
  • 4. Alternatively, just apply Nikwax in a simple hand wash.
  • 5. Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if the care label allows.
  • To tents and accessories

  • 1. Apply item in hand-hot water in a sink or bowl and agitate.
  • 2. Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
  • 3. Drip-dry.
  • Note:

  • Tech Wash can be applied neat to fabrics as a stain or grease remover prior to washing.
  • Volume guide (take from label)

  • To clean 1-2 items use 2 full caps (100ml) in soft water or 3 full caps in hard water.

    Quantities used will depend on condition and size of item.

  • TX.Direct

  • 1. Place clean item in washing machine.
  • 2. Apply Nikwax TX.Direct in the machine's dispenser.
  • 3. Select a normal wash cycle, start machine and complete rinse cycle.
  • 4. Alternatively, just apply Nikwax in a simple hand wash.
  • 5. Drip-dry or tumble dry on a low setting if the care label allows.
  • Note:

  • Always check the garment care label and follow instructions.
  • Always clean garments first with Nikwax Tech Wash before re-proofing.
  • When using a washing machine, remove traces of detergent from the dispenser before adding Nikwax.
  • Volume guide (take from label)

  • To clean 1-2 items use 2 full caps (100ml) in soft water or 3 full caps in hard water.

    Quantities used will depend on condition and size of item.

  • When to use this product...

    Tech Wash

    Clean items with Nikwax Tech Wash before proofing them with the appropriate Nikwax proofer. You should be able to wash reproofed gear 6 to 8 times with Nikwax Tech Wash before it requires reproofing with the appropriate Nikwax proofer.

    TX.Direct

    After cleaning and re-proofing clothing, maintain its waterproofing qualities by frequent cleaning with nikwax tech Wash. After 6 to 8 washes with Nikwax Tech Wash, re-apply with Nikwax TX.Direct to re-proof.

    Remember you don't have to wait to dry between cleaning and re-proofing.

    Manufacturer's Description

    Save money with this great value twinpack of Nikwax Tech Wash and TX.Direct.

    Tech Wash is a wash-in cleaner for waterproof clothing and equipment. It safely revitalises breathability and water-repellency. Tech Wash is a non-detergent soap which can be used regularly to clean clothing and equipment without damaging the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coatings. Use Tech Wash instead of detergents or washing powder which leave behind water-attracting residues.

    TX.Direct is a wash-in waterproofing for wet weather clothing. It adds water-repellency and revives breathability to fabrics without wicking liners. It doesn't require heat activation to work so saving energy.

    Regular cleaning and reproofing with Tech Wash and TX.Direct improves performance allowing your gear to work better for longer. Both products are very easy to use in the washing machine or by hand.


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    Top Customer Reviews

    Size: 300 ml Verified Purchase
    I have a jacket made from "Sympatex" fabric which was in need of washing and reproofing. As it was rather expensive I wanted to do it correctly so I e-mailed the manufacturer who recommended this product.

    The product is very simple to use. There are two bottles containing 300ml each of wash and reproofer. You add up to 150ml of Tech Wash according to your water hardness and this will do one or two garments at a time After the wash cycle has finished you add 100ml per garment of the Wash-In which is the reproofer ("...reactivate the hydrophobising" as the manufacturer puts it.) and run a 30C Synthetic cycle with a slow spin. You can wash and reproof up to two garments at a time.

    The items can then be air dried or tumble dried if the care label permits.

    It is also possible to hand wash garments if preferred.

    The results were excellent, the jacket actually felt lighter, (it can't have been that dirty!) and its water repellant properties were restored to as new.

    I could have had it dry-cleaned and reproofed by a specialist but it would have been more hassle and probably more expensive.

    As well as "Sympatex" fabric the products are said to be suitable for "Gore-Tex","Permatex","eVent" and "Nikwax Anology" fabrics. The Tech wash is also said to be suitable for items such as tents, awnings rucksacks panniers and camera bags.
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    Size: 300 ml Verified Purchase
    After much research I bought this item from Amazon as impressed with the price, not so impressed with the P & P costs, but that's another review to be written!

    I noted that some people weren't happy with the outcome, so I took great care in the preparation of my washing machine. I bought a good washing machine descaler & cleaner to ensure that no detergent was left in the soap dispenser or drum etc. & used it first, this was overdue in any case. My machine was spotless when I started to use the TechWash first, then the TX Direct straight afterwards. Followed the instructions carefully, 2 items in the wash, correct machine setting & temperature for Goretex & Sympatex shell jackets. The outcome was outstanding, I'm very pleased with the result. So pleased I washed & proofed another jacket afterwards, with an equally good result & I still have enough left for 1 more jacket wash.

    This makes me sound like a complete "anorak", but it's worth the care for jackets that are very expensive to buy & replace.
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    Size: 300 ml
    Used the TX Direct as a test against the Softshell proofing used previously. TX Direct works much better!!
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    Size: 300 ml
    I have had waterproof clothing for years yet have never used products like these. Simple to use, just put clothes in the washing machine with the products. Excellent results. Clothes are clean and well waterproofed. I would recommend them 100% Price was very competative also.
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    Size: 300 ml
    I have been using nikwax for my Paramo clothing for many years and I think it is the best waterproof system around.I would like to thank Amazon for the very quick delivery and price for this product
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    Size: 300 ml Verified Purchase
    Excelent product does what is says on the tin. Have a Peter Storm anorak which had been washed and lost its waterproofness, one wash with Nikwax Tech Wash good as new. Saved having to buy a new coat.
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    Size: 300 ml
    My husband has kept his paramo jacket in full waterproof condition for about 15 years now. He swears by both Paramo and Nikwax.
    Use the tech wash, and then immediately proof it with the wash-in. No need to wait for it to dry after the first wash.
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    Size: 1 Litre Verified Purchase
    If you have used normal washing powder on Gortex or other breathable waterproof clothing you may well find that the sealed seams start to let water through.
    These Nikwax products prevent damage to the fabrics.

    First wash the jacket with Tech Wash, then wash again with TX Direct Wash in to re-waterproof it.
    I have used this product for years on my Paramo outdoor clothing and it has worked a treat.

    There is also a product from Nikwax called Polar Proof that is specifically for making fleece jackets resistant to rain. It works.

    As to value, if you buy these you will get three times as much product for the same price it would cost you on the High Street.

    This is real value.
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