Nikwax tent vs Fabrsil Gold?

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Nikwax tent vs Fabrsil Gold?

Post by Brenhden » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:40 am

Hi Guys,

I'm thinking of some early season camping and need to beef up my tent. which waterproof spray is best?

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Re: Nikwax tent vs Fabrsil Gold?

Post by Tramp » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:59 pm

Grangers fabsil they do a std and gold which is 25% more silicone ...jyst buy 1ltr or 5
Ltrs tip into potnoddle tub...empty of coarse then apply with paint brushuse it on all sorts .

Nikwax is okay but its always failed on me...also brickseal is similar to grangers :lol:

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Re: Nikwax tent vs Fabrsil Gold?

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:07 pm

If you use a spray, whatever you do DON'T INHALE IT.

There was a guy on this forum who did, and it sealed his lungs.

This is deadly serious. It can kill you.

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Re: Nikwax tent vs Fabrsil Gold?

Post by Mike54 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:55 pm

whatever happened to that guy?

I'd go with the nikwax - as far as I'm aware, the fabsil will prevent any breathability.

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Re: Nikwax tent vs Fabrsil Gold?

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:37 pm

Mike54 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:55 pm
whatever happened to that guy?
He posts grew more and more infrequent...I really felt for him, it all seemed too horrible...it was like he'd been gassed in WWI and was struggling on.

I still think about it nearly ever day, and certainly every time I have a spray can in my hand.

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Re: Nikwax tent vs Fabrsil Gold?

Post by deksawyer » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:13 am

I believe Nikwax keeps the tent breathable, whereas Fabsil (or Grangers) seals the tent. So choose whether that's important to you or not.

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