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jesselillis

Nikwax Dry Proof for deterioarted dry ropes

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Any current-ish wisdom on the availability/safe functionality of a chemical treatment to apply a dry coating (water repellent coating) to the sheath of a dry rope that no longer acts as a dry rope?

I noticed Backcountry.com no longer sells Nikwax Dry Proof...

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used Rope Proof nikwax on 2 ropes older drys , made them really soft and nice too handle but on much on h2o repell.

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What Drew said, spread the wealth around :)

 

I used it quite a few times. Works, but the things is that if your rope is soaking water it is already worn enough to be spongy and absorb, so treating the fibers is not effective anymore because the rope is not just lightly showered upon, it is dragged over wet ice, through the belay device, etc, forcing the water in... The benefit is there though if you just can't get a new one.

 

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