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    Arrow Washing/cleaning a Polaris PWC cover

    How should I clean my Polaris OEM grey Virage TXi cover?
    Mostly general outside weather dirt accumulation.

    Do I simply run it through a large capacity washing machine?

    Afterwards, is there a waterproofing I should apply to the fabric?


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    I always cleaned my car covers in a washing mach with good results. Just put it back on the ski to dry.

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    I would SKIP the waterproofing...these covers are supposed to 'breathe', to reduce the formation of water condensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Road View Post
    I would SKIP the waterproofing...these covers are supposed to 'breathe', to reduce the formation of water condensation.
    Actually, I was more thinking about shedding airborne dirt, and reduce the formation of mildew or mould, rather than trying to seal the fabric from water penetration.

    Something like a Teflon fabric treatment, although I don't know of one at the moment.

    I know the fabric must still breathe, through the tiny openings in the weave.

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    SecondWind makes a fabric water repellent that they call Sneaker Defender...and they claim that it allows your protected shoes, hats, etc., to continue to 'breath'.

    Since I have only purchased this in 8 oz. spray cans, it could get a little costly!!!

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    Just had a thought (please refrain from the sarcastic comebacks, thank you)...there is an exterior paint additive that prevents mold and mildew. What would keep you from diluting this additive in water, and soaking your cleaned cover in the solution overnight?

    Viola...no more mildew, and no clogging of the weave!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Road View Post
    ...there is an exterior paint additive that prevents mold and mildew. What would keep you from diluting this additive in water, and soaking your cleaned cover in the solution overnight?
    Viola...no more mildew, and no clogging of the weave!!!
    Paint additive. Hmm, wouldn't that potentialy have some opacity or coloring side effects?
    Brand or product names?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Road View Post
    SecondWind makes a fabric water repellent that they call Sneaker Defender...and they claim that it allows your protected shoes, hats, etc., to continue to 'breath'.

    Since I have only purchased this in 8 oz. spray cans, it could get a little costly!!!
    Perhaps a tent treatment product would work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Perhaps a tent treatment product would work...
    Exactly. I have always used 3M Scotch Guard on my tents with great results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Paint additive. Hmm, wouldn't that potentialy have some opacity or coloring side effects?
    Brand or product names?
    Nope...clear in color. That is why it can be added to ANY color of paint you are using.

    Product name? How about Rot Away! Or...Mold Be Gone and Mildew Get Screwed? LOL

    Actually, I believe that ANY product that claims to provide waterproofing, or water repellancy (sp?), has GOT to affect the fabric pores to work...and will also affect the breathability...PERIOD.

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