Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarwash (Spray On)
The only cleaner designed to protect against UV damage and revitalize the water repellency of all weatherproof textiles. Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash is an easy-to-use spray-on cleaner and UV protector that extends the life of synthetic tents and equipment by up to 50%. Easy to apply by hand, non-flammable, PFC and aerosol-free.
- Cleans effectively without damaging water-repellency
- Increases fabric strength
- Adds UV protection to prevent sun damage to fabric
- Great for use on tents, tent flys, backpacks, and many other outdoor fabrics
- Foaming sprayhead to prevent run-off
- Water based, non-persistent, and contains no PFAS, optical brighteners, or added scent
- Tent & Gear SolarWash should be used first before adding a waterproofing treatment
**Designed for use before Tent & Gear SolarProof**
For Cleaning and uv protection
Why exposure to UV can compromise synthetic materials...
Synthetic fabrics used for tents and backpacks are coated with a water repellent treatment. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light both destroys the water repellency and leads to a reduction in fabric tear strength, significantly shortening the lifespan of equipment.
The application of Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash can double the effective life of equipment by cleaning and protecting against UV damage, while also revitalizing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to keep the rain out.
Tent and rainfly fabrics are strong, but vulnerable...
Tents and rainflys use synthetic fabrics, such as nylon or polyester, typically with a thin watertight polyurethane (PU) or elastomeric coating on the inside and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating on the outside. This combination gives great strength and water resistance, combined with light weight, ideal attributes for outdoor equipment.
Unfortunately these fabrics are vulnerable to sunlight and in two weeks of continuous exposure, can lose up to half of their strength. Additionally, the inner coating will degrade if it is left damp for long periods.
Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarWash cleans the entire fabric, and protects from the effects of both UV and water.