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    HELP!! Need to Down Proof my Down Proof ripstop

    Friends, I need your help.

    I made a top quilt out of 1.1 Down Proof ripstop. I used two colors (Green \ Brown), but the brown (supposedly down-proof) ripstop is allowing down to escape through the material.

    1. Is there anyway to "Down Proof" 1.1 calendared ripstop material?
    2. Any cleaver fixes for replacing the bad fabric?
    3. What would happen if I sewed another layer of down-proofed ripstop over this one?


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    Can't help with a fix, but would really like to know where the brown came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjenn View Post
    Can't help with a fix, but would really like to know where the brown came from.
    +1 on where it came from.

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    I am waiting for the vendor to get back to me. So far, I have purchased a lot of material from this place with very good success.

    Right now I would like to focus on a resolution. Any ideas?

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    from what i know there is no real way to fix it.... it might stop after some use
    but i know one vendor has 2 types of brown in ... one DP and one not DP ...
    maybe you clicked on the wrong one or got sent the wrong stuff ?
    or it could be just bleeding some... i mean how bad is it
    if it's just one here or there i wouldn't worry about it... if it's a lot then i would
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    Is the color brown or coyote brown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLMiller54 View Post
    I am waiting for the vendor to get back to me. So far, I have purchased a lot of material from this place with very good success.

    Right now I would like to focus on a resolution. Any ideas?

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    Maybe sealing it with thinned sil? Not sure how to apply it though, or how much it would glue the down to the fabric...
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    Why not say who the vendor is?

    Mistakes are made, sometimes by the customer, sometimes by the retailer. In the latter case, his margin should be sufficient to cover mistakes and losses.

    (There is an established outdoor fabric vendor who is very explicit about where responsibility rests for testing "down-proofness" of a particular synthetic fill.)

    Why should other HF members risk getting fabric unsuitable to their purpose? Where's the loyalty to the membership?

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    I received a response from the vendor:

    • He has offered to provide materials for a replacement shell.
    • He also suggested spraying the fabric with a water-resistance fabric spray to see if that would help
    • He will be testing the fabric to see if there is an issue with the entire batch
    • I invited him to comment on this thread


    Bottom line, he is standing behind his product, and is actively working to resolve the issue. I will have no issues ordering from them again.

    Before I break it down, I will spraying the fabric with a water-resistance fabric spray to see if there is an improvement. I am a little concerned with this approach because I don't want to harm the down and don't know how long it will last.

    Anyone know how to remove the down from the quilt to add to the new one?

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    I heard, have not tried, to put some no-see-um in between some extenders to your vac hose and try to suck the down out of your old shell. Also, try to operate in a tent so that no down will disappear and, use a new bag in your shop vac just in-case. check with others b4 trying. good luck

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