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    Tyvek takes DWR treatments

    I have been trying a few things to go on the Terra Rosa Gear quilt and bag cover but also on a few of the tarps and have found that Tyvek (1443r at very least) takes very well to the DWR treatments you buy in the outdoor shops. I found that the spray treatment was a little easier and a little quicker then the wash in formula. Both have worked very well and Im pleased with the end result.

    Here is a picture of some treated Tyvek




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    I thought Tyvek was already waterproof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    I thought Tyvek was already waterproof?
    Not totally. Water resistant is a better description. This just enhances the fabric.
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    hitchhiking,

    Where did you find or how did you color your Tyvek? In the pic it looks to be grey/brown. All type 14 tyvek I've seen has been white. Although, it's supposed to be very color fast and accept graphics well; I haven't found any color options. I know about the Leather dye & the krylon fusion paint methods; did you se one of them? If so; before or after the DWR treatment?
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