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      Ranger Boat Cover Waterproofing

      My original Ranger cover from 2009 is in good shape physically but is no longer waterproof. I want to apply a product to restore waterproofing. Would appreciate product/procedure recommendations from anyone in the know.

      Tag on the bag indicates it was made for Ranger by TriVantage. I assume it is woven acrylic fabric but don't know how to confirm. If it is acrylic, some googling leads me to a "fluoropolymer-based product" but no specific product.

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      I bet guywhoknowswaterproofing would be able to help.

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      I've had good luck with this stuff - applied with a cheap gallon yard sprayer.

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      Caution: chemical stink for a few days

      also - don't apply it on concrete or flooring unless you want that spot to be treacherously slippery (mother in law's garage floor for example)

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      [used it on various covers and popup shelters - not your particular cover]

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      Thank you sir.

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      LOL... Mother-in-law's garage floor.. Funny! I suppose you went to "fix" her basement stairs, by replacing with a ramp too?!

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      flex seal

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      also - don't breath the mist - and wear gloves when you deal with stuff like this that contains "teflons" (PTFE)

      the smell alone should set off yer spidey senses not to make skin/lung contact with this stuff - it literally smells bad for you until the solvents evaporate after a few days

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      I told you that Guy would know...

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      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      also - don't breath the mist - and wear gloves when you deal with stuff like this that contains "teflons" (PTFE)

      the smell alone should set off yer spidey senses not to make skin/lung contact with this stuff - it literally smells bad for you until the solvents evaporate after a few days
      Would this work for sealing a fairly large gap area. I have a need for some water proofing on an item that also needs to seal about a 2 inch gap

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      nope - it’s just a water-shedding coating

      no gap filling properties whatsoever - especially YETI coolers that have received the cowboy treatment

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      Update:
      I used the Star Brite waterproofing and was careful with the install as suggested by @guywhofishes. I put the cover on the boat and scrubbed/washed it with a flow thru RV brush using plain water. Let dry completely in the sun including a flip to make sure the underside was fully dry. Set up a boat shaped system of trash totes, ironing board and ladder ball game in the yard to spread the cover out at comfortable spraying height.

      Yesterday seemed like ideal weather with little wind, high temp, low humidity and low dew point. Wore long sleeve hooded shirt, pants, nitrile gloves, glasses and mask. Tried to stay out of the overspray. Applied thoroughly while avoiding puddling/saturating while giving special attention at stitched seams. Only caught a slight smell a couple times.

      Bottle suggests 6 hours dry time before moving. I got about 5 hours in before bringing it in before bed but was comfortable with that given the weather. Brought it inside and loosely draped it on the boat. No noticeable odor in the garage this morning. Cover looks and feels physically better. Another reason to hope for rain so I can see how it did. Would be hard to make the grass look much worse, so figured it would be better to risk overspray on the lawn than concrete.

      All in cost about $55 for Star Brite and cheap Walmart sprayer. Took around 10 hours but only about 2 hours of work.

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      good work

      It basically makes water bead and run off vs sheeting and seeping in.

      Last 4 years or so in my experience.

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