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Offline Anubis1335

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M65 Field Jacket Weather Proofing Question
« on: May 24, 2013, 12:04:53 PM »
Just scored a true blue M65 in OD. Been looking forever and found one at my late great uncles that fit like a glove.  Has anyone ever tried water proofing one of these?  What did you use?  How successful were you? 

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Re: M65 Field Jacket Weather Proofing Question
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 02:11:02 PM »
HUGE SCORE!!

If I was inclined to waterproof an M65 I would use scotch guard, but I'd test it first in an inconspicuous spot.


I wouldn't advise waxing or oil treating it only because you have a rare and very difficult to replace heirloom and in my opinion you should preserve the garment in as close to as is condition as possible.   
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Re: M65 Field Jacket Weather Proofing Question
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 06:32:29 PM »
Thanks!  Knew they were hard to find.  Didnt know they were rare.  May just 86 the idea altogether!  Dig the coat for sure! 
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Re: M65 Field Jacket Weather Proofing Question
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 08:13:09 PM »
Scotchguard is the way to go. It'll never be a wet weather coat since it's designed for cold/dry, but It's an effective shower-resistant and windproof outer shell.

The sateen outer layer beads water when they are new just like scotchguarding does so Scotchguard spray won't hurt the fabric.

Next time you go looking for an original M65, visit http://www.vintagetrends.com/military/thumbnails.asp?MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=M-65 prices are stupid for large sizes, but for Med/R and Lge/R they aren't too bad.
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Re: M65 Field Jacket Weather Proofing Question
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 07:00:00 AM »
This is suppose to be good stuff...

http://www.nikwax-usa.com/en-us/products/productdetail.php?productid=250&itemid=-1&fabricid=-1

I've used the Goretex Nikwax and it works great. They sell products for just about anything you might want to waterproof.
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Re: M65 Field Jacket Weather Proofing Question
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 07:31:15 AM »
Scotchguard is the way to go. It'll never be a wet weather coat since it's designed for cold/dry, but It's an effective shower-resistant and windproof outer shell.

The sateen outer layer beads water when they are new just like scotchguarding does so Scotchguard spray won't hurt the fabric.

Next time you go looking for an original M65, visit http://www.vintagetrends.com/military/thumbnails.asp?MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=M-65 prices are stupid for large sizes, but for Med/R and Lge/R they aren't too bad.

Wow, at those prices I have thrown away a freaking fortune in surplus gear I guess.
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Re: M65 Field Jacket Weather Proofing Question
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 07:54:01 AM »
Scotchguard is the way to go. It'll never be a wet weather coat since it's designed for cold/dry, but It's an effective shower-resistant and windproof outer shell.

The sateen outer layer beads water when they are new just like scotchguarding does so Scotchguard spray won't hurt the fabric.

Next time you go looking for an original M65, visit http://www.vintagetrends.com/military/thumbnails.asp?MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=M-65 prices are stupid for large sizes, but for Med/R and Lge/R they aren't too bad.

Wow, at those prices I have thrown away a freaking fortune in surplus gear I guess.

Check out the prices on the "Vintage" bib overalls......I'm going to retire tomorrow, :P
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