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Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Richa pants, started to leave in water in the usual spot, around the crotch/ass area, can they be fixed or is it shagged.
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Old 8th November 2019, 10:19 AM #2
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

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can they be fixed...
That depends on the way they were made. Do you have access to
the waterproof membrane? A separate, removable membrane is
usually easy to patch. Built-in membranes that are sandwiched
between the outer layer and the inner liner are difficult to fix.

or is it shagged.
In most cases, yes.

Full make and model? How old and how much use?

My Richa Everest pants leaked after one year. Richa Esker
pants failed in the first shower, just three days after I bought them.
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Originally Posted by Confusion
That depends on the way they were made. Do you have access to
the waterproof membrane? A separate, removable membrane is
usually easy to patch. Built-in membranes that are sandwiched
between the outer layer and the inner liner are difficult to fix.



In most cases, yes.

Full make and model? How old and how much use?

My Richa Everest pants leaked after one year. Richa Esker
pants failed in the first shower, just three days after I bought them.
I put barbour wax jacket treatment or dubbin on the seams of mine and they usually hold out the wet for another 3-6months.
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Originally Posted by Southern Rider
Richa pants, started to leave in water in the usual spot, around the crotch/ass area, can they be fixed or is it shagged.
The shagging could be the cause of the crotch leak. And not the other way around.
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Alternative solution. If you use a mesh seat cover the water won't pool there.
Something like this:
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/New-Motorcyc...YAAOSw94ddJXGv

I use one and water doesn't get trapped between you and the seat and make its way in. cheap too.
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

I have a rukka goretex bottom that's letting water in the exact same places - it's waterproof everywhere else, just the crouch, seat area.

I was going to give a nikwax wash, but interesting idea about that mesh seat cover thing - does it actually work? Wouldn't the weight of the rider have the seat cushion compressed enough to create a fairly large recess for water to collect anyway?
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

these seem to have good reviews.. Was thinking of getting some myself.
Oxford Continetal 2.0


https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...nt_prod/228423


https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...s-pants-review

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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Originally Posted by positron
I have a rukka goretex bottom that's letting water in the exact same places - it's waterproof everywhere else, just the crouch, seat area.

I was going to give a nikwax wash, but interesting idea about that mesh seat cover thing - does it actually work? Wouldn't the weight of the rider have the seat cushion compressed enough to create a fairly large recess for water to collect anyway?

YOu have to wash and treat your Rukka stuff
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Originally Posted by Confusion
That depends on the way they were made. Do you have access to
the waterproof membrane? A separate, removable membrane is
usually easy to patch. Built-in membranes that are sandwiched
between the outer layer and the inner liner are difficult to fix.



In most cases, yes.

Full make and model? How old and how much use?

My Richa Everest pants leaked after one year. Richa Esker
pants failed in the first shower, just three days after I bought them.
They are Richa Everest too, manufacture date on the tag is 2009, used a few times in the year, no heavy use at all.
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Originally Posted by Southern Rider
They are Richa Everest too, manufacture date on the tag is 2009, used a few times in the year, no heavy use at all.
Bin them, use them in dry weather only or get a
pair of waterproof pants to wear over them.

Don't waste your time and money on spray-on or wash-in treatments.
Once the waterproof membrane is shot, they will always leak in
heavy rain.
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Originally Posted by Confusion
Bin them, use them in dry weather only or get a
pair of waterproof pants to wear over them.

Don't waste your time and money on spray-on or wash-in treatments.
Once the waterproof membrane is shot, they will always leak in
heavy rain.
Yep - just get a thin waterproof layer to wear over them - the treatments are shite
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

Flexothane pants. Comfortable, resistant, waterproof. Reasonably priced.
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Old 13th November 2019, 10:53 AM #13
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Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants

lidls waterproof spray atually works great for a cheap quick fix, ive 12 year old textiles that are now waterproof again
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