Joseph Liddy's Canvas waterproofer

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:06
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Our camper is 11 years old now and although it does not leak I'm thinking of reproofing it anyway to help keep it in good nick. Has anyone used Liddy's before? From what i've researched it seems to be excellent.
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Reply By: Philip A - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:26

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:26
Yep, I did my 10 year old Campomatic last year.
It withstood 2 deluges , 5 inches in a couple of hours in Melbourne and 2-3 inches recently in Mollymook without a drop in.
Its a very tedious job. My camper took 6 litres AFAIR , and that was outside only plus top of annex. It also took about six hours.
Forget any ideas of spraying. A three inch brush and stepladder is the only way.
Happy brushing.
Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:11

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:11
Ta Phil I would only brush it on and as there is no rain predicted here in Wodonga for the next week at least I might start this arfternoon. I dont mind putting the effort in for a good result. given the rain in Qld recently we may experience some at Fraser Island in late April.

cheers Dave
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 19:05

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 19:05
I recall Liddys to be very expensive - I'd used it in the past.
I reproofed an old canvas tent recently - Halls Canvas Goods sold me some stuff called "Reproof" which is manufactured by Wax Converters Textiles Pty Ltd.

It is easy to apply with a 500ml sprayer - just warm up the can in a sink of hot water before you tip it into the sprayer, or you can brush it on. Cost me $25 for 2 litres which was enough to do a simple canvas tent.
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Follow Up By: madcow - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 07:48

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 07:48
Thanks for the tip Phil but I've already begun to apply it. It goes on well. You certainly would not be using it for a couple of days to air it out. With the hot weather we are experiencing at the moment the conditions are ideal for application. I did not think the price was too bad at $80 for 4 litres.
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