Feb 14, 2004, 5:48 AM
Post #1 of 10
Protecting your new rig ...
Lucky enough to have taken delivery of my new rig yesterday Happy happy guy But ... I want to keep it looking new and in great shape...any tips out there? In particular....what can I do/should I do to protect the container fabric ( Parapak)...is it safe to spray scotchguard spray (or eqivalent) on it? and if so...can anybody share the procedure with me ?? Thankyou all....
appreciated..some of this content is covered in another thread....but not all !
(This post was edited by Zoter on Feb 14, 2004, 6:01 AM)
Feb 14, 2004, 9:47 AM
Post #5 of 10
Re: [JohnRich] Protecting your new rig ...
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Yup, but a healthy dose of scotchguard when the rig is brand new will help it look better longer! My rig has been biffed in a good number of times, its only year and half old but it has roughly 600-700 jumps on it. I've had to wash it, but even after a wash, it looks great!
I'm not a rigger, so please consult one before you do anything to your rig.
However, this is how I did it.
I was told that the rig had to be totally unpacked, everything out. Then I sprayed a nice coat of the redcap Scotchguard on the entire rig. I let that dry and put another coat on as well. Once that was dry I gave the container to my rigger to assemble and pack.
Once again, please talk to a rigger before you do anything!
1. I would not spray it with anything not recommended by the manufacturer 2. don't leave it in the sun. 3. don't crash and burn on landing. 4. let any durt you do get on it dry and then use a shopvac and a dry plastic britstle brush to get it off.