Ultraviolet (UV) light and dirt are the two most significant sources of damage for tents. UV light attacks the fabric, reducing its strength and causing fading. Dirt interferes with the water repellency of the tent, causing the fabric to absorb water.
Nikwax’s Tent & Gear SolarWash is a water-based cleaning spray for tents and other outdoor equipment that protects against UV degradation whilst removing dirt, and unlike normal detergents, does not leave behind residues that damage water repellency.
As with all of Nikwax’s technical cleaners, Tent & Gear SolarWash does not just clean. Just one use increases the fabric’s resistance to UV light by 50 percent. It also helps to revitalise water repellency.