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Old 03-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #11
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Re: Can PUL be fixed once damaged?

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Just keep in mind that you must disclose the fact that you sprayed them when you sell them. If they had to be sprayed to prevent leaks, I'd probably label them as having "bad PUL." I've never used this spray, but I've heard that it will eventually wash out. I'd be pretty upset to buy diapers only to have them go all leaky on me after a few washes.
This^ I would think the spray on waterproofing would also offgas a fair amount and any potential purchaser would want to know that in advance.

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Old 03-14-2013, 11:49 AM   #12
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Re: Can PUL be fixed once damaged?

I have wondered about the waterproofing spray... I have a couple of pockets and covers that have taken a beating over the years...

Are we 100% sure its safe so close to baby's skin? Nothing harmful that can absorb into the skin and make them sick or have any weird carcinogens? (spelling...?)

It's ok to laugh, I know Im a bit paranoid, but lately you hear about something new and dangerous that will kill you on the news LOL
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #13
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This is all so helpful. I don't want to be a bad seller, so I appreciate the replies.
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Kiwi camp dry is what I have heard works great.

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #15
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I wondered today whether the waterproofing used on wool would work on damaged PUL. Anyone know?
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Any wool experts out there know whether PUL can be fixed with lanolin? Or whatever else you use to waterproof wool?
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Re: Can PUL be fixed once damaged?

I don't think it would work at all. Lanolizing wool replaces the natural oils that wash out with use. Lanolized wool is water resistant, but not waterproof, and can also absorb moisture without feeling wet. This is a natural function of the wool when it is still on the animal, and is created by the microscopic structure of the hairs.

PUL fabric, on the other hand, is mean to be a waterproof barrier. When it gets damaged, it has small cracks or other perforations. Lanolizing it with the oils from a sheep's skin (lanolin) would make it a little oily, but wouldn't be effective to close the perforations. I'm guessing the spray forms a chemical film/skin that can cover the tiny perforations, restoring the waterproof quality of the PUL until it breaks down/washes out.
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Clearly I'm not a wool user!
I'm just trying to determine whether there is any hope for these diapers. It's against everything in me to just toss them if someone will use them.
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Did you try the waterproofing spray?
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I'm guessing the spray forms a chemical film/skin that can cover the tiny perforations, restoring the waterproof quality of the PUL until it breaks down/washes out.
When I saw you use the word "skin" it made me wonder if the OP could use that paint on skin glue stuff. Like mole skin? Like just paint it on in the cracks? Just a thought
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