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Has anyone used a UV blocking  spray on your gear? I’ve had dozens of Jackets and Pants over the years but man my Revit jacket has taken a beating this year. I like the Jacket. Besides the tiny pocket entry. (Pants to). Only 15,000 miles on it and faded more then other Jackets I’ve had way longer. Thanks 

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It's called patina and it shows that you and your gear have experience. 😁
 

I don't have a useful answer for you. It interesting though to see how colors change with age. My old grey Aerostich transformed into sort of an army green. Red Aerostich suits are famous for turning pink after many years. My current suit is black with red ballistics; it's only three years old so it hasn't faded yet, but I expect it will start to change soon.

 

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I use Nikwax SolarProofing on all my outside gear. I will start using it on my new riding jacket. 


 

 

 

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On 7/20/2019 at 6:23 PM, krillz said:

Has anyone used a UV blocking  spray on your gear?

I have never heard of a UV spray.  Does such a product exist?

All of my black riding gear, canvas tank bags included, eventually fade to a purple color.


***2015 Candy Red FJ-09***

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They make stuff for tents and leather but haven’t tried any. I will though. 

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10 minutes ago, betoney said:

I have never heard of a UV spray.  Does such a product exist?

All of my black riding gear, canvas tank bags included, eventually fade to a purple color.

In my experience, the fabric rear luggage bags from Ventura fade quickly - at least in our quite fierce sub-tropic sun - to a very unattractive mid-brown colour, but in defence their stuff is otherwise excellent in all other respects.


Wordsmith - a 1939 model.   Previously owned a 2019 Tracer 900 GT, Midnight Black.   Since January 2020 - a BMW R9T Roadster.   Happily living near the sea in Redland Bay, SE Queensland, Australia.

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303 Aerospace Protectant is the premier UV protecting spray-on. They have several products that are intended for different materials. The 303 Outdoor Fabric guard may be the most appropriate for jackets. I have been using the 303 Outdoor Protectant on vinyl boat seats. You can buy it at lots of places.

 

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2015 red FJ-09: Cal Sci screen, Sargent seat, ECU flash, slider combo, cruise, Rizoma bars, Matts forks, JRi shock, slipper clutch

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Long time user of 303 Outdoor Fabric Guard for water repellency. It has no UV protection. 

The Protectant does but it's not recommended by my gear mfg. 

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