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  1. #1
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    Default Do you waterproof NEW blankets?

    I'm new to the blanketing scene. I just bought an Aquanon waterproof turnout sheet from Schneider's. My question is should I put any additional waterproofing on even though the sheet is brand new? I did a search and found plenty of threads on what to use to waterproof, but nothing about waterproofing a new blanket. Thanks in advance!



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    No, you definitely shouldn't have to....

    I have an 8 year-old Rambo that has only been re-waterproofed once last yr because I accidently washed it on hot.



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    Default blanketing is such a science...............

    so i am looking forward to responses here. i , too, am somewhat new to this (dare i say) ANNOYING aspect of horse care.



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    I never have waterproofed a new sheet... and agree, that you shouldn't need to.

    I do rewaterproof every year with some Camp Dry though... cause I need them to be waterproof to get us through the harsh MN winters.
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    I never have done a new sheet or blanket- they usually keep their water-proofness for the first few seasons and I don't have to do them until the 3rd or 4th winter.



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    Default bumping up/ no text...replies wanted....

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    Nope, never needed to waterproof a new sheet. I had that exact TO sheet too, the Schneider's Aquanon. My mare shredded it to bits in one season, but it never leaked and stayed waterproof just fine.
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!



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    Nope!



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    Plus, if you do anything to a new blanket/sheet, you may void any warranties. Maybe eventually you may need to recoat it, but I'd leave the new one alone. Also, you can never duplicate the "factory" coating.



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    I suppose I probably should have mentioned in my earlier post that I've got a Schneider's Aquanon sheet also. It has lasted more then one season and has stayed waterproof...
    Proud owner of Gus & Gringo.
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