SFR: cat piss on goretex waders

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  1. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Hm. The Simms care instructions didn't specify powder vs liquid, just bleach-free. I used liquid gain. I'll sure find out this weekend if any damage was done. There's gonna be a whole lot of wading Saturday and Sunday.
     
  2. Brooks Werner

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    If the fabric seems to be absorbing more water than usual, try rinsing once or twice more in the washer.
    Waterproof/breathable fabrics need to be washed and dried WITH heat a lot more often than people think. I was scared at first but now I wash all my tech clothing as soon as I see water stop beading up or absorbing into the fabric (Patahoochie waders, GTex ski and hunting gear, etc). The dirt and oils allow water in, the heat rejuvenates the fabric. I also use Nikwax Tech Wash instead of detergent and their TX Direct to retreat the DWR coating (its a wash in like detergent). Looks like you're on the right path if the smell seems to be gone!
     
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  3. I accidentally piss on my chest pocket all the times where I hold my chaa. Never once has stopped me from putting a dip in, I could see how cat piss might wired u out tho

    I even crapped on my wader strap once. The only real remedy is river water seems to clean it out thoroughly in my expiriences
     
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  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Don't know if it can be used on waders, but SCOE10X concentrate kills odors very effectively. I use this in/around Hank's day kennel. Research the site.
     
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    That will be a great test...85-87 degrees, direct sunlight........then that smell, ewh! gets worse as the sun rises higher, quickly the nostrils start to burn, eyes stinging..... Did you check to make sure there were no other sprayings in the garage?
     
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  6. David Loy

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    Trap the cat and take him to Lone Lake fishing, one way. Or across the Deception Pass bridge. Won't help your waders but you'll feel better. I have a story but won't tell it here.
     
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  7. Jim Speaker

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    Yeah the rest of the garage is fine. There was just the puddle on the waders.

    Fingers crossed.
     
  8. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Jim, your question above suggests you're not an animal person.

    That kind of behavior by a cat or dog has nothing to do with a physical need to relieve its bladder and everything to do with marking territory and asserting dominance. The cat sent you an unambiguous signal that if you leave the garage door open, the interior and its contents are HIS territory. Your waders are likely quite full of your own scents and smells. The cat zeroed in on them and upped the ante by covering yours with his.

    The fact that you're now jumping through all kinds of hoops to eliminate the odor confirms his dominance, not yours.

    K
     
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    How do you know that cat piss on your waders wouldn't ATTRACT fish???? Someone discovered, probably by accident, WD40 attracts fish.... maybe cat piss would have the same effect.
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    It looks like my earlier post didn't take. I have a deskunker kit put together for when my dog tangles with a skunk. It's supposed to work fast. It's a bottle of H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide), some baking soda and some mild liquid dishwashing soap. The dishwashing soap is a wetting agent to allow the other stuff to sink in good and neutralize the smell.

    You might give that a try. I found this on the Spokane outdoors blog as the writer's dog has a problem with skunks. He said he's used it and it works fast.
     
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  11. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Now that you have become his territory your best bet is to enact the final solution. Borrow or rent a live trap and relocate him. Try to put a large river between his new home and yours.

    TC
     
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    I guess you haven't had cat urine on your clothing. I don't think keeping the smell on my clothes would make me dominant. In fact, in nature, animals will cover the scent with their own scent to confirm their dominance. (well, from my classes in college anyways, may have changed since then lol) Since I don't think he wants to pee on his own clothes, he resorts to washing and then putting his own funk back into the waders.

    BTW Jim, Had a cat try to do similar thing (marking territory in my garage). Cat didn't last long. I showed my dominance and all I saw was a puff of fur after the fact. ;)
     
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    When I was in college we were abusively forced to purchase insanely expensive mediocre text books. I just got home from shelling out $700 for a new semesters worth of book. The next morning I wake up to see a cat, which I already disliked, snarling at me while cursive scribbing f$&? Y&@ on my back pack in radioactive piss.

    After that day, every time I see a cat I pull it apart.

    They are utterly worthless creatures. Their signs of "affection" are merely marking you with their stank glands and they'll eat your body within 10m of your departure from this world. (Source: 15yr EMT)
     
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    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    You could guess that but you'd be wrong. At one point as a college student I lived with over a dozen cats. Virtually everything I owned had been pissed on at least once.

    The takeaway for me was that if I valued it, I learned to keep it away from the cats (and as a corollary, to keep the cats out of certain areas of my home.) Another recent lesson was that for the last two years, we've lived cat-free. I miss having one from time to time but I sure don't miss taking care of them.

    K
     
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    To keep it from happening again, you should mark your territory around the garage similar to what the researcher did in Never Cry Wolf. Drink a few beers and dammit, mark your territory so the cat understands you can mark as well as it can.

    You may want to do the marking of your territory at night... just in case the neighbors get the wrong idea.