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I have an L.L. Bean waistpack that is at least 20 years old. It is not worn in any spots. I really like it. But, the inner waterproofing is crumbling and the bits get all over anything I put in the pack.

Does anyone know if something will dissolve this? I really don't care if the pack has the waterproofing. I was going to try Goo Gone.

I tried using a medium synthetic steel wool product that I just happened to have at home to scrape it all off. It was able to remove the sprayed-on lining without damaging the fabric. But, it is difficult to get all of it.

I was hoping someone had encountered this lining on some other product and had a way to deal with it. I don't want to throw the pack out.
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I've  favorite Chouinard (pre-Patagonia) Crag Dubh climbing/daypack that did that. I just rode it out.

Maybe just turn it inside out and take a stiff brush (or a rotary brush driven by a hand drill) to it to accelerate getting it all off? One of those softer 3M pads or such, I'd stay away from wire.

Chemicals I'd be concerned would attack the fabric while attacking the coating's adhesion.
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Thanks. I'll try a stiff brush.

I think I also need to open the pack up inside-out and stuff it with something to make the fabric tight.
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I was able to successfully clean out my pack.

I used a medium weight sanding sponge from Home Depot. The sanding sponge was flexible and didn't damage the pack. I did more rubbing instead of pressing down really hard.

I also found a nice small wire brush at Home Depot. It was very useful in the tight corners.

I turned the pack inside-out and used a rolled up towel to keep the pack's fabric taut. It took a little bit of time; but, it was worth it. Better than tossing the pack and buying a new one.
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"Sanding sponge"

Good tip!
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You can always reseal the inside of it with the same stuff they use to recoat tent floors.  I forget what it's called. I'll have to look in the BP Gear Maintenance book.

 Using the green scrungy pad and a small stiff wire brush was talked about in the book also.
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You can always reseal the inside of it with the same stuff they use to recoat tent floors.  I forget what it's called. I'll have to look in the BP Gear Maintenance book.

 Using the green scrungy pad and a small stiff wire brush was talked about in the book also.

Seam-sealer?
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soak it in fabric  softener and water. .  That removes the pu coating.

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repair with
http://www.mcnett.com/Tent-Sure-Tent-Floor-Sealant-P169.aspx
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