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post #1 of 10 Old 07-10-2009, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Washing textile

I know the instructions say to 'sponge off'... But my jacket has 15K miles of grime on it and I'd like to do something about the smell.

I have a fieldsheer waterproof textile jacket if it matters.

Anyone thrown their jacket in the washer and have it come back out in more than one piece?

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-10-2009, 02:31 PM
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I always assumed the bugs added an extra "protective layer".

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Everytime I pull my jacket out of the closet I think to myself "I need to clean this thing" then when I get home it just goes back into the closet and it's forgotten till I take it out next time.

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Remove armor, fill bathtub with water, let the jacket soak in a soapy water, brush it with the nail brush and rinse. Let it drip dry, don't use dryer

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Remove armor, fill bathtub with water, let the jacket soak in a soapy water, brush it with the nail brush and rinse. Let it drip dry, don't use dryer
yep.

I even did this with leathers, then afterward gave them a good rub down with conditioning cream.

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I have done my Joe Rocket in the washer and dryer. I removed the armour and had no problems.

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I have washed my textile jackets and pants in the washer. I would put it on a cycle that doesn't spin tho to avoid damage and hang it dry. I have done this many times and it works great.

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Check out the nikwax site. There is a great deal of info regarding washing and re-waterproofing textiles.

I use nikwax techwash for cleaning and then nikwax TX direct wash in for waterproofing.

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my joe rocket textile is in the washing machine as i type this..... it was time... win lose or draw it needed to be cleaned....



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post #10 of 10 Old 07-11-2009, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks all for the replies.

I'm going to toss it in along with my short cuff street gloves...

It's time. I live out in the boonies and ride to work at night quite often so the bug guts are thick.

If my jacket gets destroyed I guess it was time for a new one...

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