Clean jackets

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Clean jackets

Post by dheaton » Sun May 12, 2013 1:33 pm

So I have a weird question for all of you. How do you clean your riding jackets? We just purchased the High Visable Green jackets and they looked great the first time we used them. However on the ride home we went a whole day in the rain and our jackets are a mess. It says you can only surface clean them but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions? We can not buy a new jacket for every ride.,

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Re: Clean jackets

Post by cbx4evr » Sun May 12, 2013 1:54 pm

I machine wash in cold water on the gentle cycle with Woolite detergent. Seems to work
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Re: Clean jackets

Post by WingAdmin » Sun May 12, 2013 7:30 pm

You can clean them? :D

It really depends on what it's made of, and what the manufacturer says you can do. I've got a Joe Rocket jacket that, if you follow the directions, you can clean only by brushing lightly with the back of your hand (or so it seems).

I don't know if I'd trust mine to a washing machine. I'd probably soak it in cold water with some detergent in a laundry tub, agitate it a bit with my hands, then rinse it well, and lay flat to dry. You can't really go wrong with that, regardless of what it's made of.

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Re: Clean jackets

Post by Dogsled » Mon May 13, 2013 12:54 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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