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The Spaniard
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PostSubject: The Big Clean   Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:02 am

Hi All,

So just got back from a mini tour (my first) of South Coast and Isle of Wight. Frigging awesome. Check my last post on As Green As They Come Only now after 400 miles on everything with dirt, salt and mud starts the big clean. Pretty much sorted on the bike but my question is... 

What is the best way to clean heavy duty winter textile Jacket and Trousers??? Read alot of posts but any experience advice out there?

HAppy New Year to you all!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Clean   Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:04 pm

don't put in your washin machine with your normal powder there are a few products on the market nic wax do stuff you can put in washin machine with your gear that cleans it and replenishes the water proof property's failing that you could just put them in a cold wash (30 temp)with out powder  on a low spin then hang em up somewhere to dry or you could just leave em dirty and let em wash when it rains and your out on your bike  hahahaha your a biker now
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Clean   Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:55 pm

with Morgan,keep the bike clean.You will remember to put waterproofs in your panniers when you go out from now on.Cheaper and easier to clean.Never use detergent on your riding gear it does the opposite you want it to do.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Clean   Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:16 pm

Thanks for the ti[s guys.

Got some nikwax and did a treat on the pants and jacket. with a spray after as well with the nikwax protector.

Point taken though, with out thinking stuck my gloves in the normal wash. Lost all waterproofing and breathing.. Had to dry them out totally and retreat with half a bottle of nik wax. Sort of fixed but lesson learned. 

Must say the visor wax works a treat in the rain.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Clean   Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:58 pm

Would you recommend the Nikwax Justyn? I'm thinking of doing my textile jacket too.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Clean   Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:22 pm

nikwax is good stuff sim if I'm honest I used it on a jacket and it make it waterproof again I only did one wash but after a few real good soaking's wearing it in the rain it could do with another wash in the stuff I also did my textile trousers. my jacket had pretty much lost it's water proofing before the wash my trousers where in a better state before wash my trousers have been good since wash I think I should of done my jacket twice. I would say that if your gear is in an alright state it works well if it has lost it's  waterproofing I would say don't know but lets say I wont bother doing my jacket again I just use it as a spare jacket and wouldn't bother using it if I thought it was going to piss down justyn's stuff is pretty new plus he used the spray so he'll have to tell us but I recon it worked well for him. wtf have I just dribbled on about hahahahahahahahaha does it even make sense lol
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Clean   Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:39 pm

HI replied earlier but looks like lost in the great WWW. 

FEw points learnt.. Wash with nik wax tech wash , nothing else, spoke to guy at nik wax says wash only will be enough for 4 or five times and then give it a good douse of nik wax textile water proofer. Also for older clother, after wash give a coat of water proof. The trousers I have are 2nd hand from a biker friend - few years, good but needed the wash. Jacket was new. Washed them both in tech wash and sprayed the trousers with water proof and just did 60 miles in the rain on friday and not a drop through.. so although no expert it seemed to have worked.
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PostSubject: Re: The Big Clean   Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:52 pm

Cheers guys, I'll give it a go 
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