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Old 05-15-2009, 02:44 PM   #1
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How to clean textile jacket...

How do you guys clean your textile jackets?

It says no washer or dry cleaning...but some people have told me the gentle cycle might be better than hand scrubbing...it's just some caked in bugs.

Also, can I scotch gaurd it so if I get something on it, ya know, it'll come out.

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Old 05-15-2009, 02:50 PM   #2
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i also wonder this? i have a black and white jacket, and the sleeves.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:50 PM   #3
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hang it on a hanger, get a bowl of warm water and use a dish brush to lightly remove bugs etc. Its a slow process but works... Persoanlly, I have miele high tech washing machine and use the silk wash then hang it.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #4
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I had an ICON textile jacket and put it thru Gentle/Delicate cycle .Make sure you remove all the CE armour. I've never had any probs doin it this way.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:27 PM   #5
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i throw my mesh/textile in the wash. i have a HE washer and all it does is turns really slow and uses like no water.

yea take your armor out 1st like moeman said and i also hang dry. comes out looking brand new i love it

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Old 05-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #6
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Take the armour off , use cold water , gentle wash cycle , hang to dry
will come out as good as new
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
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Good thread! I was just wondering about this the other day...

Thanks for the tips guys, my textile jacket is definitely in need of a wash.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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sorry to thread jack but how bout mesh ?
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:26 PM   #9
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sorry to thread jack but how bout mesh ?
Mesh should not be any different
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:01 PM   #10
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I'll have to try the cold water thing. My jacket went through a a hot summer with a lot of bugs and rain and snow, so it's dirtier than all hell. The white stripes are gunmetal grey haha
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:36 PM   #11
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My jacket went through a a hot summer with a lot of bugs and rain and snow, so it's dirtier than all hell. The white stripes are gunmetal grey haha
LOL.same here..I had a no-name textile jacket that had 3m reflective stripes on it.After a few months of riding and commuting around,they ain't reflective no more!Anywayz I've done away with that and picked up a Teknic Supervent Pro.Good stuff..
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I have a joe rocket textile jacket and have put it in the wash more than once and it didnt hurt it any. So the washer should be fine, just hang it up to dry.
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I usually hand wash mine in the sink.
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I hate to dig up an ancient thread but thought you guys might be able to help me out. I have a pretty much new icon textile jacket that got some grease splats on it from the chain on my buddies bike. He goes a lil crazy with the chain lube. Well just wondering if any of you guys have been successful removing these types of stains..
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For grease you'll need something that is specifically for treating that... maybe something with OxiClean or one of those stain treatment pens.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:15 PM   #16
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For grease you'll need something that is specifically for treating that... maybe something with OxiClean or one of those stain treatment pens.
Yeah I thought that too, until I read the care label and it said not to use any oxygenated detergent cause it will ruin the jacket. I'm leaning towards just using dish detergent and seeing what happens. Was hoping someone on here had a miracle fix or something before i give that a try.
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I use a 5 gallon bucket and woolite. Works like a charm. Air dried in the summer....smells fresh and looks new every year.

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