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    cleaning riding gear (neoprene smell)

    Hi all, what is everyone using to clean their lifejackets, boots, and gloves? I always rinse mine out after riding and let them air dry.... but they always smell gross. Any products or tricks to get rid of the smell? Thanks.


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    Big bucket mixed Tide or other laundry detergent with water and dunk the stuff in there. Hold for a min under water then rinse and let dry in the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangermtb5 View Post
    Big bucket mixed Tide or other laundry detergent with water and dunk the stuff in there. Hold for a min under water then rinse and let dry in the sun.
    Gonna give it a try tomorrow, I'll let you know how it works out.

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    if you have dive shop around ,they have soap that made for that, some soaps are to harsh

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    Gave the laundry detergent and water trick a try, but to no avail. The stuff still smells pretty nasty. I'll try a few other thigns this weekend and report back.

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    Hmm, sorry that's didn't work out. Let us know what does.

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    I wash my wetsuit, neoprene socks & gloves after each ride with McNett Wet and Dry Suit Shampoo. Use my front-loading washing machine on the "handwash" cycle with extra rinse. Haven't developed any odors so far. McNett also produces/sells a product called MiraZyme that you might try: http://www.mcnett.com/MiraZyme-Enzym...ator-P398.aspx No idea if it works (or should be used) on life jackets.

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    I've used "sink the stink" before with success

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    +1 on the Sink the Stink product. Some of my gear can get pretty skanky and this does the trick. I use it on our water shoes and riding gloves and let them dry in the sun. I clean our stuff after 2 - 3 wearings max.

    If you're going to use laundry detergent to clean your stuff, add Borax as its a natural deodorizer.

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    Detergent and Downy on the gentle cycle in the washer....

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