07-09-2012, 08:02 PM #1
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.
07-09-2012, 08:09 PM #2
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.
07-09-2012, 09:03 PM #3
07-10-2012, 10:06 AM #4
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if you have dive shop around ,they have soap that made for that, some soaps are to harsh
07-12-2012, 09:56 AM #5
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.
07-12-2012, 10:38 AM #6
Hmm, sorry that's didn't work out. Let us know what does.
07-12-2012, 12:37 PM #7
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.
07-19-2012, 09:25 PM #8
I've used "sink the stink" before with success
07-19-2012, 09:38 PM #9
+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.
07-19-2012, 10:06 PM #10
Detergent and Downy on the gentle cycle in the washer....
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