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Old 29 October 2010, 07:51   #1
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Foul Weather clothing/cleaning

Does anyone recommend a company for cleaning waterproof clothing whilst maintaining the waterproof levels.
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Old 29 October 2010, 07:55   #2
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Does anyone recommend a company for cleaning waterproof clothing whilst maintaining the waterproof levels.
Nikwax. Use wash-in not spray-on.
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Old 29 October 2010, 09:57   #3
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I know Henri Lloyd do a clean/refurbish service, not sure about Musto et al.
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Do it yourself !

We wash all our jackets in a washing machine with a tiny amount of non bio powder (max 2 table spoons) on a tepid wash

DO NOT tumble dry

I have been doing this for years and you know how much all our equipment is used. All the jackets havnt suffered any ill effects, they may have faded a bit but this is the UV and salt water

My Gill jacket is now 4 years old and is as waterproof is it was when new
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Stick it in the washing machine with Tech Wash by Nixwax then rinse in TX Wash.

Simples
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The musto Gore Tex stuff gets put in the washing machine and then tumble dried, I was told that the tumble drying bit was important for the fabric for some reason.
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Cheers for ideas, yes washing all forty seems like fun So I think I will follow this route with solutions mentioned but run down to a service wash to save my domestic machine.
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Cheers for ideas, yes washing all forty seems like fun So I think I will follow this route with solutions mentioned but run down to a service wash to save my domestic machine.
I'd buy a gal of Nikwax TX Direct wash-in and do it myself using a commercial machine at a launderette. Wouldn't trust a service wash.
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wash my 1995 musto offshore jacket /salopettes in the washing machine about twice a year and had no problems,,except for the elastic braces freying ,,but they all seem to do that eventually anyhow,
its also not a bad idea if you have an internal harness to remove it or put the buckles in some socks,also tie some rag though the zip toggle, helps stop it sounding like a cement mixer.
think the only mark that i cannot shift is when i got some grease on it used for greasing lifeboat slipways about 15 years ago .
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In actual fact washing your gear in a washing machine is meant to be good for it! Something to do with realigning the fibres?!
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