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  • Premier Icon scaredypants
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    washing machine, inside a pillowcase or quilt cover ?

    I wash mine in the bath with some clothes washing powder and really hot water. Swill it all around loads, leave overnight and then rinse in the morning.

    Takes a couple of days to dry but always smells alright after.

    Washing machine. The mesh bag they cam in prevents the velcro bobbling your other clothes.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    I soaked mine in a warm dettol solution! Did the job.

    Trying some of the Muc Off foam fresh stuff. Only just applied it to some road shoes that have developed a pungent pong after getting caught in a downpour. Smelling ok so far.

    scruff
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    Hot wash in the washing machine, put your shoes and camelback in there aswell. Its leaving the the salty sweat that rots them.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    If you don’t want to put them through the washing machine you can buy some antibacterial Vanish granules. Think it was Vanish Hygiene or something that I got. You just make up a solution with warm water and soak the clothes/armour/whatever for an hour. Worked a treat on some base layers I had that got proper manky.

    rocketman
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    OK thanks folks.

    They routinely get bunged in the washer but the 30 degree wash doesn’t seem to have much effect will crank it up and see what happens

    Cheers

    rocketman
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    I routinely wash my body armour but the actual padded bits are starting to develop a certain fragrance of their own 😐

    My guess is that they have become impregnated with my weapons-grade perspiration and need a weapons-grade cleanup. Any ideas how to get them fresh again without ruining them?

    Cheers

    Get some halo sports wash (available from a few places but wiggle is normally a pretty good price) gets rid of all nasty niffs and no need to use a particularly high temperature. All my stuff goes on at 30 degrees and hasn’t had any stink issues since I started using it.

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    I give stuff a soaking in Milton fluid every now and then – base layers, shorts etc – especially if its been left in a plastic bag for a few days after a 12 hour stint under a sumo suit!

    Gets rid of any nasty bacteria and leaves you smelling swimming-pool fresh!

    cbmotorsport
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    Hydrogen peroxide, you can get it on ebay. Put one of those detergent balls full of it in your washing machine, and wash as normal.

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