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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 2006, 11:10 am Thread Starter
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Question Cleaning a Savanna II Jacket

Any recommended methods of cleaning a 4 yr road 'infested' jacket would be greatly appeciated. Did try the BMW apparel cleaning product but with little to no affect of cleaning the road grim off this jacket
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I used the Nikwax products, I think it's called Tech Wash. I also used a commerical size washing machine to allow ample room for the gear to slosh around. Came out pretty good for old gear, definately smelled better.

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I don't have that jacket, but I have an Aerostich Roadcrafter which I think is similar material. I wash mine in the machine with Woolite and have had great results. The Woolite does not foam up like regular detergent and rinses out completely. I do run the rinse cycle an extra time to make sure.

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Just take a fast ride in the rain. If it doesn't get clean, you didn't go fast enough. I've never had to wash any of my riding gear

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 2006, 8:51 pm
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Wash your jacket by hand in the kitchen sink using Woolite or a like product. The big thing is to rinse the jacket several times, then rinse it seven more times. Hang it out of direct sunlight to dry.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 2006, 10:38 pm
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I put a six foot ladder in the backyard opened up and put the jacket zippered closed over the top of it to hold the jacket open. Spray the grime and oil off with "Simple Green" and do not do any scrubbing at all. I just soak the coat/jacket (with liner removed) and let it sit for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Spray with a hose over and over and over again and then let it air dry in the sun on the ladder. I wash it early in the morning and it's dry by the end of the day. The jacket still looks new after it's all done. Buy the biggest bottle of "Simple Green" and use it all. It's safe and biodegradeable and won't ruin your backyard lawn when you rinse. Make sure to remove any padding and armor you don't want to soak. The jacket will dry faster as well.
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