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Old 08-11-2006, 08:18 AM   #1
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Arrow Need Information on Drying Out

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I was caught in the down pour again yesterday and came home soaking wet.
I hung my Gear out to dry in the garage over night and this morning when putting the gear back on, I noticed that it is still and smells like wet Roo + Cow.
How do you recomend drying out after a good ride in the rain?
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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Put on your leathers find some sun and do about 130 for 15 min. :icon_bigg :icon_bigg J/K It'll probably take longer than that.
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:41 AM   #3
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I just let mine hang in the garage and dry naturally............then cleaned/treated everything with a good leather conditioner.
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I think the garage is too humid to hang anything. I would place it in front of a fan in room temperature so air can circulate until the Sun is out to leave it outside.
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:49 AM   #5
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Does Everyone use Mink Oil for conditioning?
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:05 AM   #6
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I used mink oil and saddle soap. And just hang them outside, in this heat they should be dry in about 5-10 minutes....lol.
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Interesting article in August Motor Cyclist magazine .
Was all about taking care of your gear. They didnt recommend using mink oil.
They also said to air dry but not in direct sunlight.
I dunno.. They did recommend saddle soap to clean and leather conditioner after clean and drying.
Like I said , I dunno. Whatever you have found to work for you.
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hit it with some compressed air at a distance

for the smell...

i put a sheet of bounce in my helmet.. jacket.. and gloves ever so often and makes it smell freshh
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hit it with some compressed air at a distance

for the smell...

i put a sheet of bounce in my helmet.. jacket.. and gloves ever so often and makes it smell freshh
I bathe, try it
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I bathe, try it
with ur gear on?
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:18 AM   #12
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Air dry is the only way to go with maybe a fan to circulate air.

Use a silicone waterproofing agent on your leathers, gloves, and leather boots. This will keep the leather from absorbing water if you get caught in the rain. You shouldnt get leather wet if it's untreated because it severely weakens its resistance to abrasion.

For the liners you can use febreze in a pinch...but eventually you will want to take them to a professional leather shop to get cleaned. Helmet liners should be removed and washed.
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