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Old 05-17-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Question Best way to clean mesh jacket?

my mesh jacket is white and it's pretty dirty. What's the best way to clean/remove stains?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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dry cleaner probably
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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Washing machine... no different then riding in the rain....

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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Definately air dry afterwards though if you do
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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my joe rocket said no machine wash,, hit it with a water hose and a soft brush out side then let it hang dry
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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take it in the shower with you

nah they just say don't machine wash b/c the spinning beats them up bad... its not about the water... use some diluted soapy water on a paper towel or a brush (you can get a soft nylon bristled brush at any auto parts store for $1 (meant for cleaning your fingers)... if its soft enough for your skin its soft enough for your jacket... mesh jackets are usually made out of a plastic-type material so water wont hurt em... they should come clean very easily since the stain can't get into the fibers... you could also put it in the bath tub with soapy water and clean it with your hand or the brush...

put it on a hanger (preferably the one it came with as it doesn't let the shoulders crease) and let it hang on your shower rod to air dry... it usually dries pretty fast
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I just remove the armor, toss in washing machine, dry on the delicate setting. Works fine.. and mine is leather/textile/mesh.
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After 4 rounds of washing machine cleaning in 2 years, my Olympia mesh jacket reflective strips have started to break down. The 3M reflective material started to wash away in areas that the jacket material gets bended (near elbows). However the seams are perfectly intact.
Don't use the dryer though, I just let it spin in the washer and hang it to air dry. And as texlurch said, its important to remove all armor.
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i learned the hard way and bought a white mesh jacket as my first one. It is now gray, and i washed it all the time. I will NEVER buy white again. I also stay away from light blue or any light color for that matter.

I wash my jackets on the handwash cycle and hang it to dry.
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Washing machine... no different then riding in the rain....


Pre-treat the stains with a mix of Tide/Clorox 2.... the just toss it in the washing machine. When the washing machine stops.... Hang it up in front of a fan..... Has alway's worked for me.
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I'll try all of the ones u guy's suggested

1.Pre-treat it with SHOUT (a friend recommended that)
2.Soft sponge to scrub it
3.Throw it in the washer
4. Hang it
5. Take it to the dry cleaners

I'm just scared that the back of my Jordan patch will get messed up if i get it wet
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I generally just hose mine down after pre-treating with Shout. Hang to dry in sun. My wife laid one on the top rack in the dishwasher not too long ago. That came out very very very well.
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I'll try all of the ones u guy's suggested

1.Pre-treat it with SHOUT (a friend recommended that)
2.Soft sponge to scrub it
3.Throw it in the washer
4. Hang it
5. Take it to the dry cleaners

I'm just scared that the back of my Jordan patch will get messed up if i get it wet
i have 2 jordan jackets and they have always been ok. never changed colors when i washed them. i definitly wouldnt use bleach on the jacket.
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if it's just a few bug splatters and spots just spot clean as suggested above. It you do end up using the washing machine: NO BLEACH and use the delicate cycle. Hang to dry, preferably in front of a fan or other air circulating device to speed the process.
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i definitly wouldnt use bleach on the jacket.
Yes..... Bleach is not something I would recommend, Clorox 2 is a color safe bleach.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #17
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okay, so i just got back from HEB with this

*note, should always make sure it works before taking it home(the one i got didn't spray well and so i ended up using more than i should have by pouring >___< )
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(started treating it..will check back in like 10 min then hand wash it)

I also saw this but wasn't sure if it was safe to use it or not
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before you do any bleach or any of that just try dish soap/water with a sponge.... you most likely wont need anything harsh!!!
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i hand washed my dainese air mesh jacket. removed the armor then wash it in the tub.
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I'll try all of the ones u guy's suggested

1.Pre-treat it with SHOUT (a friend recommended that)
2.Soft sponge to scrub it
3.Throw it in the washer
4. Hang it
5. Take it to the dry cleaners
After steps 1 to 4, it would be fine no need to take it to the dry cleaners. Most of them have no experience with mesh jackets and ALL of them hold no liability if they mess it up!
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