How to clean and maintaine your textile clothing?
by Ben Qadeer Entrepreneur
The textiles used in most textile motorcycle clothing are not just fabrics, but technical products.
To maintain textile garments, refer to the specific advice indicated on the labels of each garment.
- Machine washing
- Hand wash over 30 degrees
- Drying in a wringer or tumble dryer
- Dry and / or chemical cleaning (bleach, etc.)
- The friction of waterproof and / or breathable membranes
- Direct sources of intense heat (radiators, iron, heater, etc.).
For the maintenance of textile equipment with Gore-Tex membrane:
If the fabric is just a little dirty, it is safer to wash it in hot soapy water (Marseille soap).
If it is really soiled, it should be put in the machine at 30 degrees with a detergent for delicate textiles, garment turned inside out (inside out).
NEVER fabric softener, but a special waterproofing maintenance product, called a topical water repellency booster on outdoor fabrics, a durable water repellency (TDD) treatment, such as those made by Nikwax or Granger.
This is an ultrathin layer of water-resistant polymer which, when applied to the outer surface, causes water to bead and run off the garment.
The duration of TDD treatment depends on how you use it and how you care for it. As the treatment wears out, the water no longer beads and the outer fabric begins to soak up with water
The TDD treatment of a Gore-Tex garment will normally degrade with use and exposure to dust, detergents, mosquitoes and other impurities.
The easiest way to keep your garment water-resistant is to machine wash and dry it: washing removes dirt particles and drying reactivates the treatment.
Machine wash the garment using only about a quarter of the usual amount of detergent.
Run the garment through an additional rinse cycle to ensure all soap residue is removed.
Use wash-down treatment product following manufacturer's instructions.
Machine dry at medium temperature.
And of course, remove the contents of the pockets and especially the protections (back, elbows, shoulders) of the locations before washing.
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