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How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

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    How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    Bought a Alpinestars Cape Town jacket in high viz yellow this summer and tried cleaning up yesterday, as it was starting to turn black in areas. Hit it with some simple green and tossed it in the washer machine on gentle, seems like the dirty areas just got blotchy? Any on ideas how to clean high viz textile?

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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    You don't. You post on adv about how gnarly you are. Take lots of pics of your bike parked.

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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    I'll ask my gramps next time I see him

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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You don't. You post on adv about how gnarly you are. Take lots of pics of your bike parked.
    that is pretty much it

    you can pick out who has over 100k miles on a jacket and who has a new gear


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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    My Tourmaster Transition 2 has ~70k miles and still looks great, just figured I would be able to clean the Alpinestars jacket like the Tourmaster.

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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    Quote Originally Posted by duganc1717 View Post
    70k miles and still looks great
    I admit mine is worse than average due to winter riding conditions

    scotchgard when new helps

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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    I make a paste with Oxyclean powder and water, scrub it in all over with a brush, let it sit for a while and then wash it. Works like a charm.

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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You don't. You post on adv about how gnarly you are. Take lots of pics of your bike parked.
    Dammit. You beat me to it.

    I was going to say:
    "You don't. Just throw it away and get a real man's jacket"

    Anyways, I like yours better. Carry on.

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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    I'm nor sure if I would have started with simple green. Perhaps some dawn dish soap and a good scrubbing?

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    Re: How the hell do you clean a high vis jacket?

    a good roaring fire is the only way to get them clean. so clean in fact you need to buy a new one.

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