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    Default How do you clean your kinetic rope?

    Hi,

    Had to use my Kinetic rope in some muddy water...
    How do you clean your rope?
    Thinking of throwing it in the bath but don't think i should use any detergents...

    Thanks

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    Good question... I usually just rinse my pofadder off under the garden tap when needed..

    Is there a better method?

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    Karcher on the rope... That must be bad for it...

    anyone tried that method in the link?

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    I suspect zantus has - seeing as he wrote it!

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    Karcher on the rope... That must be bad for it...
    Why?

    Dirt in the rope/strap = BAD

    Getting dirt out of the rope/strap = GOOD

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    I wait till its dry, then shake it out. sand and dry mud will come out. It will change colour a bit, but that's nothing.
    Store in a cool dry place.
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    I'll give it a go next time. I think it's better to avoid detergents and chemicals.

    Can't see that the karcher woukd do much harm. Better than sand and mud working the fibers...

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    Best to give it a good rinse. Mud sand particles can shave the rope over time.

    Just put it on the lawn and with hise pipe blast it. Can even use pressure washer but not really needed. Also rinse after it has relaxed to get right into the rope. Then just hang to air dry for a day or two. Good to go.

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    Swambo se no ways was ek die pof adder in haar was masjien. Wishy washie to met hom. Maar ai ek ry n Ford kon hom nog nooit gebruik nie.
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    Ek het laas my pofadder sommer buite op die paving skoongespuit met die tuinslang en hom toe in die wasmasjien gegooi, het lekker gewerk
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    You can hose it out as well in that net bag.
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    Ok, think i will try the hose first and see what happens.

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    Avoid chemicals, nylon is fairly imune to chemical atack, but you don't know what the put in the stuff, mud doesn't stick very good too nylon so clean water should be fine, also keep it out of the sun, UV degenerates nylon quite quickly.
    If it was fun to break, fix it and break it again.

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    Interesting article. However I would not use a normal detergent. However you get a product that you use on wet suits. It basically keeps the elasticity instead of drying it out and making it hard. I would use a wet suit wash.

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    Play concertina with it under clean running water. Time consuming, but it does get the sand particles out from between the fibres.

    My "poffadder" has a protective sheath. It stops sand from getting in between the fibres in the first place. Of course the sheath is much longer than the rope to allow the rope to stretch. Works beautiful.
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    I have put mine in the washing machine numerous times after using and never had a problem with the strap.

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    STAY away from soaps etc! Water and only water.

    You will not have an issue if using soaps until that day when it matters most!

    Buy a poffadder with Sheath, this is what Sakkie mentioned.

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    Ok, well so far i had it in the bath but that was not very successfull.
    Then i hosed it down.
    Much better, prob about 98% out but there is still very very fine sand in it.

    Think ill let it dry and if i cant get it out after that then i can hose it again.

    Thanks!

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